stevoj (4018) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from JP’s Wine & Spirits. A bit of a dull pour, kind of lifeless. Malts are present in spades however, sweet malts and what seems like a pinch of rye mustiness. Taste also features the malts, although it also seems like some peaty scotch notes as well. Sweet finish.
BeerdedDave (1373) - Beckley, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Del Sol Cantina in Lewisburg, WV; clear, red color; piney hop and bready malt aroma with light caramel notes; well balanced; bready malt with caramel notes, balanced with piney hop
thefunluvr (1) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt, heavy alcohol taste, tasty, nice FLORAL aroma. Wee bit of a heavy aftertaste. Great cognac shooter. Pleasant but not exceptional
Maverick34 (3010) - 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 (1832) - 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 (2161) - 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 (2786) - 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 (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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 (905) - 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 (5721) - 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.