omhper (22726) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, from The Drink Store, Dublin. Clear amber, huge firm head. Roasty and fruity. Light bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel, slight notes of peat and ripe fruits. Light spicy bitterness.
EithCubes (5432) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose of fruit and caramel, just a little nutty grit in there to help balance the sweetness (barely). Pours a Bitter-like copper with a great lasting rocky off-white head. Dry, bitter, nutty taste with fruit accents only toward the end and in the aftertaste, full body with layers of caramel and medium roast (hint of ash). Hops are low but productive.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark copper red with a nice little bubbly off white head aroma is light caramel malt and some euro hops flavor is the same as aroma but stronger and a little dry hop bite. the dry hops stick around a bit in the aftertaste and is real sessionable. probably the best irish red I have had to date, and yes expensive, but I would drink a few on st. patty’s day.
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had high hopes for this beer. I poured it, nice color with quickly disappearing off white head. Watery which would explain the 4.4% ABV. Slight taste of red goes down smooth. Wouldn’t be a bad daily drinker, but at $3.99 a 12 oz, I doubt ill be making the purchase again.
Best part about this beer was the pull off cap!
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[keg at the Porterhouse, Covent Garden] Standard Irish-style nitro’d red ale – thick, dark red appearance, hefty creamy white head. Served very cold and has tart dark flavours with almost no aroma. As it warms the hop bitterness comes out and some more developed malt character with it 
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is pretty good but not exactly like most red ales ( not that that is a bad thing). There is plenty of grassy, hay like hops, a bit of yeast, and honey. The taste is like the aroma with malt of front and hop bitterness at the back end. The palate is thin for the style but smooth from carbonation. Overall a good beer but that’s about it.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one at the Porterhouse in Temple Street
A thick, creamy head, really delicious!
A floral dominated aroma with a well-balanced bitternes to it. Good use of the hops.
The aftertast last for a long while, and I could taste it a few minuttes after I was done. Not a bad beer at all, just not exceptional.
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
malt caramel et pale, léger citron, fleur, corps est léger, note qcq fruit; pomme.
Bouche est fine et vraiment légère. Bon pour le style sans vraiment sortir du lot.
brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a burnt orange/amber color with an off-white head.
S: Sweet and slightly toasty malts with a bit of caramel. The hops are nearly absent from the nose.
T: Nothing really stands out in this beer. Slightly sweet with caramel notes and a bit of toasted bread/malt. Very light earthy hops.
M: The mouthfeel is similarly unassuming. Medium in body and carbonation.
D: Not at all bad, but there’s nothing here that makes me want to drink this beer again. It’s fairly bland and uninteresting. I’m not trying to be a "typical American" here and need some monster ABV, but some nice flavor would be a good start.
pete4999 (1393) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Porterhouse in Dublin, Ireland. Surprised this one isn’t rated a bit higher, to be honest. I thought that outside of the porters/stouts, this one was the best I tried. A bit of caramel/toffee sweetness but a nice hop backbone. One of the better reds I got to taste on my trip.