beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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....
azorie (4) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very nice in appearance with some foam, and its nice and red to brownish dark beer. Very sweet beer, nice malt levels, and for its style it is a dcent beer, its about my favorite they have. after a few its a tad too sweet and i like malty beers.
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… Deep, very dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma imparts lots of chocolate and espresso atop a mild wisp of campfire smoke. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. The flavor provides sweet chocolate and espresso – mocha – and is decently balanced by adequate, but unobtrusive, hop bitterness. Roasted, coffee finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bold City. It poured brilliant clear amber with white head. The aroma is roasty to burnt malts and really little else. The taste is malty sweet mixing with some crystal malts and a modest level of burnt malts as well. It ends with malt sweetness trying to compete with the layers of roasty goodness. Pretty darn roasty for a red ale.
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewery.
Pours ruby/amber, beige head.
Aroma is malty, some caramel and hints of roast.
Flavor, malty, hints of chocolate, reminding me of lactic , milk chocolate, some roast with a light hoppy profile in the background.
This one and their coffee stout were my favorite of the whole selection.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Bold City. Dark amber, light brown color. Darker than expected. Very appealing appearance. Very deep roasted malt aroma. Flavor is very toasty. Not exactly a Red Ale. More of a light colored, full flavored Porter. Lots of toast and chocolate. Nicely balanced. 25 July 09
GT2 (9364) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep muddy brown- not very red at all- with a thin cream head that leaves some okay lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt, rye bread, molasses, dark chocolate. Taste is roasty and chocolatey more akin to a porter than a red. 8% is very well hidden. Very good balancing hops. Very raw, unfiltered taste. The best of Bold City’s selection in my opinion.
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a growler at Grape and Gourmet in VA Beach. A Red Ale that was much more. Smokey, hoppy, nice toffee malt. Complex and tasty.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of Immy. Thanks! It was the best beer at the tasting. Aromas of molasses, toffee, coffee and a little hint of smoke. Pours dark brown. Flavors along the same lines as the aromas and is simply delicious! A few folks were so impressed at the beer tasting that they are planning road trips to get more.