stouby (4392) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Charlies Pub, Dublin Red Connolly.
Deep orange to red with a beige head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body. Smooth and refreshing.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a clear orange/amber with a thick, dense, tan head that has excellent retention and leaves sheety nitro lace all the way down the glass. Closed, muted aroma like most cask ales especially Irish/British varieties. You can pick out some orange sherbet if you really try along with metallic notes, old cherry flavors that I am used to in Guinness. Taste is buttery, spicy, bitter, peppery, creamy, moves to tinny. Has a weak amount of fruitiness I get from the EKG and Nugget hops. Light bodied, spicy palate.
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is actually am great red at first but settles in to an overall mediocre performer. It’s creamy and pours a slightly cloudy red. Would not drink again.
TheBeerGod (5920) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish amber pour with a tall, dense beige head. Nose is malty with caramel and a pleasant nuttiness. Spicy hops and floral hops round this out. Taste is nutty and caramelly with tons of malt, earthy hops, spicy hops, and dried fruit. Body is medium with a moderate, creamy carbonation. Ends with more malt and nuttiness, caramel, spicy hops and pleasant fruit notes. Hints of tea as well.
Rustyham (1835) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
White lacing of a nice deep reddish orange, aroma of jalapeño peppers and toffee, flavor is too light, only slight malt. Very smooth, but too light on the toungue. Sampled at "Guess who’s back..."
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Guess Who’s Back tasting. Clear light red pour. Great Toffee aroma. Flavor is not quite malty enough. A little thin. Smells better than it tastes, but still not worth the price. cool bottle though.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pulltab is pretty nice. Pours a beige ring of head with a copper body. Aromas of caramel and malt. Flavor is caramel, spicy, some herbal hops. Finish is dry.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Guess Who’s Back Tasting. Smells of boring as malt. Tastes cleaner than I expected. A little spice, pumpkin, herbal qualities. Mehhh.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light red with a fine, white head. Holds a faintly sweet malt aroma with some earthy hops. Light caramel notes in the flavor, some sweetness, slightly bitter. Light to medium in body, average carbonation. Pretty nice.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(330 ml bottle from Bootleggers) Pours clear coppery amber with a big fat biscuit head that recedes to a big fat lumpy cap. Aroma of skunk (light), hay, honey, sweat, pine and metal. Mouthfeel smooth, almost too smooth (ie., no texture), very light prickliness. Big, foamy, broken rings and gobs of lacing. Flavor is dull and muted - some sort of eggy quasi-caramel but mostly just a bitter, almost metallic taste with very little malt base supporting it. Very filtered, dull quality about it.