ChainGangGuy (4420) - 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 (1285) - 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 (696) - 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 (416) - 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 (255) - 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.
DJC (238) - USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red body with a fairly decent off-white head. The head dissipated rather quickly, but at least it produced some lacing. The aroma is fairly malty, while there are also hop and acidic notes. The flavor is much like the aroma. Carbonation level is perhaps a bit on the lighter side, yet it seems to fit the style. Overall, I found this beer to be enjoyable, but I doubt if I’ll always have a supply on hand.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful clear red pour with a tall foamy head that falls at a normal pace. Nose is sweet and malty with hints of fruit and hop. The heavy body allows this beer to deliver that sweet malt flavor slowly and lets it mix with the lite bitter hop finish. Im a stout man so I think this is a great beer. But I can see how Irish Ale lovers would find this a bit heavy.