BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty fruity amberish ale, slightly peated flavors. There was much hype that disappointed me. Disagree with Oakes, I think it might be better on nitro.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Totally unremarkable. Better than their stout, kind of sweet and creamy. Not one I'd have again, but I did finish it.
monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Despite this being found almost anywhere, it's a remarkably good beer. Heavy, earthy malt tones, just the right bitterness, and a moderately heavy body. The red color is really nice. Overall, a solid easy to find brew.
Holdwine (1065) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Now this is a nice Irish Ale. Are you listening Coors? Slightly sweet and malty in the nose and first taste. Requisite nut brown color. A touch of tartness in the finish. A good ale if you have to drink a few.
mdmedic (1) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
pronounced smith-icks available only on tap in wash dc and virginia. unknown when it will be avail in cans or bottles.
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
845 486 9044
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.