screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Red clear body and a creamy offwhite head. Aroma: Sweet malt, burnt sugar, nuts and grass. Flavor is way to sweet, litte sour. Also a hopy grassy feel. To much strong alcohol taste.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, thanks to screwball. Quite nice amber color, offwhite head. Malty and fruity aroma, maybe some nutty notes. Malty, sweet flavor, some alcohol and fruits. Sweet alcohol finish.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bevuta alla spina al John Martin a Busalla; colore rosso scuro, aroma floreale molto pronunciato e simile a quello della Gordon Five (assaggiata ieri sera). Sapore tuttavia un poco più intrigante, dolciastro e con finale scarsamente luppolato, ma non spiacevole sebbene un poco artificioso. Corpo mediamente acquoso, frizzantezza poco pronunciata; buonina...
Wim (3029) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 red amber coloured body with a small off white head a spicy malty fruity aroma a spicy sweet malty fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish
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 (6104) - 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 (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with a spooky design: Poured a reddish-orange with a off white color head. The aroma was sweet and hints of cinniman to my nose. The flavor was very sweet candy malt with a berry or fruit finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/3/2007 Total Score: 3.4
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 (3712) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - 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.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle. Label says 6.6% abv. Orange-red with an ample tan head. sweet malt and sugar aroma. very sweet caramel flavor, with orange and berry undertones coming out towards the end. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing for a beer of this strength.