hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 bottle- want to support this beer, being from the area, but it really is not my style. Fairly caramel like malt flavor, not much hop presence or aroma. Not that memorable. draft rerate- 3-10-08- more enjoyable from the tap as the roasted/toasty flavors really come out. Not as bad as originally thought.
Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber, small lingering head. malty aroma. smooth, slight bitterness on the tongue. easily drinkable, but not outstanding
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer. A buffallo brew. With this and the way the sabres are playing we will soon rule america. Watch out you tools!
jason (1727) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber body with very thin head. Aroma is of malt, caramel. Flavor is sweetened by the malt and a big caramel flavor. Very metallic taste. I was in a mood for a lighter beer on a warm day but this one feel short despite my thirst.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with doclock. Opened to a very loud pssst and proceeded to pour all head. Poured a medium orangish color. Aromas of caramel and roasted nuts. Tastes of the same. Thin body. I found this one to be really boring.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice polished-copper body with a modest, filmy off-white head. Notable edge of roasted barley lends a coffee quality to the aroma; also has some toffee and light hop spice underneath. Flavor is grainy and lightly astringent with some sweetness that reminds me of cola syrup. Chalky quality on the palate. Overall, this is not to my liking.
cheap (4522) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I didnít recall seeing this on anybodies favorite list so I have passed over it for about 3 months at the beer store. A malty red ale it says. Has a nice picture of americas finest historic prop fighter on it. After two lighter lager beers Iím looking for something with a little kick in it, and I found it. Pours impressively dark brown in my steeler stein. Has a light alabaster head that just sits there. Has a very slight aroma of roastyness to it. Taste has a good dose of hoppy or maltness to it. I canít really see any red in the color. It says that they are trying to please their harsh critics and if their harsher critics like astringent bitterness it is getting there. Not as hard hitting as an imperial stout but has some qualities of an IPA or Dunler Bock. Since I donít particularly care for beer that is bitter and lingering, this is not one of my favorites. Finish is impressing and lasts for a while; you get your moneys worth on the lastingness. On par with carlow ohara but not as good as smithwicks. Im betting this is +5% alky.
DocLock (8497) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Patís. Pours a great clear ruby shade, with a sizable frothy khaki head. Aroma of cabernet, slight brown sugar and nuts. Tastes caramel malty, nutty, with a walnut/hazelnut, and a good deal of cabernet grapey flavor. Medium palate with decent balance and complexity. I like this one a lot more than most, and I consider it a top tier red ale, one of the finer examples of the style that I have yet quaffed.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 his beer is a poor tasting brew. But at least it has some quailites of an irish ale. Probably the most flavorful of the variety pack but I will most likely never buy this beer again
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2006
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is nice and malty, with Tootsie Roll-like chocolate, toasted grain, and caramel. Mild fruity hops. Dark brownish-red clear, with very little head to it. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with quite a bit of harsh carbonic acidity and good hit of dry bitterness. Malty taste, with chocolate and burnt sugar. Tinny diacetyl flavors. Finish is bitter, though flat and a bit harsh without all the nice floral essences afforded by better hoppy beers. After is malty and bitter, with quite a chalky feeling and mild metallic tang. Quite drinkable, but not one Iíd have over and over.