JDBaker11058 (1459) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: reddish amber, light beigh head, minor lacing. Aroma: caramel and light brown bread, some toasted nuts and maybe some earthy hops. Taste: sweet, slightly toasty, definitive malty character, tasted similar to the aroma. Finish: light toasty sweetness, relatively short and clean. Notes: Pretty much a decent-but-not-great Irish Ale. I think the gold standard in the US is Great Lakes’ Conway’s Irish Ale and this didn’t come close. But it definitely wasn’t terrible either. Just a little muddled. Bottle from Total Wine in Fairfax, Virginia (Pickett Center).
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can from Total Wine. Poured a slightly cloudy red color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some sweet malts, and what my memory can only describe as campsite wood. Flavor was sweet malts, some earthy hop notes.
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a can at dominion beer and wine it is a light amber with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is a strong flavor of bacon
Iphonephan (4039) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at Dominion Wine and Beer Falls Church, VA. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Floral nose. Flavors of nuts and herbs. Moderately bitter finish.
mansquito (3965) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Norm’s Fine Wine and Beer, vienna: pours red with a creamy off-white head. aroma is slight caramel and wee bits of a hop and some earthiness. Taste is pretty light. Not too much malt backbone. It was almost watery. Meh.
climberbob (247) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Decent head that does not last. Malty sweet aroma. Some grassy notes. Sharp bitter front w malt that has a mild slightly sweet finish. Ok.
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Foxbush (1452) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler form Growlers to Go This is the first growler purchased from the location on the Boulevard in Richmond. T he ale poured a clear red color with an off white head and lacing. The aroma of caramel malts and some yeast. This is malty beer with a very pleasant taste and very drinkable. The ale had medium body and average. Carbonation. The finish was clean with no bitterness.
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty red, nicely sweet and smokey, with a subtle candy flavor (maple??). Pretty solid. Recent GABF winner.
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tap. Pours a clear reddish amber with almost no head at all. Malty, biscuit, then some hop bitterness (piney), then a relatively unpleasant sharp bitter (alkali) note on finish.
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Extremely dep dark amber color, tan head with nic retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is caramel with a slightly burnt edge.