VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Semi-hazy dark copper. Foamy white edge head. Light carbonation. Aroma of sultry dark roasted chocolate malts. Very fresh. Crisp and bold with a healthy dark roasted malt base. Light to medium bodied. Dry nut skin aftertaste and underlying chocolate. Very clean and smooth tasting. Lightly bitter and earthy hop balance. Finishes mellower and deeply malted with hints of chocolate. A solid Irish style brew. emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 23, 2007
This beer was poured into a nice beer stein and didnt have tat much of a head to it. The smell is of hops and fruit and modertly potent. when you drink it you get the taste of malt and coffee but only a hint of coffee. still a good brew though definitly good for a spring beer. overall this beer has a good taste and does what it does best getting you drunk which in the end is the result that you ultimalty want. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Irish ales are far from my favorite style, but this one is really good. Robust malt aroma and taste. Hops take a back-seat, but they balance this brew out great. So far this brewery has done no wrong in my book. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
I’m assuming this is what I drank, listed as "Newport Storm Irish". On tap St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the Boston University Pub. Deliciousness. A more robust, mature taste than the regular Newport Storm, which I had the day before. I would definitely get this again. Tasted something like an amber though. In any event, a keeper. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2010
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Generic red malt aroma, plain and clean. Pours a very dark red-brown, with an off-white lacy head. Wow. This has got a really rich and deep satisfying caramelized malt flavor. Somehow completely unexpected. However, there’s some strong fresh hop bitterness, that may push it a little far, but otherwise, it’s enjoyable. I’m surprised. This has some really strong, delicious malt flavors from an unassuming Irish Red Ale. Nice work.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2002
The beer pours a deep cloudy garnet, bordering on brown, the head is voluminous, beige and the lace in thick sheets. Nose is malt, nutty sweet, buttery. Front begins lightly malt sweet, the top is light, the finish is acidic, quite dry, nicely hopped and a quite decent drinking beer. Ranks #472 on my current 1000 beer master list. Cavie (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of JKwalking05. Clear light orange pour. Smells of pleasant chocolate. Very nice. Tastes a little watery but not by much. Chocolate malts with an easy finish. Some bitterness. MaBeer1972 (2051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the brewery as part of the tour. The third pour out of 4 tastings. I have had this one in the bottle before also and it has been one of my favorite red beers. Very fresh and tasty on tap. Good overall roasty malts but nicely balanced. More enjoyable than the flagship amber. JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample prior to the brewery tour on 7/3/13. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Bready malt nose with caramel and light hops. Toasty malt flavor with caramel accents before a dry, roasty finish. Very well done Irish Red. Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors. Pours a clear amber with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel. toasted malt, spicy hops. The taste is caramel, nutty notes, piney, earthy hops. Medium bodied, refreshing, decent balance.