mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a beautiful, clear, crimson; very little head; noticeable aroma of smoke. A slick mouthfeel and very pronounced smoked peat flavor, which I happen to like quite a bit, and the phenolic quality that often accompanies smoked peat. While this is not a typical Irish Red, it’s definitely one that stands out among the crowd of lackluster examples. Unique and enjoyable. Finhead (1742) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Clear, brownish-red pour with an off-white head. Caramel is dominant in the aroma, but there is a mild woodiness. It has a light yet creamy texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet, but finishes dry and a little smokey. crossovert (12670) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
355ml twist off bottle. Amber/gold pour, foamy white head. Noticeable smoke and toast in the smell. The flavor continues this profile, slight smoke goes with some sweet malt tones and very light herbal hops. Suffers from weak body but otherwise nice. Certainly looks like they cleaned itup this year looking at old reviews. csaso (2266) - Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, nice medium amber color, balanced malty aroma and flavor, mild smoke notes, not bad overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. A deep red body is topped with a thin bright white head. Caramel and apples are in the nose. There is also some dry fall leaves. This tastes like highly toasted black tea and toffee. There is also some almond in the nutty finish. A highly carbonated body makes this a little hard to drink quickly. A decent beer.
jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
It poured a dark brown/reddish color with an off-brown head. The aroma was of malts with some caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma, with a little more of a bitter balance. This was a very good Irish Ale. Strykzone (7311) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle at Bigelos. A clear red pour with a small beige head. The aroma is quite malty with more gentle fruit. The flavor begins with bready malts and yeast. Hops are present but are in the background. They add light fruit, floral notes, and some character from bitterness. If there is peat it is
Iight. Caramel is nice. While I don’t really taste everything that is described, this is a nice beer. It is finishing more like an ESB. Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a dark reddish color,aroma of toasted malts, with a decent malty flavor coming through, not to bad. tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Never had a bad beer from this brewery. Deep red color. Very light tan head. Smoky, caramel, toast aroma. Taste is a smoky flavor. Good stuff. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) red with peat aroma. Flavor is peat, smoke, red malt.