musehead (26) - Siena, ITALY - JUN 22, 2016
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
caramel, bread, toast, resin, alcohol, vanilla, red, amber, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, light body, astringent,
testdriver (8) - - APR 25, 2016 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
schiuma ed aromi quasi assenti; allíassaggio presenta note acetiche/vinose non so quanto volute; forse sono io che non lího capita ma sinceramente mi aspetto altro da una Irish Ale
zacgillbanks (4901) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6% bottle of "Red Ireland" from Mam and Dadís holiday, Rome, Italy. Cloudy red-brown in colour with a thin white head. It has a tart cherry and spicy, earthy and peppery hop flavour, red fruit and biscuit followed by a creamy vanilla and cherry finish.
Mortlach (2220) - Rome, ITALY - APR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @La Tana (Rome). Deep amber appearance with an off-white thin head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some vinegar (?), strange in an Irish Ale... Flavour has vinegar notes too, malt, nuts, sourish, some astringency. Medium body, light carbonation. Probably infected...
JorisPPattyn (9827) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good beige-yellow head over deep red-brown beer. Nutty, bready nose with caramel. Sourish flavour wrapped around the bread/toffee/nutty notes, with a bit of bitterness, tangy like walnutpeel. Medium to well-bodied, has some chewiness. No new aftertaste, but long-lasting main flavour. Itís too dark for an Irish ale, itís too big for an Irish ale, and itís TOO BL**DY GOOD for an Irish ale...
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint Pub, Helsinki. Amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is a bit salty, caramelly malty, grassy floral and toffeeish. Flavour is bready malts, some biscuits, caramel as well as fruits and floral hops along with mild toffee and earth.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Im pretty sure I had a bottle of this at PPRBSG 2010. Pours a clear medium amber with a thinning filmy head. Aroma is mineral, ashy woodinss, slight dusty old boxes, cardboard, and caramel sweetness. Flavor is crackery malts, burnt toast, light caramel sweetness, slick light butter, earth, leather, caramel, and ash- astringent and bitter finish. not good.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Discretamente corposa, tostata, semplice e un poí grezza, non malaccio a dire il vero