deekyn (541) - Yosemite, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours very clear red color. S - very sweet malty aroma up front. Hints of tart red berry. Some biscuity notes. M - lighter slight syrupy body. Moderate carb. Lingering caramel biscuity malts. T - pretty weak flavors. Caramel and biscuity malts on the nose. Grains and a slight tart red berry on the palate. Lingering maltiness and a hint of rue on the end. O - average beer weak and muddled tastes. 5+/6-
markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to DarthKostritzer for sending this one! Cheers, Cory! Pours a medium brown amber with an off-white head. Nose is malt, toffee, cocoa, a hint of spice, and malt that is almost nutty. Flavor is a burst of malt- nice caramel and chocolate followed by some hop bitterness then fading into a finish of more malt. Great medium-bodied malt bomb of an Irish Red.
MadIndian (2113) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little thin. Nice red pour with hints of caramel malts, rye and roast. Nice chocoalte and roast finish, dry and crisp. Nice beer.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peat, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, honey, chocolate, toffee, grain, and roasted malt with mild bitterness in the finish.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours with a pretty clear amber-copper hued body with a just off-white head. Aromas are bready, caramel, grainy, light esters. Flavors are thin, a bit sharp, fruity esters, berries, some caramel. Lightly spicy. Lively bubbles, thin, and dry with a neutral balance.
Drake (6498) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, earthy hops and an herbal note. The taste is toffe and bitter hops. Medium bodied.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buttery caramel aroma, ringed with cherries and vanilla hints. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Rich caramel flavor, palatably buttery. Less fruity on the palate which is nice. Needs better QC. Rich, yet quaffable.
ChazMania (639) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured into Stone IPA glass- malt and molasses on the nose, lightly carbonated reddish-brown. Good full body texture, roasted malt flavors yet really clean- very enjoyable and well made beer.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour. Lots of caramel and spicy hop notes. Sweetish, malty, hoppy flavors.
regspeir (194) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle (courtesy of Hamilton23) poured an dark amber with a small off-white head which dissipated into a coating. There was little lacing. The nose was dark fruit, caramel and roasted malt.
The taste is fairly sweet - brown sugar and caramel, tempered by rye and with a bready taste.
The mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation. While this is a fine stab at the style, with so many great beers from this brewer, this one missed for me. Not a bad brew at all, this just isn’t a noteworthy offering.