Jamesthebrit (232) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is sort of lifeless... Like some dull hops. Smells like an ESP.
Pours a dirty off brown redish color. Looks thin. Head is pretty solid.
Tastes like a really weak ESP. Sort of that dull hop note. Otherwise some strange sharp acidity. Finish is a hint of malt but otherwise nothing.
Palate is light and that sharp flavor note is very off putting.
A very boring beer. Goes down like water. Really not positive flavor notes. Pass
smaynard6000 (604) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Pours an amber red color with lively carbonation and a beige colored head. Aroma is mostly grain and malt. Sweet malty flavor. Not bad, nothing stellar.
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really Smithwick’s is a pretty okay Irish Ale. It has a decent color, passable carbonation, and the mouthfeel has a nice creaminess. My main problem has to do with that latter point. The heavy cream taste doesn’t work for me. It seems to clash with the toasted malts and create a bitter/sweet instability. Not bad but not something I would choose to have again.
defothebunt (17) - - JAN 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap in pint glass. Poured dark honey with smooth creamy head. Light caramel taste no aftertaste. Good finish.
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smell is caramel and bread. Kinda thin in the mouth and taste light bitter.
KeefOz (837) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a clear dark coppery amber colour with a one- to two-finger off-white frothy head that retained a while before collapsing to settle as a collar around the glass. Laced with a few curtains. Carbonation medium with small to large bubbles forming trails. Aroma subtly of sweet caramel malt; not much aroma. Taste malty up front then to a tangy bitterness. Light body. Long mildly acrid bitter finish.
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JAN 4, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
11.5 oz. Bottle: Pours brown with excessive head. Excellent lacing. Malty nose with grains evident. Light bodied, dry, crisp and toasty at first flush. Lacks depth and moves rapidly to and through a fleeting, bitter, tannin laced finish. I am not particularly fond of this beer.
Beerathon (1075) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color- lighter brown with a reddish hue. Flavor- sweet caramel with a bit of corn. Rich, easy drinking, but nothing spectacular.
two7offsuit (132) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber to brown in color. Notes of malt and toffee. Creamy with a hint of caramel flavor. Very good beer.
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Malty, doughy, bread.
A- Dark amber color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Mild bitterness, strong malts, watery.
P- Light body, thin texture, flat carbonation, malty finish.
O- A boring Irish ale that leaves me feeling it could have been a lot better.