ClarkVV (6400) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2005 bottle from SkepticMAP, a very gracious trader! Deep orange-red. Small bubbles rise in vertical shafts from the sides of the glass, quite aggressively. Clear. Off-white head is quickly receding to ring. Smells of light raspberries, dry toast/toasted malt, hints of alcohol. Tastes of sweet and buttery malt, lots of waxy crayons. It’s either wax or baked dough I’m tasting. Medium body, much too dry and bready on the end and I just can’t shake the notion that I’m tasting ground up crayons. Low carbonation.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark brown color, small tan head. no aroma that i could detect. some kind of cherry flavor, brought this down a notch or two. pretty unmemorable.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber, mediocre foamy off-white head, sparce lacing, strong carbonation. Grainy nose, subtle roasted malts. Underlying sweet malt background, emergence of graininess half way through but subsides quickly. Moderate mouthfeel and body. Minor hop note & soft pale fruit at the finish. Clean and smooth. Seems more of an Amber than an Irish/Red Ale. Thanks Matt D!
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium red amber with average rocky off-white head. Aroma was moderate toasted malt. Flavor and body was a medium with average bitter finish.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copperish Coloring with Tan Head. Sweetly Distinct Malt, Caramel and Fruity Aroma. Creamy Mouthfeel. Carbonated. Nice Malt, Fruity and Light Roasts. Nice and Sweet. A Sweet and Dry Ending. Subtle but Seductively Tasty for an Irish Ale.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, lite tan head. Sweet nose, like cream, with some grassy hops. Light flavor: grassy, slightly metallic, a bit watery.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, but didn’t stand out. Nice copper colour witha thin head and minimal lacing. Very malty on the nose, and then again the sweet malts in the taste. Medium body with a fairly quick finish. Easy drinking but not memorable.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2006 On tap @ BW3 Streetsboro, OH: Medium coppery amber/w a lasting medium off white head. Bready & sharp, grainy, caramel malts dominate w/ a medium fruitiness. Some sweet brown sugary aromas & toasty malt comes through as it warms. Well balanced and very caramelly up front. Finishes lightly malty w/ hints of bitterness. Light roast in the aftertaste as well as some herbal hop flavor. Toasty malt between. Not a lot of fruitiness in the flavor. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth m/f. Not a bad beer, but not outstanding either. It is a good alternative to macro swill.
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very smooth, sweet tasting ale. It had an initial sweet taste followed by a nice slight aftertaste. Very malty and hoppy
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red on the orange side with an off white head. Aroma is a bit toasty and somewhat fruity and sweet. Light in feel, clean taste, sweet malts are most prominant and a carmel toasty malt adds to a smooth feel and finish. Creamyness kind of gives it a chocolate flavor.