Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Somewhat impressed but not by the brewer, for a ale, is okay.l Bitter notes, very much hopped for an ale, to much carboniatin. An okay brew on tap.
guinness2199 (1) - levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2005 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
wouldve expected more than a watery version of an uncleaned tap taste of a .75 cent draft room college beer from ole mother guinness
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured red with a creamy off-white head. Nose is somewhat hoppy with a touch of malt, acceptable. Taste is very thin with all hohs emphasis, almost no malt at all. Very poor example of the style.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sparkling brown ale, thick rocky off-white head. Nose held light notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel with a slight fruity undertone to it all. Light and airy, malty, with a decent roastiness flavorwise. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth, drying caramel malty finish. A very bland and boring brew...
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had high hopes going in. on draft in cowleys irish pub. very little aroma, very little flavor. dark red and very carbonated
thegreenrooster (4146) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is dark red with a white foamy head. Aroma is weak but there are some rosted malts in there. Flavor is pretty weak as well. Again you get some roasted malts but that is about it. When i bought this I was thinking this could be real good being brewed by Guinness and all but i was mistaken.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this at a Guinness promotion. It is ok and has a nice carmel like aftertaste but it is too watered down. Just does not have much flavor. I guess these are session ales. I like Harp and Bass much better but this is not "bad".
stephenhall22 (3) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial taste is relatively good, but the aftertaste morphs from a good taste to a mild bitter taste, but overall a nice brew. Color is relatively dark. This is a nice addition to the Guinness family.
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Aroma is mildly sweet and malty and lightly roasty. Pours a real dark, transparent amber. Big white creamy head with excellent retention. Malty and creamy up front with a lightly roasty and bitter finish. Very smooth. Nothing spectacular but definitely better than the only other Irish Ale I’ve had, Murphy’s Cream Ale.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, Boston 2005: Poured amber with a medium white head. Light malt, hop aroma. Light carbonation. Mild fruit flavor, apple and grape. A decent session beer but otherwise unimpressive.