GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich, honey amber color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Superb head retention w/ thick and latherous residual lacing. Aromas of hopsy flowers amidst a malted leathery buscuit backdrop. Nice! Full nectar w/ creamy residual effers. Big caramel malts promptly balanced by bold hopsy citrus rind. A slight biscuiting is intriguing and very enjoyable. A brew like this, I thought would be sweet but itís not. There are trace elements of fat caramel but the high profile hop factors in and keeps it in balance pushing the malts into submision. Perfection! The finish is bittered w/ a defined citrus rind component. Not real complex but very filling. I could drink a few of these. Highly recommended.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very red pour with a rocky and fluffy white head. Sweet candy sugar with some apples on the nose. Nice crisp irish ale flavor - light toffee with good crystal malt balance - not overly sweet or cough syrupy. This combines with a nice grassy bitterness. Somewhat creamy. This is a nice quaffer. Thnks Andrť!
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the 2007 Blooms & Brews Fest at the Oregon Gardens. This was the one i used my last toekn on and as fate would have it, was my favorite beer of the show. It pours a clear dark amber. Nose is nice and hoppy. Are these Nugget hops used in this? Taste is a nice balance between caramel malts and a nice piney.citrusy hoppiness. Nice medium/full body. medium carbonation. Very tasty!
JRBowie (18) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a must buy!!! must try.... It rolls over the toung smooth with no crisp edges. Wait let me back up.... This beer comes in a 22oz dark brown bottle. With an unasuming logo that doesnít do it justice. But lets face it any true beer geek, isnít into lables. Ok this is a red ale, or should I say "Speacial Red Ale"
From the moment you pop the top this beer is alive and wants out. good heathy head only a slight hint of hops...not for those of use that have to have jack hammers on the tounge. mellow wonderful beer.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled Spring 2007 from Bomber bottle.
Pours a deep amber with off-white head. Generous head, retains nice and thick for the first 10 minutes or so but then dissipates into a thin glazed layer.
Aroma is very fresh. I detect bread bakery aromas, clean citrusy hops, and some toasted nuts... maybe almond.
On the palate is initially a pleasant toasted caramel malt sweetness but is quickly overcome by assertive hop bitterness. Malt and hop mingle nicely with an overbaked biscuit sweetness and hop tang on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full and the beer is very appetizing for the next sip - very drinkable.
Iím having trouble getting past the bread and biscuit components because I love them so much in a beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a brownish-red body topped by a thick, off-white head with lots of lacing. Itís slightly sweet and fruity wtih a nice maltiness and an underlying grapefruity hop note Medium bodied, slightly tingly on the tongue and a touch dry.
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber ale with a lovelly tan head,. handsome .
mostly treacle/toffeeish malt aromas, some buiscuit and a touch of spice.
Strong treacle ,toasted malt taste, bitter undertones. Semi-sweet, dark fruitiness,lingering finish with hoppy undertones. Excellent.
Very amiable on the palte, but far from boring. Soft.
Overall a very good amber ale. Quite tasty. Better than their regular Amber for sure.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muchas gracias Skyview. Copper color with a medium head. Big hop aroma with spices (cinnamon?). Very vegetal taste. Possibly fresh hop. Spicy malt.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full Sail Brewing Company--Nugget Special Red Ale--Brewmaster Reserve Series 2007 22 oz. Bottle Release. 6.50% ABV--45 IBUís (4.0 / 5.0) Red Ale--Dense lacy ocher head. Clear dark amber red color. Malty toasted mild hop front. Toasted biscuit dry sweet toffee caramel mild fruit ester crusty crisp body. Smooth dry mild hop end. Crisp rich dry Red. Sample5/27/2007.
jake65 (2676) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Beautiful color blend of copper and amber. Big, creamy beige head and thick lacing. Nose is hoppy and citrus fruit with a balanced malt presence. Taste is more floral in hops, but has citrus and caramel malt present too. I was quite happy with this offering from Full Sail.