MrJamesMcEwan (243) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Colour is deep dark copper. Aroma is caramel and toast. Flavour is roast malt, toast, earth, caramel and hops. Palate is thin. Overall the aroma is nicer than the taste.
GhostS (295) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
medium and sweet aroma - well caramelized malt, oak barrel, fruit tree wood a bit burned, sweet berries in alcohol. moderate dry taste - a lot of caramelized malt/sugar, flowers, honey, black bread crust, some yeast. very good and balanced!
markomagi (50) - ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is nice and aroma is good. The taste is not my cup of tea - it was just too bitter.
Tjomleif (215) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap in Copenhagen. A very enjoyable mellow red ale, and is perfectly suited to drink throughout the night.
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Caramelized cereals and earthy hops lead to herbal tips and their gentle bitterness in this healthy Irish Red Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy dark red.
-Both malt and hops are well defined.
-Flavor profile is well balanced.
-Mouthfeel is creamy despite their being no nitrogen in this one.
On tap at The Bull & Castle, Dublin.
indrekr (510) - ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: dark bread, caramel, toasty. Appearance: amber, orange, clear, tan foam, rocky head, quite mall quantity but lasts. Taste: medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, astringent, bitter, long finish.
Gehbe (432) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep ruby and clear, big persistent tan head, decent lacing. Fairly dry aroma of toast, bread crust, toffee, coffee, herbs, spice, resin. Tastes fairly dry, light bitterness on top with a little bit of roasty acidity. Light body, medium carbonation, somewhat sticky aftertaste. Not bad, but the herbal/resiny flavor doesn’t go well with the dark malts.
bergstaden (2874) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with off white head - Caramel malt aroma with hints of hops - Good malt body with caramel flavour and some hints of fruity hops - The caramel malt and hints of hops in the finish - This was nice
puboflyons (3373) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 330 ml. bottle. Handsome looking reddish-amber pour with a long lasting off-white head. Great clarity. Aroma of roasted barley and some caramel or toffee. Low hop profile. The body is medium. The taste is nice and roasty with a clean finish.
tfontana (933) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is bread, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla. Appearance is clear dark orange/red with fast rising sparkle, 1/2 finger-width frothy off-white head with poor retention and trace lacing. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, earth, balance of sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied with airy texture, lively carbonation and dry throughout, including finish. Overall, more interesting aroma than flavor with nice appearance and decent palate.