fluffy (1252) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tastes more of a sour ale than an irish. its a beautiful beer ill tell ya that though. just doesnt taste like an irish.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a hazy red/brown with an off white head. Scent is woody with some tart notes. Taste is sour with wood notes. Different.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer has some odd tastes that donít work for me. It is sweet and nutty with oak and sour/tart flavors.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a darker reddish amber color with a very small tan head that was gone shortly after the pour. Aroma was oak, vanilla, and whiskey. Smelled real good, then I took the first drink. Meaty, fruits, flavors just didnít go. Whiskey wasnít really there, very thin. Below average. And Irish Ale for the style? I donít think so. Below average.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of whiskey, grains, caramel and mild bready malt. Taste is a bit rough, doesnít come across too well. Sour whiskey, caramel, light vanilla and oak and notes of fruit. Meh.
HonusWagner (1145) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 This one just isnít right. Nose is candied pecans, slight hints of bourbon, and odd funkiness with a bit of a hint of tartness. Taste follows the nose rather closely, slightly sweet and yet definitely off, tart and just kind of off in the finish. Not terrible or undrinkable, but certainly not good.
Thought maybe age would make it better. I was deadly wrong. Even worse.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hazy and deep red and brown color looks cool. A smallish tan head. I wish the aroma were bigger but it offers whiskey and wood. The flavor has all kinds of stuff going on but it doesnít work together all that well. Sourness, chocolate, rye, prunes, toffee, wood, and bourbon. Even though it is very flavorful and complex, I am not a fan.
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice carbonation for an aged beer. Fruity and bready smell like the belgians. Mouthfeel is moderate to light. Taste is fruity, slight chocolate and some wood notes too. I liked this beer but the carbonation flavor made it lose some points. Not bad.
Aurelius (3845) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sure, it smells like bourbon, but thereís a chemical note in there that reminded me of my childhood somehow - maybe modeling clay. Aroma also reminds me of grape soda. Cloudy dark red, fair label, squat US potato-masher micro bottle. Tangy, moderately sweet, artificial froot flavors - like grape Now & Laters, not very bitter, moderately astringent. Didnít love it.
PorterPounder (5106) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Very dark copper pour, very slight off white bubbly head. Aroma has some phenol notes and a hint of whiskey. Flavor is cloyingly sweet with with some cheap sweet whiskey notes, some phenols, a bit of vanilla. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Methinks tis is suffering from exposure to the sun - definitely not shelf life as this just came into the store. Will try again sometime to make sure.