Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
After having on draft for 3 months before it was available in bottles it wasn’t the same. Poured dark amber, waterdowned flavor. Better on draft.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Woah, is that commercial description for real? Dark, bubbly, sodapop like appearance. Fine offwhite head. Predominantly malty and unchallenging. Tastes like beer.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer poured a nice copper/amber color and developed a nice head. There was a certain spiciness to the aroma hidden beneath the more recognizable sweet malt. The taste is a little metallic with a definate bite.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on draught in DeKalb, Illinois. Smooth, deep red pour, thin head, your architypical Irish red right here.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth all occassion, all evening beer. Light roasted flavor and unlike Guiness thinner than motor oil and less than a full meal.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spectacular appearance, large fluffy white head and dark amber color, slight carbonation. Pleasant odor and taste of caramelish malts and slight dry, hoppy bite to finish. Pretty good, but a little light on the lasting flavor. I’d like to try it on tap.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one has a watery palate that doesn’t "stick" like a good beer should; nonetheless, it is a nice beer. The slightly roasted malt takes precedence over the hops, but the latter does provide a small bite, just to let you know that yes, they are there. The aftertaste is slightly like sour caramel. Nice session beer.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - malty, sweet aroma. Deep amber appearance - EXACTLY like Michelob Amber Bock. In fact, a friend and I ordered SW and his wife ordered an AB. They were brought together and we could not tell them apart without tasting them. Flavor had some malt sweetness and not much else. Very average.
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great aroma of roasted coffer. Good looking pur with big frothy head. Flavor is disappointing though. Just an ordinary ale.
desurfer (1253) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby/amber body, tight nitro-looking white head. Nice looking lace too. Aroma undetectable in the smoky bar. Flavor is moderately malty, a wee bit of hops squeezed in at the finish. Drinkable, but ho-hum in general.