Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Clear orange-red body, thick puffy off-white head. Dry, toasty aroma with just a slight hint of fruit. Bitter. Flavor reminds me a bit of Guinness with a roasted, somewhat metallic astringency damaging the palate. Relatively bitter and grainy, very dry. Just a touch of caramel/fruit at the end of the bottle when the beer had warmed significantly. Definitely not one of the best Irish Ales out there. dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2005
tried this early evening for st. patty’s day, was not disappointed, will try many more Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Dark garnet with a one finger dense lasting head. Taste-tastes like I licked a wet dog-very malty, slightly thin. Decent use of hops with some wet cardboard on the back end. Malty slightly cherry nose. This is very very easy to drink and inoffensive, but it is incredibly bland. bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2005
Nice amber-copper color with a nice off white head. Malty with a slight hint of fruitiness. Quite light bodied and easy drinking, nothing special. steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 21, 2005
intoxicated notes / thin, unwanted, but unoffensive. caramel, nuttiness, sweet than *scribbled notes* what happened? there is none? not sweet, yet not sweet.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Bottle. Light mahogany with a large cream-colored head. Nose: wet leaves and cardboard. Flavor :caramel malt, hazelnuts and floral hops, all weak. I’m not impressed. exiledmsh (15) - , Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2009
A little disappointed, considering it’s from the Guinness company, but it’s not bad enough to where I don’t want to drink it. I’d like to mix it with Guinness and see how that goes. That1Guy (2241) - Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Smells like a scotch ale almost. Lots of sweet malts and poop. Would be better without the poop. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Poured with an impressive creamy white head that lasted and with good lacing. That would be the highlight, otherwise an amber color, earthy metallic aroma and taste. It is "drinkable" but not worth mentioning to others. soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
On draught at Murphys. Pours a brown with hints of amber color with a half finger high white head that disappates quickly. Smells of caramel malt, little hops, and metallic tint. Tastes very similar to the smell, but with more metal. Slight-body feel, goes down somewhat smoothly. Ok, but nothing special.