Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2012
while it has a nice mouthfeel and looks very good it lacks any real potential to making it really special. there is too much astringency with both malt and hops. the is hardly any redeeming qualities to it. SpringsLicker (3663) - Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
Light copper body with a thin white head,.
The aroma is earthy hops over a light malt base.
The flavor is pretty simple but well balanced between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Suttree (6479) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
Well, it was red, so they nailed that part. Lots of caramel, a hint of molasses, and a touch of grassy hops. Simple and pretty tasty. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2012
Amber pour with watery off white head. Aroma light caramel aroma. Earthy hops and sweet malt. Medim body with good carbonation. cheap (6006) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
I should have saved this for the Pgh tasting, I don’t like it because its too strong and this is exactly what they like, Yahie. Good looking from a bomber. Strong medicine high alky tast. More like a stronger scottish of scotch ale. Yes some leather int there. Each slug yeilds this malty alky thing. Finish is just that, there you go.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2012
22oz bottle, Total Wine, Alpharetta. Deep ruby, thick light tan foam. Aroma of hops. Nicely dry hopped with Amarillo hops. Sweet caramel, well balanced with earthy hops. Finishes with a floral bitterness, West Coast style. Very nicely hopped, a pleasant surprise in comparison to most Irish Ales and their butter character. (3295) BREWMUSKCLES (2727) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2012
it has an adequate malt character with just a hint of butterscotch type rye and Earth. the malt is fresh with a touch of sweetness. the finish has a bit of bitter hops like an English ale. the color is a nice deep really brown with some red hue in it. the body is moderate with low carbonation. PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Tampa, FL - Total Wine - 22 oz bomber. Medium copper pour, sticky off-white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Sweet toffee-like aroma with some brown sugar accents. Chewy flavor with some caramel-like sweetness, a bit of toffee, some earthy peat-like notes. Mouthfeel has a bit of chewiness to it. Pretty solid - first I have had from this brewer/ smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours clear amber color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts and bread with some earthiness. Sweet caramel flavor with some toasted malts, and bread. Slightly nutty and earthy. Medium body with moderate carbonation. ChainGangGuy (4918) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, amber-tan body with a frothed, beige head. Coating lace sheets on the descent.
Smell: Toasted biscuits, a very slight edge of roastiness, with some sweetish toffee hints, bits of dried herbs, spice, and aromatic dried tangerine peel.
Taste: Sweet, toffee-accented, lightly bready, toasty pale malts. Very low roasted tone. Herbal, spicy English hops, but the Amarillo gives a little, light grassy, orange hints and extra added bite. Medium-light bitterness. Drying finish with a lingering orange/tangerine citrus taste (particularly as it warms a tad).
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Though opting to use ingredients a little less than tradition, I still thought it was pleasant enough, serving well for an after-work beer. Hell, I’ll take it over a snoozer like Smithwick’s any damn day of the week.