hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
bottle from papago consumed 7/10/10...
dark coppery reddish amber with a sandy off white head.
the aroma is of toasted caramel, mild chocolate-coffee-nuttiness-thing, some umami and a ton of spicy dry earthy hops.
the flavor is nice and malty with notes of chocolate, nuts, caramel, a ton of spicy hops and a tingly dryness on the finish.
the medium body is a little astringent (biscuity) and very crisp. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7 patrick767 (4095) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
tap - Pours clear amber with a lasting frothy head. It has a light, toasty aroma. The flavor is of toasted caramel malt with a solid hops bite. It’s medium bodied and pretty enjoyable. tmoreau (4579) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
On tap at the upstairs bar in Finnegan’s of Plainfield, IL. Poured a clear, deep copper color, with silky, off white, head foam, and clingy curtains of lacing. The aroma was light grain, toast, a bit of caramel, and the slightest hint of berry fruit? The flavor added some low hop bitterness in a light body, with some dryness to the finish. Maybe a little thin, but not a bad session beer IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
330 ml bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of malty caramel, yeast, and some grassy hops. Clear red copper with a big, glassing, beige head. Flavor is caramel and some mild bitterness. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Nice to see something other than Guinness brewery out of Ireland. Not bad. Something a little strange going on in the aroma. Also the flavor was overly subdued. Serving: Tap (Nitro?)
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2010
11.2oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber hue with a small, fizzy, off-white to cream colored head. The body looks thin and weak, and there’s very little lace spotting left behind. The aroma shows notes of biscuit, caramel, and amber grains, with just a touch of faded, peppery, floral hops. Flavors are equally unimpressive, showing mainly weak, biscuity and grainy malts that muddle together with passive, dry, stale floral hops. As the appearance suggests, the palate is weak, both in substance and carbonation. Not good. stouby (4714) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
Draught at Charlies Pub, Dublin Red Connolly.
Deep orange to red with a beige head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body. Smooth and refreshing. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a clear orange/amber with a thick, dense, tan head that has excellent retention and leaves sheety nitro lace all the way down the glass. Closed, muted aroma like most cask ales especially Irish/British varieties. You can pick out some orange sherbet if you really try along with metallic notes, old cherry flavors that I am used to in Guinness. Taste is buttery, spicy, bitter, peppery, creamy, moves to tinny. Has a weak amount of fruitiness I get from the EKG and Nugget hops. Light bodied, spicy palate. jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2010
This is actually am great red at first but settles in to an overall mediocre performer. It’s creamy and pours a slightly cloudy red. Would not drink again. TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle. Reddish amber pour with a tall, dense beige head. Nose is malty with caramel and a pleasant nuttiness. Spicy hops and floral hops round this out. Taste is nutty and caramelly with tons of malt, earthy hops, spicy hops, and dried fruit. Body is medium with a moderate, creamy carbonation. Ends with more malt and nuttiness, caramel, spicy hops and pleasant fruit notes. Hints of tea as well.