Bif (2181) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a large tan head that fades to nice lacing. Has the smell of dark fruit sweetness, bit of caramel and a whiskey aroma in the background. Initial tart bite with a sweet whiskey stickiness. There is bitterness throughout with a fairly dry finish. Fairly medium body, smooth but with a boozy feel and aftertaste. Interesting take on an Irish style ale, but didn’t really enjoy.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice red/brown. Bourbon aroma and taste is not overpowering which is pleasant. There is a nice toffee taste followed by the bourbon warmth.
jandd1983 (4146) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a hazy dark reddish color with a small head. The aroma was of bourbon, vanilla, oak, fruits and some caramel. The flavor was of caramel, oak, light bourbon, light fruits and light vanilla with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish. A very decent Irish Ale.
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle... medium brown with a some amber, murky, light tan head forms a ring... the aroma is light, thought it would be much stronger, a whisper of bourbon is nice and smooth, generic toffe on the finish, nothing bad, just too light and boring... this beer is just off, seems slightly infected with a tart bitter note, flat but a terrible mouthfeel, mostly rye, no bourbon, just not a good combo
fluffy (2466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tastes more of a sour ale than an irish. its a beautiful beer ill tell ya that though. just doesnt taste like an irish.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a hazy red/brown with an off white head. Scent is woody with some tart notes. Taste is sour with wood notes. Different.
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer has some odd tastes that don’t work for me. It is sweet and nutty with oak and sour/tart flavors.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a darker reddish amber color with a very small tan head that was gone shortly after the pour. Aroma was oak, vanilla, and whiskey. Smelled real good, then I took the first drink. Meaty, fruits, flavors just didn’t go. Whiskey wasn’t really there, very thin. Below average. And Irish Ale for the style? I don’t think so. Below average.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of whiskey, grains, caramel and mild bready malt. Taste is a bit rough, doesn’t come across too well. Sour whiskey, caramel, light vanilla and oak and notes of fruit. Meh.
HonusWagner (2155) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 This one just isn’t right. Nose is candied pecans, slight hints of bourbon, and odd funkiness with a bit of a hint of tartness. Taste follows the nose rather closely, slightly sweet and yet definitely off, tart and just kind of off in the finish. Not terrible or undrinkable, but certainly not good.
Thought maybe age would make it better. I was deadly wrong. Even worse.