BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full amber appearance with a ring of head. Mild grain nose, stale hops, tannic notes. Simple caramelized grain flavor with some twangyness where the grains meet the stale hops. Falls flat.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber orange in color with a short head. Fruity aroma and other caramelly notes. Light sweet, light bitter flavor. Medium body. Dry finish. A typical red ale.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red-brown with off-white head. Nose is bready. Well balanced malt on the tongue with some spicy hops. Chestnut and wheat notes drive this beer. Home. Not bad.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Feint aroma of cereal malts, syrup and light caramel / toffee. Flavour of raisins and other such dried fruits, toffee / caramel, male syrup and some bready malts. Finished syrupy and fruity. Low-to-medium complexity. Easy to drink, but nothing extraordinary. Fine for what it is.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruddy reddish orange with one finger of sandstone head. Herbal nose with lots of bready notes and malt dominance. Flavor is the same. Medium body and bitterness.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber red with a beige head. Malty sweet aroma, with toffee, and a hint of dark fruits. The flavor has sweet caramel malt, light toast, toffee, and light dark fruits. Not bad.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a tap into a 20-oz. pilsner glass at the San Diego Tap Room in the airport. Color was reddish brown. Had about ¾-inches of head. Slight lacing in the beginning, but more throughout.
Smelled malty with hints of caramel, but nothing too special.
Good first taste. Malty, red, somewhat nutty. Aftertaste was a bit more bitter.
It never really got better or even stayed as good as it started. Tastes wore out. Average carbonation.
Taste got old quicker than I hoped, but will give the benefit of the doubt for 24 ounces and the plastic cup. Mid-to-high carbonation.
I’m sure this would have been much better out of a pint glass or bottle, but sometimes you have to go with what you have. Will give it another try and check the ratings then.
pushkinwow (1574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at KS in La Jolla. Dark amber with light mocha head. Stale caramel, malts, some corn syrup. Thin, sweet with off malt taste, somewhat macro like. did not enjoy this.
wchesser (891) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good for a red. Not a huge fan of the style, but no complaints really. Bottle.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at brewpub in downtown San Diego-pours copper hue with no head-musty sweet malt nose with some earthy tones and sugary grains. flaovrs of carmel malt. Light grains and a touch of earthy hops. nothing special here but not bad. straight forward for those who like their beers a bit on the malty side.