JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Ruby chestnut color with an absolutely hugh head of beige bubbles. Lightly toasted rye bread with a thin layer of orange marmalade. Quite clean, dry and fresh. Acidic malt with dark chocoalte, cedar and toasted nuts. Quite irish. Dry malt linger with a touch of spice. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle courtesy of jasonp. Dark ruby with a small tan head. Nose is sweet maltiness, light hops, and faint caramel. taste is more light hops and light bitterness overtop of a lightly toasted malt and light caramel backbone.Very drinkable. Body is medium with a nice carbonation feel. Finish is more toasty malts and carmael with light earthy hops and a hint of fruit. Nice session style beer! Cybercat (6142) - Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Had as Bob’s 1st. Pours clear cinnamon with a nice light tan head. Aroma features toasted malt and hints of apple and caramel. Flavor ups the fruit component and rounds out a very satisfying ale. (So why doesn’t Bob’s 1st have a separate entry?) Mouthfeel presents decent body and good fizz. cheap (6085) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Brownish color pour with a head that fades rapidly. Plain ol beery aroma. Friendly initial low alky malty taste makes this presentable. Decent amount of co2 on the palate. Comes across a little creamy. Yes, friendly and rather easy. I was expecting something overly malty for some reason but this is not too bad! Picking up some carob in there I think. Good overall beer experience. Probably could drink a few of these at a stiing. More like a mild ale. thornecb (6058) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours clear mahogany into a Sam glass. Off-white micro head slowly pancakes as it recedes leaving trailing sheets. Toffee, molasses and roasted nut aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning dry in the abrupt toasted grain finish.
ganache (6056) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2017 Tap at the Foundry in Pittsburgh, as ‘Bob’s First Ale’. Dark rotted copper brown with a short white head. Very dry taste, grainy, somewhat malty, woody, low caramel and bitterness. Medium-full body, textbook for style, hint of apple juice. No nose to speak of there. Just what I expected. [2017.05.20: 3.1]notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Bottle back in the Jerz is identical (props for quality control, I guess?). [2017.07.13: 3.1]
One of my favorite magic hats. Interesting mix of flavors with a nice, chocolate finish. It does have a very strange mouthfeel, but it's one that grows on you. It is really like no other beer out there. However, every once and a while the I get a bottle with an unusual level of bitterness, which makes me lower the rating a little. Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Initial aroma put me off, but this smelled a lot better after the pour -- hops, coffee, pale malt, some muted toffee. Decent label, a lightened porter coloring, beady tan head. Nicely hoppy, some sweet creaminess, lots of peaty twang and roastiness. Some muted cereal flavors underneath. Long-lasting hop finish on a medium body. Tangy on the lips. I get the distinct feeling that this would be a lot better from the cask, as it reminds me of a good brewpub ale. Definitely better as it warms. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle from Magic Hat. Pours a red-Amber with a white head. Nose is some malt, toast, slight fruit, some plum, and a dry yeast. Flavor is similar with toast, malt, slight plum, and mild fruit. Light in body and a nice Irish red overall.