waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red color with a thin white head. Sweet flavors and aromas with a very bitter aftertaste. I would have liked to see some more lasting flavors considering its finish is kind of strong and harsh. Pretty good beer.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good clear, ruby body, small white head. Decent roasted, sweet aroma. Slight harsh aftertaste. Nice roasted, spicy flavor. Good.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was decent, and better than i expected. amber with golden highlights in the glass with medium white head. a bit on the spiced side, with almost a carmel undertone... really hit the spot after a long day at work.
Jayb0 (1081) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent red ale, just not my favorite style. good malt and roasted qualities, a bit spicy, some lacing.
Jine (897) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the sampler at the Union Square Heartland location. My poorly scribbled notes say "Red." "Ambery." and "Good." , which pretty much sums up this beer
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Really liked this beer. Roasted and delicious. Unique black-gold-tan color that looks cool in the glass. Nice ale aroma, cherry aftertaste? Would have it again, even after our "seasonal journey of beer". More notes: Had this again, on my 22nd birthday, at the Union Sq. location. This seem to be a real explorer’s/traveller’s beer. Ask me what I mean by that later. Caramelly and rich aftertaste on the mouth and teeth. It lingers. It’s wonderful. My favorite non-seasonal Heartland, by far.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Heartland Brewery, New York.
Creamy off-white head, clear dark amber body. Stout-like aroma of roasted malt, spices and hops. Rather malty and spicy flavor, notes of pepper and flowers. Dry finish. A flavorfull and tasty ale.
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper in colour. Aroma had a sugary sweetness, some caramel malt, some hops. Flavour of caramel malt, citrus(oranges and grapefruit). Medium body and carbonation. Finishes with a medium citrus bitterness. Quite nice.
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
typically boring red ale. mildly sweet with mild bitterness and mild everything else. yawn
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted in NYC. Tasted at Heartland brewery. Deep reddish-copper colour. Small head, slightly malty sweet aroma. Fairly well balanced but nothing really signifigant.