Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy, brown sugar, molasses aroma. Dark color, almost black with red hints. Minimal carbonation, syrupy on the palate.
PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BMMillsy (974) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
BeerApostle (2) - - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/30/12. 22oz bomber from Grassroots. Brown pour with a nice khaki head that fades too fast. Rich aroma of coffee and chocolate. Solid flavor of coffee, chocolate, and nuttiness. Reminds me of a brown ale. Not bad.
cbfobes (1944) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery, pours a dark amberish red with a thin white head, the aroma has a ton of malt and dark fruit in it with a slight amount of hops, the flavor has a nice malty backbone with some caramel and fruit in the finish, the hops really come through all that much but that’s okay for this brew, actually bought a growler of this.
aracauna (2935) - Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, unless this brewery got in a bad batch of hops or I’m suddenly not sensitive to the herb, Bold City is not good at adding enough hops. They are, however really good with the malt. In a style like this, they’re playing to their strengths. Almost a porter.
sonnycheeba (2548) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with a red tint and a frothy tan head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is malt forward, dark fruit esters, and light hops. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.