visionthing (1655) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint from tap at the Kitchen Bar, Belfast. Clear amber with a nice off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel and some hops. Light to medium body with a slightly watery feel. Still smooth and creamy. Sweet and lightly hoppy caramel beer with some bitterness. Fairly well balanced and quite drinkable. (2011-06-09)
Koskela (129) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hope this is the right brew...
A light malt aroma, light aroma all together. A medium red crystal clear brew with good head retention. It tasted of light caremel and a low carb and no bitterness. It was smooth and crisp id say a good summer brew. Worth a buy and maybe a few more.
Viper666 (2698) - Saint-Hubert, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canette 500ml titrant 5% d’alcool. De couleur ambrée foncée et claire. Nez de caramel, léger de grains de malt sucrés aux notes rôtis, léger de houblon herbeux aux notes terreuses avec des notes de pain. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux notes crémeuses. Léger goût de grains de malt sucrés aux notes rôtis avec des notes fruitées (agrumes) aisni que des petites traces de fumée (tabac) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de caramel (traces de butterscotch) et un léger goût de pain puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec des petites notes terreuses. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes tereuses avec de faibles traces fruitées (zeste d’agrumes).
bunget (319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can. Beautiful amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma is fresh grassy hops and caramel. Taste is malty, with a good dose of hops bitterness, rye bread, herbal and a little too acidic. PS The can I had was actually 5% ABV, not 3.8%.
SabreSkull (54) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at festival. Nice looking beer in a plastic cup. Some tasty bitterness to it, and unfortunately the best beer at said festival. But it was Five Points on St. Paddy’s Day, where Bud Light rules. Pronounced "Smiddicks" around here.
ncube (35) - - MAR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber red. White head. Malty with faint earthy aroma.
Bready and toffee maltiness with some roastiness. Possibly some hay flavour in there. Earthy hops flavour and bitterness jump in and carry the beer out, with some acidity coming in at the end - possibly from the high degree of carbonation. Aftertaste earthy but with a somewhat harsh bitterness.
zeek (155) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great reddish amber color, very clear. Head sticks around for a few mins. Tastes more like a lager than an ale. Not bad.
Ttrunk (50) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I think it is kind of bland. The color is deceiving because it is dark but doesn’t have the flavor.
Hammy78 (614) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can purchased at the LCBO in Dundas I believe. Pours a dark brown with a tinge of gold, huge initially white head that leaves lots of sloppy lacing on the glass. Nothing on the nose really. Tastes sweet, a little malt. Nothing really pulling me in for a second though.
dynamiteninja (1114) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at O’Neills, Leicester. After the overwhelming nitrous aroma I managed to find some toffee malt with some hop making this a very well-balanced beer. The beer is clear copper-brown, and it retains it’s medium white head very well until the beer is finished. The beer came in a Smithwicks branded glass which is always nice, however the Smithwicks logo on the font and glass seemed very dated. Time for an update, Diageo? Taste is bitter. An unappealing and overwhelming oiliness on the palate dominates. Overall, not bad,but uninspiring.