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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
K8 (1) - Pittsburgh, USA - JUL 3, 2008 does not count
I had this for the first time in San Diego. I am not usually a fan of ale, but this immediately caught my attention. The first taste reminded me of a stout with a burned, warm flavor, but with a very clean finish. I wish they sold this one in PA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Biscuit and mild sweetness...with a crimson body and extremely small head. Just wasn’t impressed by anything from this brewery...but the food was pretty damn good!!!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
On tap at Universal City location. Aroma of currants, some alcohol, a bit of caramel and maybe some smoke or scotch. Pours with an off-white head with some lacing over an amber body. Taste is of soggy malts. Its too fizzy and a bit harsh.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1012) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
~Pours a copper color with small head. ~Light malty scent. Not much else. ~Sweet and biscuity with a bit of bitterness. ~Thin feel quick finish ~Its decent just too watered down.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auderale (605) - Minot, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Amber colored pour with little to no head. Malty, caramel aroma with a caramel toffee finish. This was ok.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Nice full bodied brew that suprised me because of the hops. Noticeable higher IBUs- pours an attractive deep amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is faint, but taste is mildly hoppy with sweet undertones and a firm well balanced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
okitasan (10) - USA - MAY 5, 2008
Had it at Karl Strauss La Jolla. I thought it was pretty decent, it was sort of sweet with a lingering taste of dates.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
On tap for $8 at San Diego Airport. Served in a 20-ounce plastic cup. Poured a deep, dark mahogany-chestnut body with a frothy white head. Great looking. Caramel, sweet, bready, creamy English biscuit flavor. Finished smooth and full-bodied. A very nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7816) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
Draught. Served ice cold in a frosted glass... Red-brown with small yellowish rim. Malts, and very little else, seen the temperature. Roasted malts, some bitterness with slight retronasal sweetness, which continues growing warming up, pastry flavours. Medium bodied at best. Horrible presentation for a beer that isn’t all that great to start with...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2008
on tap at karl strauss in carlsbad. okay for an amber, shame this is one of their flagship beers because it’s nothing special. very fruity like their other beers, with hints of toffee and caramel.


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