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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye, brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (215) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
(pint can) Pours red amber, with a creamy buff head. Aroma is pleasantly complex - Butter biscuit, slightly sweet, a bit of spice. Taste starts like a Scotch Ale, slightly sweet, malty, then the finish adds a dry, bitter component to the sweeter start, creating some balance to the initial Scotch Ale impression. Mouthful is unctous leaving some sweet and some bitter on the palate - creme brulee with bitter orange. Overall a very interesting brew. The rye and the hops add a new, and pleasant dimension to what would otherwise be a somewhat familiar profile

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5236) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Can. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is spicy hops, floral hops, caramel, toasted malt and fruit notes. Taste is spicy hops, earthy hops, caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains and fruit notes. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate dense carbonation. Ends with more caramel, spicy hop notes, floral and earthy hops, soft citrus and sweet malt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (919) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
16oz can into a nonic. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a one finger white head. Not very good head retention at all but the lacing is decent leaving some clumps on the sides of the glass. Aroma is extremely malty right off the bat. Lots of caramel and toffee along with a slight bit of toast. Earthy hops are also quite prominent with some pine and tree bark. The spicy rye also makes an appearance. The flavor largely follows the aroma. Lots of caramel, toffee, and pine along with a decent amount of rye thrown in for good measure. There is a little bit of dark fruit but not prominent at all it just adds a little bit of depth. Bitterness is on the moderate side but remains restrained leading to a moderately sticky finish. Overall, a decent strong red ale and a different brew from all the IPA’s and IIPA’s out there. Another good beer from Finch’s.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Skunky and wet cardboard. The rye doesn’t really come through at all. Well hopped with a decent mouthfeel and body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours a rich dense amber with very little head. Nose is rich, candyish hop character and tons of malt sweetness. Lightly spicy notes and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is a mess. Malty and astringent with an herbal/spicy hop character. Full-medium body with an abrasive palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3611) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Can. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a smallish white head. Nose is a little hoppy, I think, with the rye really coming through. Taste actually manages to be neither sweet nor bitter, but very malty. Really interesting...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8027) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
Sample at the Big Tap In on 04/20/2013. Hazy reddish-brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Malt, pine and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, resiny hops and a touch of spice. The finish is malty up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (778) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
Can at Wildfire Beer Dinner. Pours a deep amber with a medium white head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma is big and malty with some citrus and pine. Mouth is medium-full bodied, malt forward and bitter throughout. Chewy with caramel and orange peel, some hints of dried fruit. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Can. Hazy amber. Full tan head. Tasty. Not bitter. Not to malty even though its 8%. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
From BandC. A chewy big, spiciness from the rye. Muddy reddish brown appearance. Strong but not overly syrupy. The hop choice was interesting, herbal, piney, not too pepper it kept things cleaner than it could have gone. Serving: Can


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