Mittenator (1380) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (from backlog). Nice dark brown/amber pour with a medium head. Faint aromas of caramel and raisins. Then it got weird. Raisins, maybe chocolate and some all malts that didnít blend well. I poured out the bottom half of my glass.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Looks great. A deep, somewhat hazy red color with a tan head. The head doesnít last long, but thereís some good looking lacing.
Smell: Sweet. Dark fruits, malts. Almost a bit of chocolate, but that doesnít come out in the flavor. Caramel in there a touch as well, and alcohol can be traced.
Taste/feel: I havenít had many Irish Reds, but this is my favorite of the four or so that Iíve had. As Iím not familiar with the style, Iím not completely sure about how theyíre SUPPOSED to taste, but this is just a good tasting beer. The malts up front with the dark fruits, tartness, and sweetness on the finish makes me want more. There seems to be a mild hop presence there, too. Just tastes great. The feel is fantastic -- a somewhat prickly carbonation, but the beer still goes down smooth.
Overall, Iím shocked at the 77/100 rating. Thatís a decent score, but I actually thoroughly enjoy this one, and itís one of my new favorites from Shortís. That sour smell, tart flavor, malty finish.. all of it comes together well. May I have another?
madmitch76 (15844) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22nd February 2012
Hazy dark red - amber beer. Little pale tan head. Light crisp palate. Semi dry. Sourish citrus on a caramel malt base. Minerals. Finishes with a carbonated sting. A bit clunky, especially for Shorts.
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized light brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated slightly hazy dark red brown colored body and a very good lacing. The aroma was malty and mild vinous. The semi-flat mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of old ale brown malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
mrjaxson (306) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can a beer be downgraded for a nasty-looking label with a drawing that looks like a bad rendition of Star Trek: The Next Generationís beloved Mr. Data with a bucktoothed smile? Iím saying the answer is yes, so there goes a point for "Appearance." There are scents of caramel malts in the aroma, but it has a tart taste that seems mostly like apple cider.
Huhzubendah (2637) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer appears amber in color with a thin head that leaves a bit of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings malt, slight sweetness, and a hint of caramels. The flavor is pretty simple - malt with a bit of caramel. Itís decent enough, but rather bland. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. An OK beer, albeit unexciting.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-16-2011
Tmoney99 (10983) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a clear reddish-brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer.
mmmbeer (1251) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a 40% transparent when held to a light source maroon/copper/brown color (thatíll work), white ring around the glass for a head that did not lace at the slightest. Aroma of toffee and notes of molasses and cream chocolate. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt is full on kung pow and is very rich, middle has a raison feel, finish is sweetening and lasting. So itís a Magician huh? Take me out of this hellhole- BAM- well, that didnít work, not even after an ice bath...
hayduke (3422) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was courtesy of Strykzone. It poured from the 12 oz. bottle a dark amber color with a medium sized off-white head and light lacing.. The nose is faint, and mostly of caramel malts and toffee. Light in body with a sweet mouthfeel. The flavor is a bit odd with some caramel, fruit, and a hit of hops. Drinkable, but barely.
Arve_Christian (3229) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog autumn 2011
Bottle at Schouskjelleren
Medium body & complexity
A bit bland, but enjoyable