Black Shirt Red Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2484) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft. Pours a thick, well retained, light beige head, over a clear copper/amber (SRM 18) body....nose is toasted malts, with biscuit tones, light rye type spice, light pine, floral honey notes....taste is slightly sweet malts with hints of fig, cocoa, floral honey notes, light lemon tones from the hops, ending with a moderate bitter finish.....mouth feel, medium body, mils astringency, slight acid. This really is not an Amber. It is quite atypical, of loads of spice note from the malt back bone, floral tones from the hops. It is one of those craft experiments, that worked, think of it as a dark APA. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
On tap at BSB. Light amber, red, clear appearance with a sticky, off-white head. Aroma of toffee. caramel, floral notes and citrusy hops. Similar flavor, mildly sweet and lightly bitter with an average body. Easy to drink, I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gmellison (368) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at red shirt. Aroma is toasty malts, nuttiness. Flavor is bitter hops, decently balanced but boring, and too bitter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
wade1point0 (67) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pretty unremarkable red ale. I mean, its good its just that there is nothing much to say. I could drink it all night though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap @ Black Shirt. Pours a dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Floral, bitter hoppy, caramel, slight citrusy aroma. Goopy sweet caramel malty flavor that finishes very floral and bitter. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear red pour with thin white head, aroma brought nice grass, earth, spice, slight orange notes with lots of caramel and toffee, malty notes in there. Taste is a mix of slight grass, earth, hints of red fruit, lots of caramel, toffee, some spice notes in there, finishing bitter, slightly dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
On tap at Black Shirt poured aclear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel and fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2013
On tap at Black Shirt. Pour is clear orange with a frothy off-white head and great lacing. Bready, caramelly, slightly grassy aroma - biscuit, fruit peel, and floral hops. Taste is pretty bland - malty, bready, slightly hoppy, caramel, weedy, slightly soapy and earthy with a light hop bite on the finish. Light body with high carbonation. Not a bad amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Hazy amber with a sticky laceful foamy head. Great amber aroma of sticky caramel, floral hops, resiny hop notes, and sweet citrus. Taste is moderately bitter with a resinous earthy hop tone, strong biscuit yeastiness, and a slightly astringent earthy caramel malt backbone. Kinda letdown, actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4635) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Simultaneously too sweet and too bitter - sharp acidity throughout - a lot of sugary sweet malt flavor, light esters - hops are peppery, bitterness is astringent - hops are peppery and mildly earthy - overall very one dimensional - kind of meh.

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