kambei70 (1010) - - MAY 16, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Brownish clear pour with foamy tan head. Cereal/cardboard aroma. Very sweet, caramel, malt flavor, plenty of carbonation. Slightly metallic malt finish.
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cagou007 (1133) - FRANCE - APR 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep black with thin tan head. Nose is roasted Malts. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee and a hint of vanilla, average carbonation, medium body. Short roasty finish.
tfontana (917) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Cigarette City. Aroma is dominant caramel with earth and dark fruits with red wine quality. Appearance is clear dark reddish amber with trace sparkle, finger-width foamy off-white head with fair retention and fair leggy lacing. Taste is as aroma with strong caramel but also light bitter from Noble hops. Palate is medium bodied, average-to-lively carbonation with slight numbing to lips; finish is crisp and abrupt. Overall, a pretty straightforward beer without a lot of nuance outside the aroma.
Cunningham (7560) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent ok session able ale.
Fine amber pour with an ok off white head. Ok lacing. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an ok carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Toffee, fruity, mild roasted and herbal flavor.
[Bottle from a local grocery store in Dublin, Ireland]
BeerMan91 (9) - RUSSIA - APR 10, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smithwick’s is Ireland’s number one ale. Its exceptional taste, distinctive colour and purity of ingredients make it unique. Its rich, satisfying taste has earned it five gold medals in the famous Monde Selection Beer Tasting Competition. Smithwick’s is produced using the finest hops and special roasted, malted barley. In 1998 a new enhanced draught product with improved head retention was launched along with redesigned glassware.
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear reddish brown. One finger light tan head that laces well and retains nicely. Aroma of caramel that’s very light. Taste of sweet malts with just a hint roast bitterness. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky mouth feel. Finishes moderately sweet. Tasting notes of caramel, biscuit, tree nuts, roasted malts and slight earthy bitterness. A good Irish ale, nothing spectacular but drinkable.
Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Good dark color, translucent with consistent brown. Thin white lace. off flavor smell, not like anything in particular. Smooth flavor, but not that well balanced. gives up quickly. Ok for a cheap beer, but likely better options.
cafgen (208) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. A reddish color with almost no head. Aroma is pure sweetness, malt and caramel. Taste is malt and caramel. Not my kind of beer.
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GlennHendry (392) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up some last St. Patrick’s Day, figuring I had to go Irish at least once that day. Smithwicks got the call and it didn’t disappoint. It poured a coppery-red with a nice balance of malts and some sort of fruity hoppiness. At 4.5 per cent it’s a fine session beer.
ThemDubs (3) - - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - bread, toast
Appearance - dark red, clear with a frothy tan head, about 1/2 inch
Taste - Slightly sweet
Palate - medium body, smooth texture, flat, bitter finish
Overall - A very drinkable beer. Has a not too complex taste followed by nice hoppy finish. Low abv provides for a great session beer.