blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance: Ruby cola brown, off white head. Aroma: Nutty malts, a bit of hops. Palate: Medium. Flavor: Nuuty roasted malt, chestnut, even a hint of chocolate and caramel. A bit of fruit somes in as it warms as well at some citrusy tasting hops. Overall: This gets bumped up a few points for being a Buffalo NY classic. I hope I can still drink this when Iím 80.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel malts with just a slight toastiness on the nose. Pours dark amber, red color. malty, roasty, with some caramel malts, toasted malts, toffee, with slight hints of citrus hops, nice red.
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep ruby color with a white head, slightly hoppy boquet with some malt present. Malth flavor well balanced by hop bitterness, medium to light mouth feel. Pretty good beer.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Im not the biggest fan of irish ales, but this one wasnt too bad, probably the best form this brewery.
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 medium bodied red ale, pour is dark red with an off white head, great malt flavor, very drinkable
TheEpeeist (3180) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, 01/06? Any pour not down the side shoots up a big head that settles like a float atop hazed amber. Lacy streamers. Nose is molasses, brown sugar and nuts. Taste starts with sweet, smoky prunes and a carb tang. Sour blackberry finish. A bit watery but adds to drinkability. Quite nice at almost two (?) years.
AskForJenny (1014) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at FCBF - Indistinguishabel red ale with a fresh flavor. Itís fine but unremarkable.
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one tasteful Irish ale! Aroma of strong malt, a bit of hops and pennies (copper to those across the pond). Pour was a nice dark amber with an inviting 2 finger white head. Taste was sharply carbonated and malty. The hops arenít noticeable by themselves, but just balance out the malt to the point where itís not too much of either. This is a skillfully made brew. Nice!
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On tap at Top of the Falls in Niagara Falls, NY) Aviator Red is a solid, slightly sparkling red ale with a small, soft off-white head that is fully diminishing. The aroma is of fresh wooden hops, some resin, a bit of caramel malt and peppery alcohol. It is soft and smooth in the mouth; medium bodied and a bit flat. It is well bittered with a wooden resin flavor. The malt is tart and a bit sour. It is a slightest touch sweet when it first touches the tongue. Itís pretty well balances but perhaps a bit raw. It leaves the mouth with a chalky feeling. I thought perhaps this was a Scotch ale, but with more hop presence than I would expect from one of those. I guess this is what an Irish ale is like-- the first one Iíve reviewed, I believe. Not bad at all.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a small off white head. The smell is very fruity although I was unable to determine which fruits. The palate is soft and refreshing. The taste is similar to the aroma, fruity with a touch of spice, nutmeg.