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 (1475) - 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 (1490) - 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 (2958) - 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.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Tap House at the brewery. Pours a reddish brown with a thin off white head. Malty aroma alogn with some hops, sugar and caramel. Pretty distinct taste for this brew. I liked it. Lots of malt, hops, caramel and bitterness. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon - trying the pretty solid selections of a fairly new local brewery.
arventresca (562) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Good beer here. Best of the bunch I’ve tried so far. The description pretty much nails it. A malty beer with hint of those awesome cascade hops.
maxwelldeux (3491) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a red amber with a moderate white head. It has a slightly sweet smell to it, which was a bit unexpected. The taste on it is a bit hoppy. with a hint of roasted flavors.
weissblau (17) - - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fine beer, but nothing special. Low hop profile. Malty but with an extra molasses-like sweetness that surprised.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange/earthy, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some earthy/spicy, roast, light grapefruit. Light-medium body, some chalk, light stickiness.
GTAEgeek (1162) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from Carlson, after climbing the Prow at Table Rock. Pours dark brown, with a fairly big, foamy, beige head. The aroma is a lot of caramel, pumpernickel, light rye, and butter toffee. Very sweet and malty, with a nice, mellow hop bitterness, and a little spice. Medium body, malty, and smooth. Overall, this is a nice, easy-drinking, and very flavorful beer. Could drink a lot of this.