DomD (196) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of herbs and nuts. Pours a hazy amber with minimal head. Taste is medium bitter. Medium body, sticky texture, with a bitter finish. Decent amber.
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Tom’s Havanna Cafe. It pours hazy red-amber with a small offshore head. The nose is soft, juicy, blood orange, jammy berry, fruit cake, toasty brown sugars and stewed orange. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, toasty, brown bread, malt loaf, jammy action, Victoria sponge cake, light peppery spice, sticky and pine with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Well-rounded and really rather drinkable. Decent stuff.
Mancave (1) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber, aroma heavy and fruity. Flavour sweet with a bit of hop.
Like Garrison’s Tall Ship, with a bit more kick.
rejtable (1925) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at stillwell. Pours red limited head minimal lacing. Nose hoppy and some sweet. Flavs cereal sweet fruit, lots earthy bitter. Taste med bitter light sweet. Light body lively carb.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bright orange amber, light golden head. Caramel malts balance with soft tropical fruit hops, bitter finish. Not too sweet, nice balance, nice hop character.
swiseman (455) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
amber in the glass. strong aromas of hops and molasses. overly hopped for a red ale. much more like a pale ale. Not sure why it isn’t marketed as one.
ImPA (14) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber hue, looks decent, smells kind of hoppy, more what I’d expect of IPA territory, or perhaps a West Coast style Red. Decent head, sweetish mouthfeel and linger. Even though this is a far cry from most beers dubbed "Red Ale" because of the hops, it’s somehow out of balance. Overall decent but I won’t be running for another.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Hopsy reds seem to be trendy right now, but these manages to be more than a bandwagon jumper. The bitterness is well balanced with the red malts. It is bitter without being too overpowering. Rather more drinkable than some more intense examples of this sub-style. Overall, a real hit for me.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks gethinbeer! Deep amber pour with a thick off-white head. The nose is a bit caramelly with a touch of fairly assertive bitterness. Slightly woodsy bitterness with a lingering earthy flavour. Not very well-integrated or tasty. Some treacle and a very minerally finish. A miss for me. Malts are poorly constructed and they only hit a single dull note. Meh.
plaugher (288) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle into an English pint glass. Pours a dark amber with a hint of red to it. Light beige head which fades rather quickly. Malty caramel and moderate hoppiness. Kinda sticky on the palate but full and rich body. A bit complex on the back-end, with a moderate bitterness and varying levels of sweetness. Great stuff.