JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Chestnut color with a dense beige head. Aromas of dough and roasted malts. Flavors of damp grain. Other flavors include mild roasted malt, peat and a light nuttiness. Drinkable, but nothing spectacular.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pretty good, Dark brown in color, light enough to see through. I would best equate it to a really creamy ale with malts reminiscent of Newcastle.....lots of sweet caramel Very easy to drink.....nice clean finish.
drugsbunny (3) - USA - APR 15, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This wonderful Irish beer is now available in some bars in the NY Metro area. Great beer, and a wonderful taste. Nice dark look, but a sweet hint of flavor. My favorite beer.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 Bottle: Poured a brownish looking beer with a nice bubbly head with standard retention. some notes of creamy and caramely taste. Overall, this is a very decent session irish ale but nothing out of the ordinary or too complex.Aroma is a mix of hops and sweetness. Taste is quite bitter with a dry finish.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one kicks Killian's arse! Great deep ruby red color with a nice pearl head. Aroma is a little light with some hints of fruit, but the palate was just right: nice as soft with good balance of sweetness and tannins. I'd definitely pick up a six of this stuff.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap here in Tampa at the Dubliner.
Pours a robust dark maple colored body. A rather malty, nutty presence; and a fruity tartness that brings, pears and a slight balsamic vinegar an acidity in the palate. The viscosity of the palate was medium bodied…. A pretty decent offering… I had 3 of them so it was more enticing than the usual Stella!
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smithwicks ale pours a mohagany deep amber color with a short thin head. The aroma hints at caramel malt. The flavor is caramely. It has a creamy mouthfeel with a smooth dry finsh. Slightly sweet. Overall well balanced. There is almost a slight oak flavor in the finish.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at East End Cafe in Newark, Delaware. Pours brown with no head. Aroma is a little roasty, with a bit of beef jerky. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Little sweet and smokey. Blah. I wasted 4 bucks.
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a redish /amber body with a nice thick beige head. Aromas of sour apples and hops. Taste is slightly malty, with some bitterness to it. Overall a decent ale, with a light refreshing taste.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Ireland, served nitro. Creamy colored head on a deep red body. Toasted malt flavor. Kind of a stale hop flavor.