hotstuff (4643) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated on 7-04-2015 at Vintage Brewing Company, Madison, WI. This draft beer is presented with a small beige head that has a long retention, copper transparent body, very little carbonation observed, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and fruity. The flavor is caramel malt, fruity and semi-sweet. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, a drinkable beer but it lacks character and flavor.
Travlr (18676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy brown color, small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee. Taste is lightly nutty caramel. OK.
thedm (5282) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was Irish Red malty. The crisp mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild Irish red malt aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of semi-sweet Irish red malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
Dogbrick (10423) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and slight hops. Light body with flavors of caramel malt, toffee and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
DrSilverworm (9466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster on tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin. Caramel malt up front, and some dark fruitiness. Spicy malt. Not much interesting about it at all. Very basic Irish Red. Clear dark red color. Thin off-white khaki head. Not much lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft / crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick texture. Pretty boring, basic stuff. Just amber sweet beer. Nothing wrong with it, really. Just the most basic, boring style of beer possible
Lemke10 (927) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On -tap pours a reddish orange color with a creamy beige head. The aroma is a little burnt and malty. The texture is a little thin and not too complex. Not bad but a little too thin for my liking.
rockbeer (38) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at Vintage and first pour out of the barrel. Tasting a little flat and not much flavor on the front end. Has a mild nutty palate.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at GABF 2013, light roast aroma and taste, creamy malty body, not great.
pkbites (795) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear--dark copper with an above average white head that dies quickly but laces the glass nicely. Very light mouth feel for this style. Light alcohol too. Very malty yet too light for my taste. Actually decent for chugging, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Brigadier (3405) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
Wrapping up the night with a good irish ale I chose one of the regular beers that I haven’t yet had. An average release, this beer was not the best on tap but neither was it the worst. They can’t all be home runs.
Aroma / Appearance - The slick base has an opaque ruby hue with orange accents. Caramel chews, hints of spices, and a sweet base are very dense for the style.
Flavor / Palate - The thick caramel glaze starts at the front of the throat and moves downwards. Melted red licorice peeks through from time to time. The latent kick was surprising. Overall this is another fine beer from the brewers in Madison.