hershiser2 (3595) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2017
Tap at Sportsmens Tavern, Buffalo, NY. Pours reddish. Caramel malt, light citrus in the nose. Flavor is bittersweet caramel malt, slight fruitiness, and almost a hint of coffee. Very drinkable. Leafs93 (2332) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Pours amber with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate and light roast. Taste is more sweet then bitter. Medium bodied, smooth texture and overall a solid Irish Ale. Foxbush (2088) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2016
12 oz bottle from Tops in Niagara Falls, NY The ale poured a clear ruby red with a beige head and lacing. This is very attractive ale. The aroma of caramel malts greets you. This ale is light on the hops. The taste has some earthy notes to it. The ale has a medium body and average carbonation. Another easy drinking beer with a nice clean finish. bnokk (539) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Reddish tinted amber color. Good head retention but no lacing.
NOSE- nicely malty, slightest bit of hop bitterness.
FLAVOR- surprisingly complex. Malty sweet start which seamlessly gives way to just a touch of bitterness in the finish. That slightly bitter beauty stays on my tongue for quite a while after I finish the sip. Tranquillity (2484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottled. Hoppy aroma. The taste is musty, it’s actually a nice impression of an Irish beer but tastes like it has more alcohol than 4%.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Tap @ Schwabl’s. Copper with oatmeal head. Smells dark dry fruity and wheaty. First set, then a light hop character kicker in. a tad watery and wheaty. gatorfan84 (26) - - MAY 23, 2015
Great tasting beer. It’s more of a brown ale than an Irish red. It has a subtle taste of unsweetened iced tea / coffee. I was impressed by it. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
I don’t know what an Irish ale even is but this is a pretty good brown or amber. It is a nice garnet color with a thin but long lived had of fine bubbles. It is a touch roasty with some nut and toffee notes. This struck me as a bit metallic or oxidized at first but that seems to wane quickly as you drink it. This is fairly light on the palate with moderate carbonation but still rather full flavored. Some dark fruity notes cine out in the finish along with a solid bit of bitterness. This is definitely one worth trying for fans of whatever style this is. Tessic (1193) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
This ale poured a deep red colour with a minimal head. Scents include light hop, malt and... not too much. First swig was medium bodied with nice malt flavours and a light hop. Finish is malty with very light smoke. Very nice! slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"big malty nose and flavor. not as dry as the traditional style calls for, but it is fuller bodied...a nice trade-off if you ask me. overall, the lack of hop presence made the overall impression lacking a bit, but it was an enjoyable beer."