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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 (12167) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 3, 2009
On tap at the brewery. This was my clear favorite, and I drank WAY more of this than I should have... THEN bought a growler. Lightly hazed garnet with a beige head. Big malty nose, toasty and chocolaty . The flavor is excellent, a smokey, roasty, bready molasses amalgam that is insanely tasty. Very complex. The body is smooth and almost a bit oily slick. Absolutely delish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Dark mahogany pour, big tan head and good lacing; Roasted malts but could have done without the smokey resin. Finish is bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8781) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3032) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....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??

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - 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.


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