Keagan1984 (5) - - JUN 17, 2017 does not count MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Poured hazy burnt copper with an averaged sized, frothy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of toffee malts with light notes of earthy hops, caramel, nuts, Anzac biscuits, overripe peaches and sultana’s. Flavor was smooth with a light earthy hop bitterness, slightly buttery toffee malts, caramel, red berries and ripe nectarines and a nutty finish. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, watery texture and a decent length finish. Seemed more an ESB than it did an Irish Red IMO.
Weak head. Strong toffee taste with aroma of black currants. Hint of smokiness. Would drink again. Tezminator (298) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
Aroma of malt and faint caramel with dark fruits. Taste is mostly malty with some sweet caramel and (perhaps) dried fruit. Faint bitterness. Not the best red ale I have had, but a very nice beer. DavidAust (274) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2016
darkish beer. Coppery brown. Light shows through. Off white head - about a finger and a half. Retained froth OK but no lacing. Smelt wonderful. Malts, with an undercurrent of bead and dark fruits. Was there a hint of smoke? Not sure. Flavour was sweet and I enjoyed it, but not quite up to the promise of the aroma. Good drop which restored my faith in Red Ales, but not a wow beer. KeefOz (1913) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2016
Poured a clouded deep coppery brown with a one- to two-finger dense foam head that retained very well and laced poorly. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma of chocolate, smoke and malt, all nicely distinct and strong. Taste of sweet dark fruits (raisins, currants) with no real bitterness; taste not match the aroma. Light body, a bit thin. Smooth, light, slightly creamy with a thin, slightly sweet but bland finish. Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2015
smells of berries/currants. pours an amber colour a decent sized head. taste a little bitter, mainly sweet with berries. its very easy to drink for me. i do enjoy it. only if it was more easily avail. received in a 24 mixed pack for xmass.
Kurtos (222) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2015
Purchased as part of bridge roads 24 beers till christmas.
Bottle. pours a nice earthy red
Aroma. Currants and Licorice on the nose.
Taste. similar to aroma mainly dominated by currants.
Overall. nothing too special buy enjoyable none the less. ANZUShophunter (571) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 From bottle in a shaker. Pours deep red (no surprise) with caramel and biscuit malt aroma and taste. A bit of bitterness in the dry finish per the style. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
From a bottle. Malty aroma and thick, smooth malt flavours, I liked it way more than I thought I would. Will definitely have this again. Capa (3433) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Full of toasted and roasted malts. Tastes like a home brew shop smells. Mild hoppy bite in the back. Good. Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
Small but good solid head, amber red in colour, heavily hopped aroma, had a nutty, toffee caramel flavour, full bodied ale, creamy, very enjoyable ale.