MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Color is a very dark red with almost no head. Flavor is indstanatly thin with a small amount of hops flavor. This is followed by a very small amount of malt flavor. Overall it's just tooo watery for my liking.
Terminus (3087) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap-pretty boring brew i must say. Being a hophead, im not into very malty brews. this one is all malt-i could not detect a hop in this one. overall, just plain boring.
redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red color with a medium head. Malt aroma with hints of apples. Nice crisp roasted malt taste with some caramel maybe even some vanilla. Finished dry and developed a sour aftertaste toward end of glass.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown in color, tan head. Malty sweet nose. Medium to thin bodied, has a malty, somewhat caramel taste.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep deep red color, with slightly oxidized hop aroma. Flavor -- malt is weak and watery, along with the funky slightly oxidized hop aroma equals a very forgettable beer.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, with only a red shine. darkish head, lacy. Nose gives milk chocolate, like a sweet stout. Taste - this is like watered-down sweet stout. Flavour is certainly caramelmalts, very outspokenly. Daring taste, but I'd liked some hops. Very light-bodied, however, the coloured malts gives some mouthfeel. No new aftertaste. I'm surprised by this beer - it has a character I can't place. I'm even not certain whether I like it or not.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red appearance with a thin but heavily lacing head. A little thin on the palate - but a nice aftertaste. Detect a bit of caramel as the commercial description indicates. Aroma - not very strong - or distinct. Overall, an enjoyable beer - a bit complex - but have only had one other of the style - so hard to tell if this is a good representation.
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish copper liquid pours an off white, large bubbled head. Suggests force carbonation as opposed to cask or bottle conditioning usually found for this style. Crystal clarity adds to aesthetics, but lack of head detracts. Initial aroma of Scotch whiskey and this one is a little tomatoey suggesting oxidation. Candylike caramel in the background of other aromas and I don't get a lot of fruitiness like the description suggests. Flavor is sweet initially, slightly; roasty flavors play way, way, way in the background; not very complex and finishes on the dry side. Very little hop flavor like bottle suggests, and I also don't get a whole lot of caramel flavor typical of an Irish Red. There is a slight bit of sourness, also not typical of the style, the carbonation seems a little high, and the body a little light. I'd like to re rate this beer again at another time because I don't think this bottle has been taken care of properly. I'm hoping the next one is better, but I just can't rate this one very high right now.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one pours a deep, clear, reddish brown color with a small, off-white lingering head. It has a nice malty aroma of sweet caramel. Medium bodied, medium carbonation with a slightlysweet malty flavor up front and a dry finish with no after tastes. A little light on flavor, this is a typical red ale, nothing outstanding.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a deep red brown/mohagony body topped by a medium thick head with lots of lace. Slightly sweet and ruity malt aroma with good hoppy notes. Slightly bitter hoppy flavor with a touch of sweet maltiness. Medium to full bodied and slightly dry.