hombrepalo (1882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bell in Hand (oldest taven in U.S.) Boston. Poured a transparent amber color with medium head. Smells like light carmel malts. Taste is similar. A bit on the watery side. Didn’t finish the pint.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red and smells of hops and grain. Smooth going down with a nice bitterness to it from the hops which you can taste right off. The sweet malts are what distinguishes this beer.
RobertDale (3781) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cheers in Boston. Does look brick red. Nice biege head with decent lacing. Aroma of malt and caramel. Tastes similar with a touch of fruit and hops. Nice.
KyotoLefty (6831) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught in Boston. Tons of toffee and caramel, wth a slightly bitter finish. Drikable but not very nice. Way too sweet and cloying.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Sam Adams brewery. Pour is.... well whatdya know.... brick red. It actually is a rather attractive beer with the deep red sitting beneath a creamy khaki head. Almost a shame to drink it, well not really. Aroma is exceptionally fresh and fruity showing berries and light florals with a light undercurrent of caramel and a slight earthiness. Flavor shows the same with some additional graham cracker. Overall body is light to moderate, light to moderate sweetness, and lightly bitter. For whatever reason i’m sure this will be my default Irish red while in Boston.
italianjohn (2398) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brick reddish pour very attractive .... tan creamy head ...... taste of sweet caramel malt and a little earthy .... nice irish red malty and sweet ... had it at cheers in boston
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful deep red color, very clean tasting. My excitement at finding this tap-only beer probably affected my judgment. As for Sam Adams, I’ll probably stick with the lager.
jsf23mr (217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer that you can only find in Boston, Mass. Tasted it during the Brewery tour.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very good everyday Boston beer. St pattys day and boston go hand and hand, the cold and rain are just added bonuses. I liked this beer, it had a touch of hops.
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cristal red color slight head; slight sweet malt with noticeable hop. Nice carbonation, sweet malty and slight hop flavor. Slight aftertaste