jrisko (1) - poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2004 Smithwicks now available on tap at Mulligans Irish House in Poughkeepsie, NY
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eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Is this new?? I'm not sure. But the barkeep at the Irish pub where I first ordered this pronounced it, "Smiticks". Certainly an enjoyable Irish Ale. Nice amber color, a certain roastiness to the palate. Sweet and slightly flat-tasting. Overall, not half bad. A nice alternative to the more typical Bass or Harp!
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice amber color with a thick white head and a malty smell. Taste is sweet malts and finishes with a medium bitterness. Overall a very fine beer.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft.Amber,nice creamy lasting head,mouthfeel reminded me of guinness(ironic)A bit of caramel and teases of bass and brown ale.A tad flat.Pretty drinkable overall.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Whitlow's on Wilson. Weak aroma, head left some nice lacing on the glass. Dark reddish color. Malty with just a hint of nut, almost as if it wanted to be a brown ale. Kind of average.
lalubeer (57) - CANADA - FEB 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer. Good malty taste, a little metal taste that ruins the beer a bit.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Ned Divine's.
Sparkling clear, ruby/copper ale. Mildly malty. Well-balanced with traces of chocolate and caramel. Light-bodied with a thin, resiny mouthfeel. Short, bitter finish.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber appearance with a decent, clingy head. Slightly nutty aroma but nothing to entice you. Mild, inoffensive taste similiar to Bass.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/9/04: on tap @ the smokehouse.
almond colored with a slightly creamy head. lacing. tan-brown body with hints of orange. slight pils aroma. more malt than a budweiser, but the flavor is just about as weak as a bud/coors/miller.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 Muted aroma, which was lightly fruit-sweet with dark breadiness. Nice looking mahogany beer with uniform foamy head. Moderately tea acidic, lightly sweet, woody, a little bit of cocoa. Lost somewhere between a bitter and a mild. Some minor flaws in the palate and finish -- some kind of chalk and water thing, but generally fairly crisp with a light hoppines that built. Pretty straightforward, and an enjoyable, if unpretentious beer.