KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a clear dark deep mahogany with a small (less than 1 finger) off white frothy head that was mostly diminishing and did not have much lacing at all.
The aroma was heavy of a biscuit malt, a light floral hop, and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and some toffee.
It tasted malty sweet with a hint of toffee from the start and then had a slightly bitter hoppiness to it with a light sweet caramel finish. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow allowing for the malty bitter sweetness to settle nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was creamy in texture and just a shade under medium in body with a lively carbonation.
Overall this beer has a nice sweet maltiness with a touch of hops to it. Although it is a tasty and average brew, I have to say I did it enjoy it and would drink another.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pretty middling Irish Ale. Bland and slightly sweet. Well balanced, for sure, but nothing memorable.
punkska101 (728) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared with dad a: toffee, caramel, roasty app: reddish clear small white head t/p: med body with sweet and short finish. o: good. highly drinkable would gladly drink again.
gschrade (306) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at home. Pours reddish-orange with off white head. Taste sweet, light Carmel. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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beerandbeyond (552) - ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler.
Clear deep russet with some red hues and a decent beige head.
Malty nose, with caramel, some toffee, ginger cookie, biscuit and grassy hops.
Sweet malt, lo-med bitterness, dry nuttiness, some caramel and dark bread.
Medium bodied, balanced, nicely carbonated and overall highly drinkable. Cool.
lobohog (3) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent, but not a great red. Poured amber. Very malt forward, typical of reds, but not well balanced. I was expecting more. Didnít get it. Not bad, just meh!
osu97gp (612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear red-orange with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts. Flavor lightly toasted caramel malts with some light bitterness.
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yet another Sam Adams that was good for the bottle and not much else. Not bad, but very meh.
bytemesis (2150) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear red amber, small fizzy head that dissipates quickly with little lacing. Aroma is caramel and grass. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, little bitterness. Light body. Unoffensive.
warhawk91 (145) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Deep amber red, with an off white head and average lacing. Malty aroma and smells of fruit and caramel. Taste is sweet up front with caramel and maybe a fruit kind of taste, hard to detect. Finish is clean with a bit of hop character. Medium palate, overall a good but not great beer.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks great in the glass. Mahogany red with a thin but lasting head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts. Flavor is mild and somewhat watery with a creamy texture. Decent but not memorable.