RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, - NOV 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden beeer with a bubbly head and a slight hew. The aroma is dry with a strong hint of barley and the flavour is relatively weak in terms of dryness. The beer is generally weak and watery with a hint citrus. Overall the beer is very drinkable, but relatively plain.
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at The Hudson, Belfast. Clear amber, small head. Some sweaty hay up front. Sweetish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Some caramel, low bitterness. Does not stand out.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... putting me briefly as the top rater of Northern Ireland ... copper ... thin off white head ... sweet light smokey toffee malts ... odd hop ... again smokeyness ... toffee hop .. woody ... odd
Beersiveknown (2138) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Immediately on opening the bottle an antiseptic chlorophenol (think TCP) aroma made itself known. My initial assumption was this was due to the inclusion of some peated malt in the brew. Peat being still commonly used as a fuel in Ireland this wasn’t surprising. However digging deeper in previous reviews and on the company website I found no mention of this; so unless the recipe has changed recently I think this is an off flavour. On to the tasting then: Burnt toffee and TCP on the nose with a complex smoked malt, sweet cured bacon and beech wood flavour. No bitterness noticeable but a slight tinny flavour present due to phenol interaction with malt. Soft fruit character becomes more prevalent down the glass with plenty of malt character as the phenol presence takes a back seat. The smoked wood flavour stays the duration though. If it is accidental then I think it would be worth releasing a beer with the inclusion of some peated malt because the complexity makes for a much more interesting drink than I assume the regular recipe would be.
TimE (2808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A smokey and peaty malty brew. Full bodies and full flavored. Some cookie notes. Very tasty
mambonumber5 (3) - - FEB 15, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really enjoyed this beer. Slightly cloudy golden color, well balanced flavours and very refreshing. Overall a very god beer, would recommend.
douglas88 (5168) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a undercarbonated golden color with a small white head. A sweet vanilla and fruity malts. A thin undercarbonated taste; caramel, dry fruits, watery. Not very good.
Alphadelic (1732) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty big and smoky. Roasted malts but not without hops. Nice and roasty. Good puffy mouthfeel. Long roast smoked wood finish. Airy and cool.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Poured a nice cloudy golden color with a small head and nice lacing. Nice smooth floral and slightly sweet scent. Tasty hop, malt and grassy flavors that went down pretty easily. A nice mellow drinkable beer.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottled, o’neill’s, glasgow. pretty sour, fizzy, yellow, industrial aroma, used bandaid aftertaste
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Again really harshly carbonated what were these fellows thinking. Aroma gives citrus honey, pakle biscuit malts also. Taste is this better bitterness than the others from this brewery, but alround a poor show.