Ajalbert (11) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep clear red. Flavor is malty and a little bit more bitter than a traditional red. a big red that I could drink all day.
bensbrews (22) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Besides the their devil’s trample ground, this is one beer I love to grab for parties. Most people would be hard pressed to not to be able to enjoy this fine ale. I love the balance and malty flavor it brings. Very drinkable.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. clear amber with a small, frothy, white head. delightful nose of sweet maltiness with some tea, toasted bread, cocoa. the body is somewhat light. big toasty flavor with munich malts. moderate sweetness. love the toasty character of this beer.
PGHbeer77 (563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. from vacation to Atlantic Beach, NC 2013. Malty fruity scent of moderate strength, deep burgundy with a frothy light tan head - gorgeous, medium dry feel. Grainy fronted taste, toasty malt flavor with a fruity hop on the end. Not too shabby.
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bubbleflubber (1640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a 3-finger head that leaves thick, chunky lacing. The nose is of deep caramel and chocolates. Flavors of caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, light biscuit, cocoa nibs and effervescent esters. The finish is a biscuit flour dry hopping and cocoa, lingering appropriately. The mouthfeel is substantive with a semi-active palate and medium body. Actually, I do enjoy this Irish Red very much, as it provides a comforting sweetness all around, and causes me to reminisce in its effervescence. Nice offering.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales. Ruby red amber pour. Malty. Tons of caramel. Decent hoppy profile.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Flying Saucer, Raleigh. The waitress said I was getting Aviator’s ESB (does one exist?) but the board said Hot Rod, so since it matched what others have said about this beer, I’ll assume I had the Red.
Reddish/brown color, small but long lasting little white head. Quite noticeable bitter nose. It has a nice malty body but far more hoppiness than is standard for the style. It tasted wonderfully fresh, went down smooth, and left me wanting more. Good beer for my first from this new brewery.
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aviator has taken a traditionally staid style and added some excitement. Pours a light copper with a pillowy off-white head. Oodles of lacing abountd. Nose mingles caramel, chocolate and resiny pine. Mild spiciness throughout with a dark earthy hop rise in the bitter finish.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany appearance with an average size, off white head and decent lacing. Muted aroma of caramel malts and a hint of floral hops. Mellow, earthy, sweetish flavors with the hop profile developing more in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.
Bamsen78 (2007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours slightly hazy reddish amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, roast, chocolate and caramel with subtle hoppy notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of malt and fruit and a hint of dark chocolate. Nice.