ThemDubs (3) - - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
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. ccex (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle pours a clear reddish brown with a moderate and lasting off-white head. Aroma is full of caramel and roasted malts, with some bread. Taste is slightly sweet with a grassy aftertaste that made me think of Germany instead of Ireland., Body is medium with slight carbonation and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. There’s nothing wrong with this one, but it didn’t wow me. johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Better than the harp but lacks real flavor...a taste malt and not much else...looks great in my glass but lacks in quality. DrNosha (2401) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2015
12oz Flasche. Kastanienfarbenes Bier mit beigem Schaum. Leicht Nussiges Aroma. Geschmack nach Röstmalz. Leicht cremig. Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
Alla spina. Ambrato scarico, poca schiuma, un accenno di nocciole, malto e caramello. Povera, scarna, acquosa, ma quantomeno dissetante e non fastidiosa.
murran (652) - - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a Coke like body with a medium dense head. Almost no aroma. Nice and malty taste. Nice and fresh!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone commonmac (1263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
On tap at Keegan’s in a pint glass. Caramel and brown in color with tannish head. Malty aroma with some nutty characteristics and subtle sweetness. Taste has qualities of caramel and toffee with a little bit of sweetness. Very thin mouthfeel. It’s still a good fallback option if you’re at an Irish establishment and they are out of Harp. Nothing to write home about. lobosaintori (89) - - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a dark amber with decent amber head. Aroma is nutty AND caramel . taste is of caramel and toffy. A bit wattery with a decent finish. BeerRenter76 (1017) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Originally rated on 2/6/08- I consider smithwicks to be a good beer because its very well balanced, not overpowering in anyway in regard to flavor, smell, mouthfeel, ect without being watery . This is a good beer for people who dont drink much or have limited backgound in dark beers. Worth a try. beer_rookie (584) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Pre-pour notes. As I opened the bottle, the aroma from the aroma very clear. Very nice.
Aroma is nutty and roasted malt. It’s bready, ap I don’t know if that’s yeast or malts. But it’s very tasty.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin. It’s light, and crisp. It’s super drinkable. It has a little Guiness creaminess in there.
Overall, this is very good. I’m pleasantly surprised. I expected much less, and boy was I surprised. Certainly, this is a must try. Red ales, are not my favorite, but I could be persuaded otherwise with ales like this. Do try this. I’m glad I did.