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 (2009) - 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.
bambus (1) - trst, SLOVENIA - MAR 29, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best Irish reds, even though no one I met, think the same as me...
freekyp (1543) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Crisp clear amber color with light carbonation. Very light toast aroma portends a light malty mouthfeel. Hoppiness is very subdued. Very Bass-like, with a little more hop character.
Dorwart (2402) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Thin tan head which did not last long. Nice aroma of brown sugar and a little hops. Dark amber in color. Flavor was ok. A decent amount of malt with only a touch of hops. Little sweet. Finish was clean and somewhat refreshing. Or maybe it was the fact that I had just finished a 90+ min rugby practice and the puddle of water on the pitch would have been refreshing. Still a decent beer and better than just about all of the macro brews out there.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
All of a sudden, I see this stuff everywhere on tap. I don't know if they are giving this stuff away or what, but I didn't care for it. Dark amber color with a bit of sweetness and a mellow hop finish. I guess Guinness is everywhere and soon this will be as well. Another tap handle wasted.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Brownies Pub in Philly. Nothing really going on here. Besides a little creamy taste. Tasted and looked like an Irish red.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - This beer had a nice copper color and big head. The beer was very smooth with a proper amount of carbonation. A wee bit sweet and slightly light on the malt.