DiarmaidBHK (5881) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011 Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Sweet malty aroma, light cherry notes and a bit of diacetyl. Fruity, juicy hops. Reddish amber clear with no head. Medium watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts sweet with light brown sugar, fruity sweetness, red licorice. Nice tasty maltiness character throughout with dry nutty grain finish. Mild hops bitterness with neutral fruit in the afte. A very nice irish ale.
Pours an amberish red with not much head or lacing. Some hint of malt on the nose. The taste is very bitter with a slight burnt quality. Unfortunately it lingers like an annoying houseguest. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Snappy, dry red malt. A bit dry. Hoppy. Crisp. Cascade-like hop character. I find this enjoyable. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2009
On tap, at brewpub. Pours a hazy dark amber with a one finger fizzy beige head that had decent retention. Light nose, some husky and toasted grains, light yeast, and a little fruitiness. The flavor is toasted and dry maltiness with just a touch of yeast derived fruitiness. Moderate bitterness, kinda leafy, on the back end. More hops than I expected. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a little resiny stickiness on the finish. Moderate fizzy prickly carbonation. Bigger and bolder than the usual for the style, the bitterness got a bit old by the end of the glass. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Draft sample at brewpub. Yellow with no head. Nose is buttered, home made biscuits. Taste is corn, butter, and malt, crisp hops at finish. Clean, not muddled. Not my favorite style, but decent. Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a reddish amber color. Fruity brown sugar aroma. The flavor is sort of a hoppy fruit tea. A lot of malt backbone with a decent hop character, both citrus and floral. Medium body that leaves a bittersweet flavor on the tongue.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Pours bright orange-red with a small, ivory head. The aroma is caramel and toast with some graininess. The flavor is very caramelly with some prickly hay and carbonic tones. Toasty finish. Not bad. Sammy (12740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
Dark red with thin head. Medium mouthfeel of above-average carbonation. Some toast and malt, with hops in the finish.