Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red/cherry colour with a pink head. It looks like a kriek...not sure where that colour comes from. Some caramel and wood aromas. It’s sweet, thick on the palate, with caramel, toast and a modest earthy hoppiness and a slightly dry alcoholic finish. An odd duck, but similar in structure to the Sword Swallower.
bhensonb (14176) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese Place in (near) St. Louis, MO. Cherry red with a humongous pink head - now this really is freaky. Red dye #1 in my beer? Damn stuff even smells of red dye - pardon, of maraschino cherry. Near medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter noble hop over very light cherry and pale malt. This is bitter stuff, once your mind comes off the ceiling. Every sip is cherry sweet, but eventually it’s bitter as heck again. Served in a black mug it might pass as a normal and really good beer.
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Crown #19.
Poured hazyr red color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing.
Moderate fruity citrus aroma.
Medium body with a soft carbonation.
Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met with a very interesting beer.
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear blood red with a small lasting dark pink head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, earthiness, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth malty finish.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Large salmon-colored head atop hazy pink-red body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel/bread, light nut, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, nut, some caramel, earthy, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity. I found the appearance off-putting, but clearly it was intentional, so to each his own.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A reddish marzen with a thin pinkish white head. In aroma, sweet tobacco strawberry with signs of oxidation. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with leather, oxidation, not very good. Shared with GRM.
Ferris (12935) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - Bread, orange and tomato juice? Reddish amber with a pinkish red thick foamy head. A persistent bitterness that lingers quite a while, not all together pleasant. Some sweetness from the malts and the bready flavours are there as well, but the bitterness overwhelms any subtle flavours.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear red with an average, pink, fizzy head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, meal, cereal), average hop (herbs, grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of wet paper and dust. Medium bodied, gritty texture, average carbonation, and a bitter-dry finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Blah.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a light tan head with mahogany color. Aroma is sour, medium malt. Taste is sour/tart medium fruit, tannins, acidic finish.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Clear deep red pour with an, um, red head. Hoppy aroma with some grain characteristics. Very grainy taste with an odd fruity hop character. Medium body.