Aurelius (3848) - 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 there’s 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. Didn’t love it.
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 doesn’t 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.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a hazy dark reddish color with a small head. The aroma was of bourbon, vanilla, oak, fruits and some caramel. The flavor was of caramel, oak, light bourbon, light fruits and light vanilla with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish. A very decent Irish Ale.
Theis (12548) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Klub-tasting - Thanks Jannik. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Wood, oak, vanilla, coconut, ryebread, berries, sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, light bitterness. The taste disspears in the aftertaste, and comes back a a light sourness and pointy feeling.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. Oak and cherries on the nose with vanilla and caramel malts. Pours a dark red amber with a little to no head. Oak and vanilla with a dry tartness, malty with dark fruit and oak and vanilla in the flavor. Very fruity with a hint of tartness. Finishes very dry.
nimbleprop (4160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a translucent, brick red with some off white head. Malty aroma, whiskey, vanilla. Flavor is watered down vanilla, malt, caramel. Watery, thin finish. Wanted more.
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske. Rødbrun uklar i farven, lysbeige skum. Duft og smag af brun sukker, karamel, er sød og bourbonnoter. Underlig syrlig i smagen, let prikkende, let bitter.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet with caramel, toasted oak, bourbon, and a touch of sourness. The appearance is medium red brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with both yummy caramel-bourbon and nasty sourness. The palate is OK. Overall a real enigma I don’t know if it has quality issues or just a bad mix.
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 didn’t go. Whiskey wasn’t really there, very thin. Below average. And Irish Ale for the style? I don’t think so. Below average.
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.