Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
well, this is slightly better than the platinum, but not by much... not quite sure how this is a scottish ale, just seems a regular ruby/red one to me... strong presence of alcohol but some sweet and hoppy tastes are discernible
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice and tasting beer available on draft as well as from bottle. Still need to drink it ftom draft. Tastied it now on bottle
Glouglouburp (5607) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
After trying their boring Finest Silver, their atrocious Finest Gold and even worst Finest Platinum I decided to be braver than a cat walking in the back alley of an American Chinese restaurant and give the Finest Red a try. Clear dark golden body with a small but long lasting off-white head. Despite the color I didn’t find any roasted malts or caramel flavour in there. The sweetness of medium level tasted half-honey half-candy-sugar. Actually that sweetness flavour and a few woody notes are pretty much all there is about that beer. A little grass in the finish and that’s it. 8.4% is apparent.
SHIG (3103) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: First off the bottle presentation is awesome and nice to look at, with all the lines as writing in white which brings out the red. Poured a red amber with a thin white head. Fruity sorta cherry aroma. The taste was sweet berry malt flavor, very candy and lasting finish. The best Gordon I have had from the finest series!
altonbrownd (4228) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Gollem. Fruity, cherry aroma. Sugary, carbonated ale with caramel flavour. Spicy and high-alcohol taste. Syrupy finish.
ogivlado (5042) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(330ml). -Nice reddish/amber coloured, huge white head, odd sweet nose. The aroma is too sweet malty and faint fruity with some odd oily and perfumy rose notes. Drinkable but a way too sweet.
MiP (12478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can, 8.4%. Clear chestnut colour, stable light brown head. The aromais perfumy and has estery yeast notes and pepper. Flavour is spicy, perfumy, sweet and peppery, strangely sugary. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for its ABV.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Good looking ale, a reddish orange with an initially decent head. I’d like this alot more if the nose and taste were stronger. It has an aroma of caramel with a touch of butterscotch and sweet cherries(?). It tastes fruity with a sweet caramel base, some butterscotch, and a hint of wood. The sturdy ABV is well hidden until after the swallow. Drinkable and okay, but not at all what I’d expected from the style.
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Lubiere (8330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish amber ale with a thick moka head, overflowing (from a can???). Aroma odf sweet beet juice,caramel and light sulfur notes. In mouth, a sweet butterscotch, with a rather dry alcohol finish, short and sweet. Overall, a sweet cloying beer, in line with other fine malt liquors made by John Martin. The high class eurobums will love this. Bieropholie imports.
Storm (2685) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can (8.4%). Amber clear colour with a weak head. Aroma of soft malt, roastedness with some oak too. Light flavour of malt and some oakness. Ends up little alcoholic.