TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not spectacular by any means. a decent session ale i suppose with not much aroma, and nthing more than your average irish ale taste. Nice shake up to the mix.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
this alr was creamy with a decent head, but lacked any real flavor, across between rolling rock and killian's, only darker. It was very strange, as it was heavyier, but just tasteless
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strikes up a good balance between malt and hop flavors. I was expecting it to be a little smoother and full bodied, but it's still very drinkable.
jtw (1087) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
had this on draft--just recently became available in the US, apparently. a great-looking beer, kind of like a lighter guinness. amber with a fluffy, lasting beige head. extremely smooth (if a bit thin) body, but very malty and tasty. finish is very quiet. i could very easily drink this stuff all night long.
beercoach (14) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites all time, mostly for being a good Irish beer that you can drink all night without filling yourself up.
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 (1075) - 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.