Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick creamy head. Superb processed malt, reminds me of Dunkels I had in Spiz. Clean, with good character, once again lovely roast.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty malt aroma, dark red, with a small toffee head. Smokey, roasted malt taste, fine mouthfeeel. All in all a tasty version.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber/red color, thin off white head. Some roasted malt. A bit of bitter and sweet interplay. Dry finish, medium bodied. Nothing wrong with it.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish amber in colour with a thin off-white head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, a bit of caramel and some faint spiceyness. Medium-bodied; Roasty malt taste with some subtle spices and sugars. Aftertaste bittered from the roasted malt, but not overpowered. Overall, I thought this was more of a Scottish Ale, and actually liked it a decent amount. Nothing wrong with the pint I had! I got this on draught at the Pizza Plant in Buffalo, New York.
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap in Buffalo - Red hue with a small white head, good lacing. Light to medium-bodied. Toasted grain, floral, berry, plum, and apple detected on the nose. Moderate sweetness and bitterness, hoppy and fruity tasting. Dry and lively mouthfeel. Lightly astringent finish. A very average ale.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditoned, I have never tried anyother versions of this, and I am guessing the cask conditoned version is better. Apperance is almost tan/brown, not really red at all. As others have said nothing really jumps out about this beer, but overall it is not a bad offering
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good looking beer.Drinkable enough, but nothing to distinguish it
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great mouthfeel and color. Flavor would be better if it didn’t have so much chocolate. Wish they’d use something else for color. Still, well above average.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Am I the only one who felt this tasted a bit like a pale ale? Billed itself as a "red" ale. Not quite.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and roasty, but somewhat one-dimensional. The guy at the tasting described it as an Irish Red Ale, but it’s not red.