DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks to Robotopera for sharing from his mix-pack. Clear brown-red color, foamy one-finger head. Little lace. Rich aroma, creamier texture, carbonation a bit strong. Moderate spice. Sort of sweet. Decent, moderate-length aftertaste. Not terribly drinkable or sessionable, though. One of the better and more interesting Irish Reds I’ve had, but still not all that great or interesting. I think I’m just not really a fan of the style. pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle, as pictured, part of the mix pack. Pours a clear reddish-orange, minimal head. Smells of straw/hay, and has a bit of toffee sweetness that I like. Simple, unassuming, but easy to drink and tasty. LinusStick (3462) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
A nice Irish ale. Very mild and drinkable. Aroma was roasted malt and caramel. Pour was a murky dark red/dirty brown with a half finger off white ring for a head. Taste was all malt. Roasted malt with a distinct earthiness. Slight iced tea flavors come out in the aftertaste. Good carbonation and very refreshing. Great sessionable beer dfinney23 (3323) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Not at all what I was expecting, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Pours dark reddish brown. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Feels thinner than it looks or tastes. CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Pour is very deep brown bordering on black. Aroma very malty. Taste is of caramel malts mixed with roasted and chocolate malts (An interesting add to an irish red, which I think makes this notable. It works well for them, though I wouldn’t want it in every Irish ale..). Maybe a little overhyped (Perhaps because it’s been retired for a while), but a worthy inclusion in the Magic Hat fall mix pack.
drowland (8766) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
8/11/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour, clear red under light, with a small off-white head that fades fast with no lace. Roasted caramel aroma with a touch of coffee and selzter water. Fairly decent flavor of caramel, roasted malts, some floral aspects, and a touch of coffee, but it seems watered down and a bit over carbonated. Could be worse, I suppose. MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Aug. 9, 2011; 12 oz. bottle from Magic Hat sampler 12-pack. Vaguely "stouty" aroma. Heartier than the well-known Smithwick’s; darker than the average "red". Trying to rate to style, but find this pretty boring & watery nevertheless. dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Rich amber color with decent lacy head. Of course the nose and flavor are malt dominated. Caramel, hinting at roastiness. jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Good beer. Darker than it is red but there is still some red there the flavors are malt and roasted nuts. alobar (3800) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Resurrected from retirement. Pours a reddish copper color with a caramel malt, roasted malt aroma. Flavor has caramel malt up front with some roasted malt and hops at the back end. Decent beer.