porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 17, 2006
(Bottle (best by 3/27/06) via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, Sláinte!) Pours a clear reddish copper with a creamy biscuit head. Aroma is mostly sweet malt, a little bready. Sloppy lacing. Mouthfeel pretty dry, fairly smooth, a little watery. Taste is just mild malt with a mildly bitter finish. Easy drinker but kind of blah for flavor. RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer introduces itself with a pleasant aroma of roasted nuts/grain, caramel, and hops. This amber colored solution sits under a decent off-white head that fades leaving a good amount of lacing. This medium bodied beer offers a nice healthy taste of roasted grain. A caramel taste creeps in just prior to swallowing and lingers well after the fluid has left the mouth. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Pours to a glowing deep amber body with a thick, foamy white head and nice lacing. The aroma is sugar cookie, oatmeal cookie, lightly soapy. The flavor is toasty, nutty, cookies, interesting hops, toffee. The palate is medium bodied, bitter, very drinkable. Some lingering citrus/floral/toffee flavors. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bottle. Medium amber with a slight reddish tint, smaller off white head. Full on malty, lightly toasty, notes of caramel and cookie, light English hops on the end. Light to medium bodied, pretty drinkable. Decent stuff. Zeswaft (1780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2006 Somewhat fruity and soapy in aroma. Very clear and light copper in color with some pretty great looking head. Flavor is lots of malt, I kind of detect a little potato, also a little bit of floral hops. There is a little bit of alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, can’t really detect any carbonation. Would be a pretty good pub beer.....Rerate. On second thought, this isn’t that great. Weird sweetness going on.
thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Pour is a orange with a white head. Aroma is a nice mix of hops and malts. The hops really stand out for a style known for being malty. Flavor is roasty and nutty with a bitter finish. Decent beer for st.pats. wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2006
burnt orange in color with a white head that doesnt stick around for long at all. aroma of sweet toasty malt pumpkin spice and some rye bread. possibly a bit of hay in the aroma as well. sweet bitter toasty flavors balanced nicely. medium body with a fairly dry somewhat spicy finish. good beer. i will be picking this one up again. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2006
mahogany/deep red body with no head...aroma is of sugary malts, dark fruits, caramel, spice, and nuts...flavor is strong in the same sugary malts, an emphasis on cherry, and nice subtle caramels...nice palate, and a tasty treat StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Transparent, mega-magnifying and cherry-copper in color with a foamy, soapy, grey and audibly popping head. Sweet caramel biscuits roll out the aroma, along with hints of honeyed oats, bran flakes, molasses snap cookies and a slight copper kiss. Sweet hazelnuts and subtly smooth caramel team with sugared bran for the primary flavor onset. Heartier profile than expected. Sticky toffee chews with Irish cream flavored nougat in the center. Medium-bodied, slightly thick and oily, and a substantive palate load, especially considering its parameters. Sweet caramel creations and dead-on carbonation levels contribute to a formidable, balanced end quotient. Cedar smoothness, butter almond, pistachios and vanilla bring things to a close. Well done. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2006
On tap at Coles. Clear copper body with a small, dissapearing white head. Nutty, caramel aroma. Tasty roasted malty flavor. Sweet, hoppy. Bubbly mouthfeel. I’m a big fan of Irish Ales, this was nice, but not the greatest.