fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really a very exciting brew. Has kind of an overt astringency and bitter finish, kinda thin. I've had better from them.
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rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the brewhouse. A nicely well crafted brew with a mild hop palate and smooth malts. A warming ale, that really fits the ambiance of their brewhouse.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JAN 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very impressive imperial red. Caramel candied apple, cherry toffee, and warm caramel notes. Can get a bit medicinal as it warms. Worth keeping an eye out for.
ryanscourt (750) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biscuity and heavy. English style hop profile. Bitter floral hops. Drinks not too much unlike a strong esb.
beastmaster (271) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dated 12/1/13. Poured 12/25/13 Christmas night. Thanks bmmillsy! Pour is deep red maroon tinted. Little lacing. Nose is sweet, resin, malt. Very good. I prefer this style to typical ipas. Medium light mouth.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by: 12/30/10
Poured to NB globe.
A: candied cherry ale with superb clarity. Little to no head formation with little residual surface bubbles. Decent lacing. Good looker.
S: Nice and malty. Caramel, tea, pekoe, slight woodiness, herbal hops. Toffee background. Very nice. Hints of maple.
T: bitter malts. Plenty of hops to balance out the high grain bill. Again, a hint of wood. Almost has a oak barrel flavor to it. No yeast character to me at all, wish there was in order to help accentuate the straitforwardness of the beer. This tastes like an old stock, which is good, but not great as far as old stocks go. Quite bitter.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Slightest slick left on tongue.
D: Drinkable, a bit too heavy on the early, bittering hops, but overall a decent old stock. Needs a hint more residual sugar IMO.
Serving type: bottle
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from 69 Taps in Akron, OH. American pint glass. Deep reddish-amber pour with a two finger off-white head. Head didn’t last long and left some nice sporadic lacing throughout. Aroma of nuts, hops, pine, roasted malts, and toffee. The taste was similar with a healthy dose of malts and hops that were well balanced. Smooth to drink as the carbonation was lower. Finish was nutty, toasty and slight bitter hops. Overall one of my long-time favs from GL Brewery.
radio_nowhere (833) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle under a month old, poured into snifter glass. Ruby amber color with creamy tan head. Aroma of heavy caramel malt, kind of doughy with light citrus hop notes. Taste is sweet caramel malt, bready, slight chocolate, kind of earthy with some piney hop notes. Heavy body, low carbonation, malty, syrupy, soft, smooth with slight bitter hop finish. Nice well balanced imperial red.
jjgmd (1447) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via Archer Liquors, Chicago....pours a ruby amber red color with a small java head. Nose is sweet, fruity with notes of caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel and some citrus notes, predominately pineapple. Mad good. Finishes on the same fruity sweet notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1400) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice ruby red with a light tan head and sweet aroma of hops, fruits, and caramel. Taste is well balanced and pleasant, nice fruity, hop and tropical fruit notes with caramel and toasted malt leading to a dry, bitter finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable ale