SSSteve (4006) - - APR 9, 2010
12oz bottle. a clear red beer under a medium sized, frothy, beige head. aroma of sweet caramel malt, lots of juicy red fruits(apples, pears), and maybe even a hint of toast. nailed it...the flavor is a full of the toasty caramel malt blended with lots of refreshing fruit esters and yeast. i keep imagining there is a tiny hint of cinnamon. mostly creamy palate. medium body. i have been very impressed with ABC lately. that re-incarnated laughing skull was awesome too. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. A rich brownish red colored brew with a thin light khaki head. The nose has some malty caramel along with some peach pancakes. This tastes like cheap brown pancake syrup on some pancakes. Notes of caramel and almonds come through in the long finish. The caramel gets stronger as you drink. I think that this could easily be called an ESB. The body is slick and thick at the same time. Actually, this is a nice drinker with just enough sweetness and hints of roast to keep it interesting, I dig it. Cybercat (6336) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 Pours a deep, barely translucent reddish sable with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma is strong, spicy and surprisingly hoppy. Flavor is quite hoppy with strong tones of cloves and cinnamon and a hint of honey sweetness. Texture is sassy, fizzy and lively. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a great roasted malt and caramel aroma.
Appearance- Pours a dark amber color with a small beige head.
Taste- Awesome flavor of roasted malt, top notch
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall- A really good beer from O’Dempsey’s, this is highly recommended.
ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2010
16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours from the wall-o-taps a clear, reddish-amber body with a scant, white head.
Smell: A scent of toasted bread crusts and burnt sugars with a pervasive, though light waft of harvested berries and some background, minuscule notes of earthy herbs and spice.
Taste: Toasty, bready maltiness with a sweet flourish of caramelized sugars. Hint of berry-esque fruitiness. Modestly earthy hops with an additional zip of complimentary spiciness. Medium-low bitterness. Smattering of fruitiness on the bittersweet, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Hovers comfortably around medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: A smooth, pleasant brew to pair with watching the Masters this past weekend. Best of luck to Dempsey and here’s looking forward to his forthcoming RIS and IPA.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Smells malty and sweet. Looks a deep amber red and pours with a nice frothy head that lingers a couple of minutes or so. The flavor is quite good at first, though it might get old before long. Crisp, somewhat subtly hoppy finish. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with this Irish Red. geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 A solidly good beer, smell is strong darker sweetness with bit of apple, good heaviness, flavor, palate and aroma could drink a couple of these! X2 jmohno (1679) - Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Dark red,short head,more than average carbonation.Clear.Nice looking.
Aroma is malty ,dark ,some mineral. Toasted Oatmeal cookie. Almost burnt toast,probably the dark carmel malt. Heavy toasty grainy. Strong toasted nutty cookie .Dusty.
Taste is pretty good,distinct grain maltiness(maybe german or english)with dark burnt carmel sweetness,some hoppiness but mildish. Nutty toasty.Fairly slick but smooth creamy with a fullish body. Not too hoppy it has bigger malt presence. Pretty good balance in taste with a nice conditioned or mildy complex taste. Smooth mellow mild peppery bittering finish that melts away. Patrickctenchi (6808) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle: (Labeled as brewed by Thomas Creek...Greenville, SC)
Pours clear, red-brown...thick tan head.
Scent is caramel, nuts, bread.
Taste is rich, sweet...malty...chocolate..
Pleanty of breadiness, strong nut flavours...caramel-toffee..