beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On-tap: Clear reddish brown, thin smooth vanilla hued cap, specks of lacing sticks. Aroma has much ado about nothing, I wiff and wiff and I get hardly anything. Faint of all faint sweet malt. Flavors are just as offering, hello, I’m I drinking something or not. Very mild, very faint, and very quick malty sweetness with a smidge of toastyness. Irrefutably tasteless. No off flavors, just no flavors. Feel isn’t watery really, just thin and lacking. I had this in a bottle some time ago and it was so bad I decided not to review it. Saw that it was on-tap so I figured, maybe, it might be a bit better. Um....nope.
TChrome (1461) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance was definetely the high point with this one. Nice reddish color with a decent off white head. Aroma was weak as was the flavor. Palate was a bit flat, but that could have been the conditions. Forgetable.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [nitro draft - Sparkys Spot - Glenshaw, PA] Poured a clear coppery orange with a very creamy and lasting tan head. Very faint and mild aroma, mostly of malt but with a faint hint of apples. Malt taste at the beginning that gave way to a finish that reminded me a lot of apple cider. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel with no carbonation [nitro tap]. Very interesting flavor. I’d like to have it again at another place to see if it’s different.
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Una cerveza irlandesa que se elabora en holanda... ejem sin comentarios. Aunque esta buena y no tengo acceso a muchas otras cervezas "rojas"
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Thin head. Overly malty aroma and flavor. Undercarbonated in this form. Slightly disappointed.
EKGoldings (663) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint glass on tap. Malt, light fruit taste, more malt and toffee on taste, hops apparent in finish but there is a dirty taste in this one I don’t like. Disappointing, I’ll try this again someplace else and rerate.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours copper, decent white head with nice lacing. Not a terrible beer, with nicely roasted malty flavor, but I just can’t overlook the metallic tones in the flavor.
Kevin (2195) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nitro. nice dark pour with tan head. sweet aroma.creamy and smooth with a subtle caramel taste. this is good, but a little too understated.
Earlier Rating: 4/26/2004 Total Score: 2.6
smells slightly rosy extremely malty. and surprisingly bitter. this is a good beer this is good.
captspastic (20) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good overall consistency. Good taste, good body and texture. Sharply pronounced flavor, and one of my favorite Irish ales.
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer overall. The aroma gets to me sometimes. It is the best when fresh so I normally try to get singles from the local store instead of a 6 or 12.