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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
Dark chestnut. Great malt nose - toast, molasses, fresh chocolate malt and rich breadcrusty goodness. Smooth, chocolatey, breadcrusty character and a light malt aroma. Fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6146) - Valdosta, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
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??


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