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A striking ruby hue and spicy floral nose punctuate the pleasant sweetness of this brew. Crystal malt coalesces with the earthy flavor of Willamette hops. A hauntingly beautiful combination.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leroyneiman (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2008 does not count
Good looking beer, a deep red with a tint of orange and a tall, creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet and malty, has a touch of toast, apples, and berries. The flavor is toasty and sweet, fruity with a light earthy bitterness to balance it out. Good session stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (1675) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Deep red with lasting ring. Toasty malty brown sugar aroma. Toasted brown sugar sweetness with mild ripe fruit and decent complex bitterness. Medium body and carbo. Not bad. Complex enough to be interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2008
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee - Not an outstanding beer for me. Nice body, but not much to look at upon further inspection. Probably a two-bagger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a pours a foamy light tan head and amber/red color. Aroma is medium malt-peat, some hops. Taste is medium malt-peat/roasty/caramel, some slightly bitter herbal hops. Mild carbonation. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 and wasatch for picking this out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2008
On tap at brewery. Pours a deep red color with a good size white head. Smell of carmel and light fruit. Flavor is malty and sweet with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Pleasant enough aroma of caramel malt, light earthy hops, nuts and some light sweet fruit. Flavourís malty and sweet with a hint of "metal", light hops, fruit and a decent bitter finish -- not very exciting but itís O.K. Medium bodied. "Red" beers arenít really my thing but this one is alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle, 12 oz. Ruby red with an off-white head. Flowery and fruity hop aroma, (perhaps pommegranate?). Dry finish. Not too apealing in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Hazy amber in color with a small tan head. Aroma: caramel, some light earthy hops and gets a bit dirty. Taste: caramel/molasses, toasted grain, earthy and lightly yeasty with a light hop presence. Very straightforward, not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of illinismitty. Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Smells of fruit, sweet malt, some spicy touches. Tastes earthy with some sweet caramelly hints. Finish is semi sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle (12oz). A likely-lookikng brew - clear deep walnut red with a two finger beige frothy lasting head. Aroma is a bit disappointing - grainy and vegetal, perhaps a little herbal. The taste is a little better - not as vegetal, definite herbal hop bitterness and a hint of dry cocoa in the roast malt. Light body, moderate astringency in the linger, not much life to it though - passable, not exciting at all.

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