weavie123 (1) - Berwyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I find this ale to be one of the best beverages I have ever tasted. While not the most knowledgable beer drinker in the world, I have tasted my share of imported beers and ales and was drinking a Guinness Stout when a friend suggested I try Smithwicks. I was totally blown away and whenever I return to that particular bar (only one I know who serves Smithsicks) that is all I drink.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty tasty overall. Draft in San Dawg, from a beautiful Irish lass. Thin head. Kind of bland start, but enough flavor to keep ya drinking. Kind of flat finish too, but overall good.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The numbers may look average in theory, but in practice, this is one of the tastiest and consistently drinkable DRAFT beers I’ve ever experienced. Bottled, it’s a different story (much like switching from draft Newcastle to bottled--something is lost in translation.
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (04-02-24). Average off-white mostly to fully diminishing head. Virtually none lacing. Sparkling clear thin to average light amber colored body. Light malt, very little hops and subtle toffee in aroma. Light sweetness as initial flavor. Moderated bitterness, a tiny bit salty as final flavor of average to long duration. Light to medium-light body in my mouth, quite dry, lively to fizzy carbonation. A sensation of metaliic feel toward the final.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Montreal. Delicious, nutty, dry ale. Beautiful lacing; subtle and balanced flavors; great session ale.
TheGrandMart (1) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Can’t beat this Beer it’s like an old friend, Good head,The aroma was malty with a mild hop bitterness.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very clear amber brown with white head. Light roasted notes in the nose. Med weight w/dry finish and little body. Plain light rasted flavors with a boring lager attitude. Decent I guess!
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty typical English/Irish ale. It’s got a similar flavor to the stuff like Boddington’s and Bass, but it doesn’t have a lot of flavor. Very slight hops, a bit of estery fruitiness and a touch of malt. It’s easy drinking, but also very forgettable.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stuff is great. Had it on tap in the Pilsen Klub, Kalamazoo MI. Quite a nice draught. Looked a bit like an amber beer, nice color to it. Quite a bit more flavor than the other Irish ales that I have had lately. Nice bitterness. I really enjoy it a lot.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a pint from the tap at a southside Irish bar. Poured a light brown and looked much like a brown ale, slight of head without much beading. The aroma was malty with very mild hop bitterness. There was more hop in the taste, but mainly a flat, roasted malt flavor that really wasn’t bad. Watery finish.