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.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery The ale poured a deep red color with a thin creamy head and no lacing. The aroma was of chocolate, and molasses. This is a nice red ale with a deceptive alcohol of 8%. The medium body ale had soft carbonation. If you have a chance to taste their beers try this one.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
32 oz. growler from drowland- thanks, Dr. Owl, for this toob of random garbage! Shared this growler with Dan and Caroline. "Not your standard Red Ale" - quite obvious on the pour, which is basically brown, with a small beige head. Notes of big toasted malts, dry cocoa, grainy cereal- very simple and malty, and it seems like maybe a wide variety of malts were used. Makes sense, if they’re nowhere near matching color with name on this one. Medium-bodied, with a dry, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Weird beer but not bad.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from 5K backlog. Pours dark red mahogany. Reddish tan head. Nose and taste of cola, toffee malt, resin, dried nuts and metallic bitterness. Medium body. Finishes slightly bitter/metallic.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with tight white head and lace. Caramel malt and resiny hops dominate the nose. Caramel malt, resiny hops, and a nice abv warmth. Medium body with good carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was an original release by bold city, quite ambitious .. . deep tan .. . medium foam, light lacing .. . light booze, deep caramel and ovened syrup . . . enjoyable, i’d buy this in sixers every now and again .. . . i’m a hunk?? .. a hunk of what??
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour, big tan head and good lacing; Roasted malts but could have done without the smokey resin. Finish is bitter.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jbruner (1700) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.