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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On draft at Bold City. Pours a deep stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, some pine, cocoa, chocolate, and unsweet chocolate with spice and earth. Flavor is similar with roast, pine, cocoa, and chocolate. Medium in body and while not a red ale, still a great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raradel (340) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
This brew is just not what you expect. Once you understand that it is good. Its is dark and roasty but not as heavy as it looks. It is like a red ale and a stout mixed, which is a really nice combo, especially mixed with a lighter brew like the dukes ( Red Dog!). I would say this is a great surprise, so try it!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
Part of a flight at the brewery. As the description says, this dude is pretty roasty. Probably one of the roastiest strong ales I’ve come across. My favorite of the flight.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickRob925 (60) - Macclenny, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Had this at the Bold City Brewery Tap Room. What a great time. A free sampler for all first time visitors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle courtesy tarheels86. Pours chocolate cherry cola red/brown with tan, frothy head. Cherry nose with roasted undertones. Flavor is sweet fruit, sorta cherry-esque with chocolaty notes and a roasted undertone. nice body. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3124) - Montana, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Draft. A deep dark brown pour with tan head. Roasted malts in the nose. Taste is the same. Very crisp and very good! This is more like a Porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks tarheels86!!! - Pours a dk clear amber with a large sandy hear...apparently the name is a bit of a red herring?? Aroma is malty and grainy, plenty of roast, light cocoa...flavour is sweet and fruity right up front, roasted grains, chocolate...lingering light bitterness...this was totally different than I expected...kinda thin for the abv, and not a real abundance of flavour input, but drinkable and enjoyable....


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