Bulk_Carrier (5843) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a semi-dark copper color with an off white foamy head that slowly dissolved. Spider web lace.
The aroma had a clean sweet caramel/toffee malt, some cherry sweetness, floral hop character and a little bit of earthy/herbal hoppiness.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a little bit of red delicious apple coming in for a decent blend. Aftertaste was semi-sweet along with the finish.
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Good smoothness along my tongue.
Overall, I think I liked this one for me as it really wasn’t much of an Irish red. Sure is different if anything.
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark copper amber brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind an excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a touch of cherry, fruity character and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth with flavors of sweet caramel malt, some apricots and caramel, a touch of citrus and apple. Finish is smooth with a rich caramel malt and apple aftertaste.