CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with ruby hues and a thin, stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet earthy grainy toasted nutty malts. Body starts lightly sweet, nutty and grainy with a light bitterness and earthy finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable.
zombywoof (440) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish -amber color and a frothy tan head. Moderate lacing. Prominent aroma of caramel malt, fruit and brown sugar. Tastes a lot like Killian’s red except it seems to have more earth and hops. Clean brisk finish and medium body. S’alright.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, ruby-colored body with a tall, frothy, lasting off-white head.
Smell: Simple, pleasing aroma of caramel, toast, spice, and cherries.
Taste: Bready caramel maltiness with a medium sweetness. Pinch of light brown sugar. Cherry fruitiness. Bit of spice. Light, clean English hop bitterness. Toasted malts in the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Very slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A solid Irish Red.
roder60 (1270) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful clear red color with a pinkish tan froathy bubbly head. Aroma is sweet fruity caramel and cotton candy. Flavor is sweet and caramely then quickly becomes dry and roasty bitter finish. Rather light and watery. Overall, pretty good.
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - FEB 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
malty/burnt sugar on nose. dark-reddish in color with small head & very little lacing. malty, some faint caremel, that finishes odd and dryish. decent, but far from thrilling
morrdt (675) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the ’new’ 2008 mixed six pack. Pours a nice deep red with a light head. Touch of malt and caramel in the aroma. Taste is rather average for Irish Red’s (a la Killian’s, etc.). Not bad to drink though. Should be a six pack by itself for St. Patrick’s Day.
stoutchap (368) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok - it looks nice - a ruddy irish complexion I would say. But it’s not that flavorful. A little maltiness with soem nuts in the background and the barest trace of hops. Not bad, but not amazing either.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks great...reddish brown color with beige, foamy head. Tastes a bit weak. Toasty flavor one expects from this style barely there. Just little hops...very timid taste. Goes down smooth and smoothing to be said for that. I was expecting more from a pretty respectable brewer.
TampaBeer (242) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a bit blah, a bit bland as somewhat expected from such a large brewer. There are slight notes of flavor here and there but generally unsubstantial.
wahday (2) - USA - FEB 21, 2008 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I tried this the other night. The look is real amber and has a nice aroma. I did expect more flavor, but it still tastes good and goes down easy. I will buy another 6 pack.