JDBaker11058 (1958) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep, clear amber red with a huge, fluffy, frothy creamy tan head that rises unevenly above the lip of the glass in a slowly dissipating pillow; a surprisingly beautiful beer. Aroma: caramel grains, wet barley, honey, a hint of rye whiskey and toffee. Taste: smoothly, lightly sweet grains, caramel, a hint of toasted nuts and buttery toffee, with just a hint of herbal, piney hops. Finish: clean, crisp, almost lager-like, with a lingering toasty sweet note. Notes: I’m an admitted lover of Irish Red Ales, and this is one of the better versions I’ve ever had. Slightly sweet, not overly hopped like many American takes on the style, and a really good looking beer to boot. Plus, it was like $3.49 for a 22 oz bomber at Total Wine in Alexandria, VA. What’s not to love?
mike5326 (1636) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Reddish color with a medium head. Lacks any type of aroma. not really a fan of red ales. This one is not bad. Can’t pinpoint a specific taste.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Not much in terms of memorable. Better than a BMC but not by much.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
maxwelldeux (4349) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is awfully malty with a little bit of caramel in there. Taste is much the same, with a bit of toasting and a slightly bitter taste. OK, but not great.
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2016 Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. (Revisited in March 2016 - averaged ratings).
Pours a deep reddish-amber with a decent off-white head that is pretty durable and leaves great lacing.
Smells notably hoppy on top of a mild malt base, but (sample 1 only) with a very faint musky note.
The taste starts malty and good, but (sample 1 only) the musky off-flavor appears mid-taste and lingers into the mildly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: very smooth a bit buttery; near medium body is slightly watery; medium carbonation.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Slante’s Irish Style Red Ale
Date: June 19, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy dark red, scant off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet buttery caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, bigger better butter, caramel, very light balancing bitterness, light earthyness
Overall: butter bomb
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Score: *+ /4
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Nutty and toffeeish aroma with herbal hops. The taste is toffee, berries, earthy notes and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a completely solid irish ale if ever there was one. its a bit sweet on the palate, overtly like shortbread. but otherwise its quite good.
cheap (5360) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yes, quite cheap for a bomber, $4 at total beer & wine in florida. Pour is not really red, just kinda brown and hazy, looks like cream soda. Nice creamy head. Smell is quite malty. From the first taste I was pleasantly surprized; could this really be over 6%? Hides the alky well. Has a slightly wild attitude about it with a mildly tart appeal. Some bitterness begins to build but it never seems to be too much for this lager lover. Yes, a fairly good overall taste that you can get to like. That wild tart thing really makes this brew happen. Pretty good sizzle. Did not expect this to taste like it does, not bad! finish does have this medium bitter thing in there but again the whole beer experience overcomes this one bad attribute. Interesting lacing on the glass thru-out the session. Goes down reallhy easy, yes very interesting indeed. If you like mildly tart beers that come across a little wild, give this a try. Looking forward to trying other beers from these guys.
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark tan-hued body with a two fingers worth of just barely off-white foam.
Smell: Toasty, caramel-scented maltiness with a scant hint of fruit, a slight, slight touch of earthy hops, and a few drops of clean booze.
Taste: Toasty malts wrapped in a crust of sugar with some caramel flavor going on, but also some alcohol coming into play early on. Sliver of apple skin. Fairly low hop character, but enough bitterness (along with the alcohol) to balance things out. Dry, reasonably malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Overall: So-so. For me, I’d have preferred it with a little less alcohol.