ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful burnt red color. The head is typical for the style: about one fingers worth, with an off-white shade. It fades away slowly leaving nice ring of lacing on the glass.
S: This is dominant in burnt caramel. Touches of piny, herbal hops blend well within all the caramel the nose provides. Slightly bready, too, almost like pumpernickel in a way. I could use a touch more hops, but I doubt it’s the freshest bottle.
T: It pretty much tastes just like it smells. Plenty of burnt caramel and toffee malt start this one off, with a pleasant balancing hop quality (mostly piny, not much citrus). I like the aftertaste and it’s mild nuttiness. Fairly balanced and mellow, almost to a fault - no one note really sticks out.
M: The general feel is bit sharper than I’d like, both in carbonation (pokes through the body somewhat excessively) and actual texture (it’s rather coarse). Aside from those two niggles, the dry finish helps it go down easily.
O: Not my favorite beer, but neither is it my favorite style. It’s quite well made though - there are definitely others out there who will enjoy it more than I did.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
something like red with fruit and malts and a hop aroma. little alcohol and te beer finishes short with some sweetness.
pictoman (327) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Clear red amber with off-white head. Mild hops and caramel. Medium body, full mouthfeel.
rxeight (988) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hoppy aroma. Taste is lots of hops an bitterness. Carmel malt. Has an almost cedar taste from the realt and pine hops. Lots if red ale plus hops. Probably about as good as it gets for the style, just not one of my preferred styles.
mike67 (724) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark read with short lived, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is of citrusy, herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe cherries and apples. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Delicious, brew.
fluffy (1253) - 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 (1672) - 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 (534) - 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 (188) - 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 (1439) - 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