Maverick34 (2555) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. Poured reddish brown. Some malty notes. Not too shabby buy standard issue red.
Foxbush (1483) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Oz Can The red ale poured a clear amber with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma was of light hops and caramel malts. The ale is a balanced beer with a medium body. This is subtle ale with light to average carbonation. This ale is an easy sipper to a dry finish marked by a touch of sweetness.
hershiser2 (1357) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours coppery in color with a large off-white head with nice lacing.
Smells of grasses, leaves, caramel malt, and tea.
Tastes earthy. Leaves, caramel malts, bubblegum, and light fruit notes.
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Amber with small white head. Caramel and malt, hint of fruit. Plain.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. It has the look ... rusty amber with a pile of stoic foam. The aroma is a bit too easy, not really telling of anything. On the palate, this is a bit light-bodied, and the caramel malt flavors are certainly there, along with a bit of strong Irish tea. (#5649, 9/1/2014)
Darwenus (634) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Devil’s Backbone mostly makes good beer, but they’ve yet to knock my socks off. Reilly’s Red doesn’t change this. To be honest, this is a pretty pedestrian red ale. The damn thing is too sweet. It pours a pale mahogany color with no real foam, and the aroma is too sweet right out the gate. Almost like peanut butter. You know what it reminds me of? That Bit-o-Honey candy that used to be around when I was a kid. I never liked that. I don’t really like the flavor, either. I like red ale to be rich, but this thing is syrupy. Saccharine. No hop character, no complexity. Just a very artificial tasting sweetness. I will never have this again.
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep ruby tinted light brown coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of heavy malt, alcohol, oak, light bourbon, cream and some subdued metallic notes. Medium-bodied; Biting toffee and caramel sweetness up front with a good rich toasted malt backbone with bits of oatmeal and earth noticeable and a sweet grain finish. Aftertaste shows a good depth with a lot of malt and toffee flavour and a little earthy and grass note as well. Overall, a fairly nice red with some more earthy flavours than usual and a light sweetness that lasts well. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 18-May-2014.
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown with tan head. Malty aroma with a bit of yeasty grassy scent. Sweet caramel malt with hint of hops and spices. Malt finish.
jackl (5605) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can picked up somewhere in C’ville. The pour’s amber with a tight white head. Pretty neutral, moderately malty nose. Brown bread, glazed donut. A bit of cherry skin. The taste is similar. More caramel, honeyed sweetness. A touch of woody bitterness for balance. Light body, soft carbonation. Solid.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can . Small off white head. Smooth with a little bitter taste. Caramel notes. Lots of malt. Traditional red, but I want more bitter like the really good Irish styles.