b3shine (6216) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent amberish copper with very light caramel head. Smells malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, and a touch of toast. Tastes like it smells with a smooth medium-bodied mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.
JDBaker11058 (1444) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: attractive amber red, with a finger of creamy light tan head and some persistent lacing. Aroma: caramel, toffee, general maltiness. Taste: sweet toffee, light caramel, hint of vanilla, some brown sugar, brown toast. Finish: lasting sweetness, with that smooth toffee note lingering, and a bit of bready malt note as well ; really nice palate is light enough to keep the sweetness from being too strong. Notes: This is a one-note beer, but that one note is very, very, very good. I’ve been on a lasting quest for a truly awesome Irish Red, and this has everything I’m looking for. Wish I had grabbed more than a single can. 12 oz can purchased from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida.
ben4321 (4444) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Location: 12 oz can from Syosset Beverage, 11/5/14
Aroma: The nose is heavy sweet/caramel, with some underlying earthy notes as well
Appearance: This one pours a clear orange-brown color with a sheeting beige head and mid lace
Flavor: Heavy sweet taste as well, fairly one-dimensional caramel, light roast and light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a cloying feel, and an off finish on the mouth
Nope, this can’t have been what they were going for. This thing just gets way too cloying for anyone’s good. Next time, remind me to pass...
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty irish red ale with light caramel sweetness and minimal hop bitterness. The kind of beer you get people into beer with, in the best way possible. In an alternate universe this beer is clamored for like Fat Tire once was.
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
it is a nice Irish style amber. smooth with a light malt and hop in the foam and a bit of caramel to enhance the smoothness. finishes again beery and i like the brown hue in the brew, moderate mouthfeel not at all annoying.
SG111 (402) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Dark red copper color, small tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet, Caramely. Flavor is lots of sweet rich caramel Malts with a slight hoppiness in the finish. Medium carbonation. Best red ale I’ve had. Shocked at how good this is.
Art (2057) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to tasting glass. Reddish brown clear pour. Aromas of herbs, caramel, earth. Taste I fairly roasty for the style. Sweet but clean. Nothing terrible but nothing outstanding.
Beerman6686 (5048) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a lighter red color with a white head. Aroma was of caramel , grassy hips, and metal. Flavor was cracked red wheat, earthy metal, grassy hops and dirt.
cheap (4425) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devel’s place. Actually it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to artmcd8. Nice gentle yeasty aroma. Friendly big head. Poured from a can. Barely any co2 on the palate. Has some body to it. No real ill ale attributes. Overall, I found this quite acceptable. Does have a tad of saddle in there on the finish. Yes, pretty good darker beer experience.
Clarkdvm (216) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Sweet aroma. Medium body. Caramel mixed with malt. Not bitter. Very smooth red/brown ale. Above average