kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle, purchased in Curitiba. Pours a clear, cola-amber color; creamy light-tan head with excellent lacing. Candied sweetness and caramel in the aroma; slightly overripe. Medium-full body with moderate co2. Delicious layers of vinous alcohol (well-hidden warmth), red fruits, and hints of caramel; a very nicely rounded mouthfeel and layers of fruits; damn tasty. Medium-length finish with red fruits and a touch of warmth.
FabioVon (1) - - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Encorpada adocicada com sabor caramelo cor aescura e espuma persistente. Muito gostosa!!
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northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Suprisingly good for some thing labeled a red ale and purchased at a convenience store. Reddish body. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is rich sweet bubblegum and dried fruit with some bitter roasty notes and booze. Nice beer.
bartholos (230) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 Bottle. Dark reddish brown color with a full frothy tan head. Aroma of malts and fruits, apple and plum. Light spicy notes, pepper and glove. Taste is light sweet with a bitter dry finish. Harmonic and well balanced neither sticky sweet nor too bitter. Full thick bodied, with medium carbonation causes a creamy mouthfeel. There is a quite strong alcoholic notes with a good alcoholic warmth. Strong malty flavor, spicy and peppery with apple and plum. Finish is short and bitter dry.
ranthero (39) - BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2016
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja com tom avermelhado e escuro. Espuma com boa formação e pouco persistente. O teor alcoólico mais elevado é fácil de perceber no paladar. Agradável de beber
Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to waqas for nabbing this beer while in Brazil. Ok so I drank the beer and was like nice....smooth but boozy. Super heavy malty. Not a red ale... Then I come on here and see barley wine. And I’m sort of... Ok this makes sense. I’m fact it makes a lot of sense. Red ale... Hell no. Barely wine. Pretty solid. Severely lacking in smell. Taste is a. It sweet with some bubblegum. Smooth and easy tho. I’ll take it.
mauroruellas (789) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja forte,robusta,apresenta coloração intensa escura avermelhada,formação de creme bege alto,duradouro,média carbonatação,aroma de malte torrado,notas de caramelo e frutas secas,sabor com boa complexidade,presença de lúpulo com suave amargor,malte,frutas vermelhas,alcool intenso,mas bem balanceado.
raphabranco (10) - Tietê, BRAZIL - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 600 ml. Pours on copper to brown non persistent head. Its color is like a dark rusted metal, going to dark Red to light brown. It tastes delicious caramel and dry fruits, loved its bouquet. Although its high ABV, Alcohol taste is well balanced on mouth. The real style is barley wine, not Red ale, and in the non proposal style, this beer is amazing!
albmoro (110) - BRAZIL - OCT 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aromática e bastante encorpada. Bom exemplo de uma Ale. Apenas achei que o álcool sobressai demais, rouba um pouco o sabor do conjunto.
sccp1910 (162) - BRAZIL - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma suave e discreto, cor escura, amarronzada. Balanceamento perfeito do amargor combinado com um paladar muito agradável.
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very large, powerful and beautiful coarse foam manifested by pouring this red colored ale. It is a clear dark red and very fragrant ale. It has a fresh aroma of both raspberries and strawberries, and I’m tempted to believe that it is a fruit beer instead. The brewery mention it on the label as a double red ale with an alcohol volume of 9.2% and I can easily agree with the claim. A normal red / amber ale had probably been around 5-6%.
The smell is like saying raspberries and strawberries, but the taste reveals immediately a good rich caramel malt, with a slightly spicy tang from the alcohol. First, it may seem a little uncomfortable, but my taste buds must just have a little time to adjust to quite this ale. After some small light nip I can do better sense its elegance and taste notes. Careful notes of the aforementioned berries blends in well with the sharp alcohol embossed caramel and towards the end it has a fine moderate hoppy bitterness. It’s a good beer which can be confused a little with a smooth barley wine. Unlike a barley wine this beer will probably not get better with time, so I can only recommend that you enjoy it now. Use it as a substitute for table wine.