DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear ruby pour with 2-fingers of off-white head. This one looks great. The nose is very malty, with vinous fruit, and caramel notes. The taste is caramel malty, hoppy, with vinous fruit and berry notes, with a crisp and smooth palate.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with an inch of foam and nice lacing. Sweet carmel malt aroma. Medium body with lite bitterness. Middle of the road beer.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle given to me from BeerGestapo. thanks Mike. pours a dark amber with red highlights, two fingers of dense tan foam sit proudly on top of the liquid. nose of caramel, a bit of toffee, and a hint of almost Belgian smelling fruitiness. bready, biscuity flavor with a sharp alcohol note that I didn’t appreciate being there. finishes dry.
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear dark amber color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet malty flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours red and translucent, not really, but amber with a red tint, (use your imagination). A 2-3 inch mess of a foam head. Nice foam though. Smells like malt and sugar. Nothing new here. Taste cold and malty with a small amount of spice. Average malty beer, kinda boring. A little thick on the consistency.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful dark orange-red with significant off-white head, fades quickly to a scum. Nose is subdued, with caramel and some honeyed sweetness. Some unrefined graininess in the taste, with caramel and mostly toffee, a bit of honeydew melon. Characteristically UK hop profile, dusty and lightly floral. Slight sourness. Creamy, moderate carbonation.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a very easy to drink and kinda malty beer but it had really no taste at all,i was a little disappointed seeing it was from sam adams and figured it would have more flavor.CHEERS!
thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Seems like a lot of new Irish Red Ales are com iung out right around St. Patty’s Day. Well, here is yet another one. This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty and dirty sock. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a acidic aftertaste. The strange flavor contained notes of mild brown malt. Not one that I would likely buy again.
beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. The beer poured a red/slight orange color with an okay frothy, tan head. I smelled a caramel malt with slight floral hops. The beer went down with a light body and slightly oily texture with little to no carbination and a slight bitterness. Overall, I am not a big fan and I probably won’t buy it again.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Bottle from BevMo. Dark amber in color upon pouring. Slightly sweet aroma. Quite malty. A little caramelized breadiness. English hop aroma. Malty flavor. Somewhat earthy. Some English hop flavor. Fairly rich.