Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chestnut. Great malt nose - toast, molasses, fresh chocolate malt and rich breadcrusty goodness. Smooth, chocolatey, breadcrusty character and a light malt aroma. Fantastic.
jcwattsrugger (11277) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is medium malt-molasses, fruit. Taste is medium malt-molasses, fruit, peat, hint of earthy hops.
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average fizzy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted dark malt with a sweet alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium roasted sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.
hopscotch (9727) - 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.
jtclockwork (9060) - , 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.
GT2 (8819) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (7146) - 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 (6969) - 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.
phaleslu (6905) - 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.
drowland (6257) - 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.