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This is not your standard Red Ale. This is a very ‘malty’, ‘roasty’ and complex Red Ale. The roasted flavor comes from the high presence of roasted barley. With a very minimal but high alpha hop addition, this Red Ale has become a favorite among patrons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at Bold City. I am also not a big fan of red/imperial reds and most american strong ales. So BC wasn’t batting to high for me. Metallic bitterness, some sweeter caramel malt. bleh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery, RBWG
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and mild smokiness
Taste: Roasted malts, caramel with a mild bitterness in the finish
Nice and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Wow, I got this blind in a shared growler and thought for sure that it was a porter. Roasted aroma and flavor, tangy aftertaste is the only hint of it being a red. Generally dry, with only very light sweetness. Medium-light body. Thanks to LuckyDog for sharing his retrieved growler in the Friday Meeting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2488) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a murky reddish-brown on tap with thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, smokiness, and earthy hops. Taste follows with a decently balanced and bitter finish. Comes off more like a porter than a red, but probably one of Bold City’s best beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours ruby. Aroma of roasted malts, little smoke, mild sweetness. Taste is malty, with a good balance of sweet and roast. Mouthfeel is thicker than expected. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3878) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On draft at brewery, poured a dark brown color aromas of coffee, molasses, nuts, and some light chocolate. Flavors follow suit, more roasted malt than a traditional strong ale, but interesting none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Hoppy, brown sugar, molasses aroma. Dark color, almost black with red hints. Minimal carbonation, syrupy on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5702) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 22 oz bomber. Deep, dark coffee-like pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma has some nuttiness, a bit of coffee perhaps - not very distinctive. Full bodied flavor with some black coffee, a touch of unsweetened chocolate, a bit of potting soil, roasty back end. Thick enough mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Pours dark brown with small head. Smells like roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is on point with medium body. tastes of roasty coffee. Pretty much just like a ver nice porter. Not sure why it is called a red ale, but hey it’s pretty good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerApostle (2) - - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
Very smoky for a red ale. I appreciate the homage to the 1901 fire...hence the smokey flavors. Still, great red ale. Mild citrus and herb notes with some cocoa/coffee undertones.

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