brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Commercial description nails it. The best Irish Red I have enjoyed to date. Pours deep red/ruby with small, but lasting, off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, English hops. Taste is creamy caramel perfectly in sync wuth the heavenly EKG hops. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and oh-so-easy to drink.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber color with a creamy tan head with some lacing. Aroma of caramel and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, but smooth and balanced. A very solid offering from Sam Adams.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours red with a fizzy pinkish head. Smells of sweet malt, some caramel. Tastes sweet and watery with some hints of spiciness.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear red into the english pint glass with an inch head. A very sweet malty aroma with hints of nuts and barley. An enjoyable malty flavor with caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. A decent irish ale.
waolsen (1359) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dark copper with thick head. hops, nutty and slightly funky aroma. smotth toffee and caramel balanced with hops.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is another solid brew from Sam Adams. Creamy and malty with a little hops in it, it goes down fine. However, you absolutely cannot switch from this to an IPA or vice versa, as it will make the other beer taste horrible.
samadams2442 (3) - livonia, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very pleased with this beer, will become part of my regular selections of beer.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
reddish brown appearance. mild head. malty nose. flavor is of crystal malt, very much caramal and malt. no overriding hop component but some balance. decent version of the style
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pour, a deep caramel body with a sustained, foamy beige head. Lots of lace. The aroma’s a dull carmel with a light earthy bitterness. The bitterness is stronger in the flavor and a soft nutiness is also present. Rather uneventful, making it fairly true to style.
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GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber color w/ a tall froth. Good head retention and lacework. Aromas of sweet malted biscuits and brandy. Medium full nectar w/ good carbonation. Nice and malty w/ roasted amber flavors. Biscuits, cherry essence, brandy, all whipped together with a defined hop bittering component to finish. The English hop variety used is very distinguishable.