dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mahogany red with medium off-white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, floral hops, and ever so slight nutty and dried fruits. Flavor matches well and comes together very nicely. Thanks Bear Republic, this is a nice change of pace beer.
klk343 (139) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red, off white head. Smooth texture. Coffee, heavy malt. Sweet, bready scent. Thick but pretty good.
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, citrus, spruce,
Appearance: clear dark amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky texture,
Tasty. I wonder why the 10 year gap in awards for this?
tightslice (437) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Pours a dark cloudy amber with off-white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, fruity malts with underpinnings of light hop pine. Creamy / oaty mouthfeel with a bitter finish.
SG111 (574) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. Pours red amber, off white head. Hop forward Aroma, tropical notes, caramel malt sweetness. Flavor is mango, papaya, sweet caramel and malt, then brown sugar. Bitter finish.
OnTheTrail (90) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the examples of red ale I tried. I found it generally enjoyable, and found it added to my preference for this beer style.
JMCtime (75) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bitter-sweet and caramel flavor. Rich creaminess. Okay but nothing special.
BroadestTom (162) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma caramel, floral, spruce, citrus,
Appearance red, brown, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam,
Taste light sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate medium body, lively, bitter,
Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend
Lemke10 (889) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a dark amber color with a foamy beige head. The aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor is complex with lots of bitterness to compliment the malty aroma. Bold, flavorful, and interesting.
gkeh (311) - Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a deep mohogany, cloudy, with a off white head. A beautiful beer. Aroma is rich caramel malt with some earthy and spicy tones. Taste is similar, but a nice hop bite is present. Extremely rich, a lovely beer.
sonnycheeba (4251) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours rich ruby character with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and bready malts, floral and light citrus notes, and faint spice. Flavor is rich malt character with a heavy dose of hops, light woodiness, and good earthy spice notes. Medium body and carbonation.