jb (2961) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice workable beer for St. Paddy’s week. They’ve got the look right, malty red with a tan-tinged head. More malt and some honey in the nose with fresh baked biscuits. Creamy palate has some butterscotch, is a bit syrupy with a dry finish.
vyvvy (5886) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish copper with a beige head. The aroma is very butterscotchy with some mellow caramel malt and a hint of cinnamon. The body is fairly think with sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with a metallic taste and some butteriness that seems like it is probably diacetyl There is some think maltiness tucked in there as well. The finish is watery and tinny. A bid disappointment.
highibus (798) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Only a step up from my memories of Killians. A little strange to me, not terrible, but not great. Flavor is malty but a little wet towel taste to it as well.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had a nice amber pour with creamy light tan head. Flavor was of malts and a little bit of caramel. Flavor was not so dominant overall and there wasn’t a lot of hop character. Would drink but probably won’t but again.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Malty aroma. Ruby color with a decent tan head. Near medium body with coarse carbonation. Flavor is roasted caramel with a bare minimum of hop. Finish is really malty. Hops build, but it’s really underhopped. For me, rather unpleasant. More like a weird dunkel than an ale.
Slipstream (2477) - USA - MAR 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour - not that red, really. Good but quickly sinking head. Fresh, pleasant aroma. Flavor is dry, but still malty. Nicely blended flavors. Hops are on the light side. Similar to a bitter or a pale ale. Pleasant, but not a powerhouse.
marcus (9220) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This reddish brown ale poured with a thick tan head and a malty aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with some carbonation and a bitter finish.
ndfreak77 (126) - USA - MAR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is another great beer from my favorite brewer This beer has a red color, white head and ample carbonation. Has a nice caremel flavor balanced by some mild hps.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a VERY nice red beer. I haven’t had a lot of Irish Red’s, but this one I liked. A welcomed addition to the SA mix pack. Malty, caramel flavor with very mild hops on the finish. Good.
HighlanderOne (1237) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Poured from bottle 3/2008. Malty aroma, Red mahogany with tan persistent head. I taste toasted malt, caramel, coriander, and mild hops. Aftertaste of burnt veggies. Taste a bit of alcohol toward the end. A nice St. Patrick’s day beer.