Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
All of a sudden, I see this stuff everywhere on tap. I don't know if they are giving this stuff away or what, but I didn't care for it. Dark amber color with a bit of sweetness and a mellow hop finish. I guess Guinness is everywhere and soon this will be as well. Another tap handle wasted.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Brownies Pub in Philly. Nothing really going on here. Besides a little creamy taste. Tasted and looked like an Irish red.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - This beer had a nice copper color and big head. The beer was very smooth with a proper amount of carbonation. A wee bit sweet and slightly light on the malt.
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a decent beer. It did not seem to have a very distinct flavor to it. Some maltiness. Little head. I enjoyed this beer on St. Patty's day, but it tasted a little watered down.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this bottle on a trip to Ireland. Possibly the best Irish ale I've had. A nice deep amber/red color and thin head. Awesome taste thourghout the whole thing. Really liked this beer.
JK (4287) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very light malt aroma. Dark brown with a small head. Dry flavor with lots of carbonation, reminded me of a cider. One dimensional, not much there.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red in color. Nice beer. Subtle malt flavor. Had it on tap, and it was fresh tasting. Bitter finish. Light hop. Good.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft: Reddish amber with a decent looking head, subtly malty aroma with some deep sweetness involved..malty flavors with some notes of biscuit, but overall mostly U.K. boringness...you know, that stale cardboard taste of over seas..fuck the U.K. They think they are bad, blah.
Eructoblaster (2855) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice and limpid amber body topped with a thick head which fades too quickly. Pleasant sweet aroma with a hint of caramel which unfortunately lacks some character. Hopefully, the flavor has more punch. It's malty, sweet, refreshing and, above all, very equilibrated. Good bittersweet final. Among the Irish beers available in Montréal, this is my first choice.
kmasson (1) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have traveled the World and this is by far the best beer I have tasted. A group of us went to Irland a few years ago and we all fell in love with it. I amways make sure friends bring me back a pew pints when they travel to Ireland. I here it is now in the states but still unable to locate in Chicagoland area.