mbgrayson (663) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sixteen ounce draft in Boston. Pours a clear dark red, with tan head. Aroma is lightly of hops. Taste is smooth, malty and very drinkable, thumbs up!
Jow (3033) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Logan airport as I board a flight to Dublin so this is very appropriate. Pours nice reddish copper. Nose is faint malt and caramel. Tastes of light malt, molasses, cinnamon, caramel, and subdued pine. Touch watery but clean tasting.
NallePalle (401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At draught, Cheers, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. Overall nice in all aspects, a pleasant ale.
Bulk_Carrier (3158) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was on tap and poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice gentle dark red color with a thin half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds leaving a nice slightly foamy clingy lacing.
The aroma had a nice nutty to caramel smell that was fairly enticing and rich.
The taste was moderately sweet but still had a nice roasted nuttiness about it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it. Also, there’s a nice rich creamy sort of feel running over my tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty good Irish Red ale well worthy of having again. I think it would be beneficial to Sam Adams if they started bottling this one.
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Durgan Park, Logan airport. Sweet and creamy aroma with toffee and a citrus note. Clear light mahogany under a white ring. Sweet, nutty toffee flavour with bread crust and medium bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, nutty finish.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Union Oyster House. Very little aroma but lots of malt in the flavor with some caramel and sweet for the style. This style doesnt have much to offer but this beer does it better than most.
Cybercat (4433) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a thick buff head that leaves generous lacing. Malty aroma has notes of caramel and cloves. Spice - cloves and a little cinnamon - dominate the flavor, but let through malty and caramel notes. Texture is about average, but still acceptable. Get your brick on with a good red ale!
haukur (1532) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Logan Airport. Almost no aroma, some malt. dark red, firm head. Taste is malty with tingling sweetness. Dont know if badly made or just horrible beer style but this one was almost hard to finish.
Barreras (1419) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cola brown color with a heavy malt smell. Taste is full of malt and a tinge of sweet molasses. Taste is bready, with a mild earthy flavor. happy I tried this beer while at the Cheer’s Restaurant in Boston.
arnold931 (1108) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Boston. Pours a clear reddish with an off-white head. Nose and taste sweet malt and some caramel. Pretty smooth.