VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark ruby red moving to amber. Has a nice frothy tan head, with some surprising lacing. Aroma has a caramel / malt / burnt sugar thing going on. I get a little bit of smoked malts as well. Taste isn’t bad, somewhat middling. There’s a big toffee note in the beginning of the beer but it’s chased away by more smoked malt character in the finish. Taste is somewhat sweet. There’s no real hop character to speak of. This beer calls itself an Irish Red but with the smoked character it feels more like a 60 schilling or something similar. Overall it’s not a bad beer but there isn’t anything drawing me back, either. Somewhat mediocre.
GoddamnNoise (118) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - APR 29, 2017
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33 cl. bottle @ Home.
Aroma: yeast aromas are the most noticeable. At lower levels, there is some nuances of bread crust, caramel, bread, roasted malts, cocoa.
Appearance: deep amber color with medium-to-high head thickness. Beige foam made of small-to-medium sized bubbles. No hazyness. Low-to-medium retention. Low Brussels’ lacing.
Taste: medium sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of bread crust, caramel, burnt caramel, roasted malts, yeast, bread, cocoa, grains.
Palate: light-to-medium body, watery texture, low carbonation, short quite bittersweet finish with flavors of bread crust, roasted malts, caramel, yeast, bread.
Overall: pretty amber color making promises that flavor and aroma can’t keep. Not very refreshing nor pleasant. Quite simple and boring. Hops are not noticeable nor in the flavor nor in the aroma. Balance is in the malt’s sweetness side.
moldovan9807 (147) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of caramel, dirty,grass, malty . Taste of caramel, herbal grassy hops , some dried plums and/or raisins in taste. Milky, caramel and grass in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Dry,bitter finish.
midovark (809) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - APR 18, 2017
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Pours deep mahogany with long lasting, thick head. Nice hoppy aroma with hints of coffee and roasted malts. The same notes appear in taste, but the mouthfeel is quite watery. Short finish, light body and therefore it’s easily drinkable.
funcut (610) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - APR 5, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kupljeno u konzuma...ok pivo..dobra boja i dobar okus...osjeti se gorcina.. Popio bih je ponovno
FireGlider (550) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 31, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown/dark amber color with small brownish head. Malt aroma. Malty bitter aftertaste.
backland (24) - ITALY - MAR 25, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Una normale bitter in stile irlandese, si sente bene la parte caramellata, il uppolo è in equilibrio col malto.
Nikokaoja (183) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAR 18, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16. 3. 2017, Ljubljana, Gas station. 3rd one in row, so measurement was not done by protocol. Will have to try it again to rate it properly.
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drjay44 (3622) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2017
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml. bottle. BBD 28 Oct. 17. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing over a clear light brown (SRM 18) body........nose is moderate malts, with mild toffee/caramel tones, minimal esters, no hops, balance to the malts.......taste is toasted malts, with very mild toffee/caramel, light grain, dry throughout, mild lingering hop bitterness on the finish, balanced......mouth feel, medium light body, no alcohol, hints of astringency, moderate carbonation. This is on the dry,moderately bitter end of the style. It is ever so slightly harsh, compared to other Irish Red Ales. A bit more caramel/crystal and a different, or slightly lighter hop quantity would correct. It is quite clean and continues as an easy drinker. BJCP 5/3/12/3/6
Marduk (7183) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2017
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Medium size, beige-yellowish head, stays. Sweet, caramel, dirty, damp old grass, malty in aroma. Caramel, herbal grassy hops which are very old, some old dried plums and/or raisins in taste. Milky, caramel and old grass in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. BB is good for another couple months, but whole thing tastes old. Poor brew.
agent_persik (729) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour, medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuit, nuts, hops. Sweet sour taste with mildly bitter finish and dry a bit ashy aftertaste. Thin to medium body and average carbocation. Quite drinkable beer.