humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Consumed at the Waternish Rod and Gun Club near Sherbook, Nova Scotia. Pours red and heady. Has spicy hops and a crisp malt. Quite dry, but true to the style. I like it.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red ale. Nutty caramel nose. The taste is caramelic and hoppy, excellent balance between malt and hops actually. Great nutty bitterness. Very well done simple and light ale.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 When in Ireland you must try this stuff. I just love the malt flavors, mild fruitiness and hop balance. I’d drink this over any other Irish beer - anytime. A memorable beer that I will look forward to drinking next trip to Ireland.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a tipical Irish beer. No coffee in that one. Malt taste is really present. A lil fruity notes and a great finish.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Browner then amber in color with a handsome crown of off-white foam thats tall, thick, rich, and steady. Some patchy lace sticks but most of it drips back down. Smell is a dirty, musty, lightly roasty malts and grains. Taste is cleaner but I sense alot of grains, its got a touch of roastyness and light hops with a crispy finish. Quite empty in taste and feel, not impressed at all, was hoping for a bit more. Its a smooth and crisp refresher of a beer, but beyond that, yawn.....
1more4dessert (326) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm not a big Irish Ale fan but this was nice. Very dark copper color and a rootbeer float-like head which breaks off into islands. Big balsy carbonation, nice toasted malt. A winner in my book. Bottle
pedrobeernut (13) - San Pedro, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Try it from the tap if you get to Ireland. Delicious ale. Nice balance of bitter and sweet. The best Guinness brew I've had. Goes down smooth. Careful with this one or you'll find yourself balls up in front of the pub. Pity they don't sell it in the States.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper coloured with a small head. A rather straight forward ale but maybe a bit more bitter hoppy than normal. Nice to drink but a bit flat.
mds (2167) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper, amber colour.
Has a pleasing aroma. Very nice taste, kind of sweet with a moderate bitter finish.
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle)Aromatic sweetness and mild hop aroma. Pours a ruby brown. Loses points for being completely flat and weak head. Slight sweet flavour comes through. Light malt mouthfeel. More hoppy than the usual British style pub fare. A decent beer.