generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
It has a deep dark amber colored body with good clarity. The head is small and fades out quickly leaving no lacing behind. The aroma is light with some light hints of sweet caramel malts. The overall flavor has a mild sweet malty character with a touch of caramel and some light spicy/leafy hops for balance. The hops come in more towards the finish of this medium bodied brew. The mouth feel is well rounded, smooth with a light balance of carbonation.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Served in a tulip glass. Pours a reddish-amber color with a nice off-white head. Not much lacing and the retention is a bit weak. The nose is caramel, toffee, and some light bread. The taste is bready with a touch of caramel and sweetness. Nice body to support the flavors. Drinks well enough, but not terribly interesting.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010 bpreo (2903) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Oh! the Irish, drunks of legend. Doesn’t mean they make they best beer, they just drink it beyond capacity. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
The sweet maltiness is prevalent throughout the aroma, color, and flavor. The appearance is strong copper red with a small light tan head. It is smooth and more bubbly like a bottom-fermented beer. It is good, but too much of that sweet maltiness all over. Flamebuster (24) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Poured amber with a small head. Not a lot of nose but the first sip told you that it was a real ale. Good balance of malt and hopes and overall something I would buy, if I could in Calif. This one was part of a gift pack.
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle from a CostPlus gift box; poured a clear amber color with a smallish white colored head. Aroma of too-sweet fruit, caramel and bread. A tad offputting. Flavor was a little better, with less of that weird fruitiness. Some light smokey/roastedness with caramel and bread. About what I expected. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Big malt aroma. Bronze coloured rich on the palate strong in alcohol and malty with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter finish. beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Had it on tap at upick6 in Erie P.A. I was surprised with the malty taste and mouth feel, almost like an American Brown, but was a good beer none the less. Some sweetness and a light nutty/hoppy finish, not quite a typical Irish, but drinking this I will go pick up a sixer of backdraft brown for sure. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Copper to umber in color. Moderate beige head with some rings of lace. Caramel with some mild bleu cheese scents. Interesting, but it doesn’t fit into my peg-hole of Irish ales. I am somehow thinking about a salad with a vinaigrette dressing. Sweet sugary start with caramel and light brown sugar. Mild acidity come in the middle. Lightly earthy in the finish and linger. Sweetness clings to the tongue and distracts. For me this is just another amber, and not necessarily a good one. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Reddish and tan with some caramelly hints, earthy splashes and some rosey hints. A basic Irish Red with some earthy notes on the finish.