gsmitty80 (1941) - 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.
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a decent, fairly creamy red ale, smooth with a light malty toffee note. honestly not bad at all.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild grain and caramel aroma with light hops, a bit fruity and nutty. Dark copper amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts dry with nutty sweetness, caramel, and some mild esters. Big hop presence with nutty bitter finish and after.
LinusStick (2951) - 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.
Frank (3257) - 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.
ryanscourt (870) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby red appearance. Smell of some sweet malts and metal. Flavor not what I was expecting except for the ,eradicate flavors. Lacks decisive malt body. Bitter woodchip finish.