Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 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 (7432) - 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 (1788) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3511) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (5148) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5195) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raradel (343) - 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!

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