Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite good, quite like the style. Some watery and hoppy features but good in the whole of.
Brigadier (2990) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hanging out with some other people at a sports bar I chose to stay away from Southern Tier’s seasonal diabetes bombs. Instead I opted for this passable irish ale. It was good enough but if I were to visit Pittsburgh I’d look for East End’s interpretation of the style.
Aroma / Appearance - Caramel toned liquid bobs below a dirty white head. Caramel, red vines, and nutty aspects remind me of a candy bar in a glass.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, honey, and almonds tease the palate. Eventually they settle down into red licorice that clings to the back of the throat. The dry finish isn’t bad but I felt like it could have had just a bit more. Even so this was a good start to the evening.
Palidor19 (2954) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a deep emphasis on the grains, the taste of the husks are very strong. It's all malt and hardly no hops. A great beer to enjoy
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Frank (2888) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I am not sure what qualifies this as "Irish" it tastes like a pretty typical American amber to me. It’s a red brown brew, clear w/ barely a head. Nose is very mild w/ only a bit of toasty malt character and some cherries and dried fruit notes. The hop bitterness here is citric and earthy and really come off as American in quality but w/ an unfortunate metallic aftertaste. Despite this, it is a pleasingly thick but not syrupy beer w/ mild carbonation which suits decently. This is pretty good for a novelty brew and I could see myself bringing a couple to my buddy’s house to watch the Steelers game just for grins but really couldn’t see myself getting it again for any other reason.
LinusStick (2860) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An OK beer. Aroma was a little weak. Roasted malt, crayons and
metal. Pour was a dark brown with a few rising bubbles and no head. Taste was average. The roasted malt was there in the front, then this strong metallic flavor filled the mouth. The malt was going in and out, but in the swallow an extremely bitter aftertaste came out. Very odd for an Irish ale. The beer kind of grew on me and got better as I drank it. Nice strong carbonation.
DialSquare (2692) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Betton. Mahogany pour with thin tan head. Aroma is caramel, floral, earthy. Tastes are sweet malts, nutty, caramel. Weak palate. Eh.
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brownish red colored pour. Big light khaki head. Plenty of leaving. Big malty aroma. Taste is tons of malt. Some chocolate notes and caramel. Very good.
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BREWMUSKCLES (2239) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a delightful Irish style ale with flavors of toast and caramel not too sweet and with a bit of soapy pine hop that with it’s caustic nature adds some body. still smooth this brew has a little fruit in the mix.
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The wait staff told me it was like a Killian’s but reminded me more of German dunkel. Very smooth taste and mellow. A pleasant surprise.
gsmitty80 (1803) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure if it was the end of the night or the lines weren’t clean but i didn’t enjoy this as much as other folks. Had a slighty metallic and astringent taste to it. Nothing much redeeming except for the color was a very nice deep amber.