rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Nose is very rich caramel, malt. Some vinousness, brown sugar and a spice I can’t quite place - cumin? Flavor is rich malt, brown sugar & grapes. Some aspects of an old ale. Brown sugar & raisin finish. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle. Amber colored pour, decent head. Full caramel malt flavors and aromas - like a really big amber ale. Sweet and a bit toasty. I thought this was a very decent drinkable everyday type beer. I liked. Sammy (12184) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
Copper with large creamy head and lace in glass. Noticeably hoppy aroma, with sweetness: toffee, maybe sugar. Body is thinish. Hoppy taste with grapefruit at finish and drying aftertaste. Not offensive, but unsatisfying a I find Irish style oft to be, and in this you get hit with a lot of alcohol, limiting consumption of further beer.
HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Clear copper with a decent lasting creamy beige head. Mild soft juicy malt aroma, hint of chalk and light citrus hops. Tastes of caramel light roast malt, a bit of cedar, and building light dry floral/resin hops, very dry and sweet, bitter finish. Average body, slightly watery finish, lightly astringent and only mildly carbonated. Pretty nice - very malty indeed. heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Dark copper colored body with a fluffy, slightly off white head. The aroma had sweet caramel with some honey. There was also some pancakes and Karo corn syrup. The taste had some toffee and iced tea. There was also some English walnuts with a slightly bitter finish. The body was smooth and light. The alcohol was very well hidden and makes this seem like a lighter beer. Well made.
Flamebuster (24) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
This is the first I have had of this brand. It poured a copper color with a thick creamy head. Not a lot of nose that I could detect. The first sip was fruity with nice hop balance. It becomes a little more bitter as you go along, not sure why but it is pretty good. Great lace on the glass. DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours a medium copper with a hint of ruby. Head is a full, pale tan that dissipates to an enduring small head. A little lacing. Aroma is caramel and malt with a touch of fruity esters. Malt is the main feature up front but it finishes spicy/peppery with an alcohal warming. Good beer! beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Bottle at the LI Beer Festival. Pours medium copper with a white head. Aromas are caramel, malt, and fruit. The flavor follows the aroma: malt, caramel, hops, and some fruits. Maybe a bit lacking in the hops, but overall very enjoyable. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
Robe cuivrée claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche crémeuse mince qui persiste. Arômes de houblon résineux, de diacétyl et de caramel. Saveurs de malt caramélisé, de diacétyle, d’épices et de levures. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Pours to a reddish coppery body with a light off-white beige-ish head. The aroma is a muddled citrus hops and chocolate-chip cookie dough. Not digging the muddledness of it. The flavor is chocolate-chip cookie dough. Strange light spiciness/grassyness. The palate is lingeringly malty, lightly metallic, minerally.