Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty reddish brown color. Fairly malty sweet aroma. Some nice malts, hops were a little lacking. Beer was pretty overwhelmingly sweet. Decent palate. Average beer.
labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice color, had a bit of a berry taste to it. It had a beautiful red color. Tried it as a "St. Patty’s day special."
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mahar’s on St. Patty’s Day 06. Very good session beer. Flavor was malty, a little too sweet, but good starter for sure.
sunevdj (4038) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle. Molings Celitic beer. Dark brown with tanned foamy head. Sweet with aromas of meduim-dark malts. Hints of alcohol and residual sugars. Short, light dry finish. Rather one-dimensional beer.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good mahogony body with a medium volume white head. Very thin aroma, sweet malts are evident. Watery body, hops do balence the caramel malts, but the overall taste is thin. Cool ending with caramel aftertones.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2001
Dark red / amber coloured and smooth on the palate. Malt flavours. Hop finish.
muzzlehatch (4922) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Julios Liquors in Westboro, MA (Feb 2006), sampled at cellar temperature from a Samuel Smith (is this a faux pas, this being Irish and all?) pint glass. Murky dark amber-bronze with a largish quick-diminishing cream-colored head....rather faint, lightly grassy aroma with subtle hints of caramel and milk chocolate....body is a touch sour even from the first, growing as it warms, vaguely fruity (blueberry, apple) with a decent pale malt background and just a touch of grassy hops....but the finishing lactic/sour qualities don’t work in this simple rather lightly carbonated ale’s favor and leave one with a somewhat unpleasant, metallic-mineral cheesy aftertaste. I guess it’s drinkable if you do so quickly without thinking too much about it.
thegreenrooster (4243) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a nice looking red with a white head. Aroma is also nice mix of malts and a bit of fruityness in there. Flavor though is a bit weak and watery. Some malts and biterness show up but nothing to put this over the top. Looks and smells good but that’s about it.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, redish, translucent with a good sized off-white head. Nice malty aroma. Slightly bitter. A bit thin. Not much aftertaste.
Braudog (6557) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
2/6/06 (bottle, labeled Moling’s Traditional Celtic, purchased at the Shannon Airport duty free): Rusty red with a massive boiling head. Sugary malt nose. Disappointingly watery. Pronounced bitterness overpowers everything else ... like a really bitter piece of fruit. Disappointing.