MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Aroma of bread and fruit. Color is wonderful but head is pretty ho-hum. Flavor is grainy/malty with a bit of crisp hops (although a fairly spicy presence) and a little warmth due to the alcohol. A bit thin in the finish. drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 Draft at Floyd’s Pub, Chicago. Clear reddish body with a thin white head. Little aroma, slightly malty. Flavor was malty, decent but unremarkable. Body seemed thin. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with an "Please enjoy by", APR/04/06. Made a good appearance, poured a clear red hued copper with a small foamy pale tannish white head that reduced to a thin semi-bubbly lacing. Had a toasty malt aroma with a fruity hoppiness, whiffs of sweet alcohol and a little earthy nuttiness. Moderate carbonation and a slick, smooth, more of a light bodied than medium body mouth feel, good drinkability. Had a nice toasty, grainy malty taste with a gentle, smooth fruit hop bitterness, some nuttiness and a semi-dry, crisp, grainy, bitter finish.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2006
On draft at a local winking lizard tavern. toasty, kicked off the st. patrick’s season, a reddish hue. Will look for in a bottle to see difference. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle from OhioDad Thanks!
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Pours a luscious strawberry blonde with a nice head and touchy-feely lacing. Aroma is a subtle smoke with fruity sweetness. Flavor is a blunt malt with hops in the finish. A sweet yet sour flavor, if you will. I’m detecting a bit of peach in there as well. Palate is a Slip-N-Slide. A deviation from the norm of Irish ales, albeit a nice deviation. Definite sixer purchase in the future.
Roasty in flavor and in aroma.There is a hint of caramel. Great look to it. Dark bronze, with a red tint? A nice off-white head that stays long. A strong malt palate throughout, although, a slight bit watery. Another Great Lakes winner. Drink up! Sammy (12195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
Enormous initial head, looks roasty, light colour. Very fresh draft-lkike taste. A bit of roast and alcohol in aroma, fairly neutral. Mild, creamyish mouthfeel, light body close to watery. Easy drink, bitter with mild roastiness. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Pretty, crystal-clear reddish-orange body...Refreshing, slightly fruity and dry aroma - very light. The flavor has a hint of fruitiness as well, something I’d appreciate in warmer weather, as in general, the flavor is very light a delicate. Very malty, and gentle on the hops. Pretty thin. Not a bad beer, just nothing to write home about. notalush (5874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Thanks to OhioDad for this - clear strawberry color, nice lacing - light fruits and caramel in the aroma, along with a somewhat toasty smell - crisp, yet heavy on the malt sweetness - a roastiness and moderate hop bitterness tries to balance this, but doesn’t quite get the job done - not bad. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Pours a crisp clear copper color with a lot of small bubbles and a nice medium layer of froathy white head. Aroma is caramel malts mixed with some fruity, almost grapey esters. Flavor is very smooth, very very malty and sweet, a little too much so for me. Overall, decent enough, but i had hoped for a bit more.