Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very hazy amber brown with very little head. The aroma is surprisingly present. Aromas are of malts and roasted nuts. Flavor is definite malts and nuts with sweet coffee and dark chocolate undertones. Surprising amount of flavor for a red.
WisconsinBeer (711) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep reddish brown color. Wow, this red has some bite! Nice toasty roasted malts, a bit of dark chocolate and coffee, and a dry hop backbone. Medium bodied. I really wasn’t expecting much from this beer, as most "red" beers are pretty weak, but this is a decent surprise.
junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought a six pack while staying on Superior North Shore. A very good red. Strong alcohol, it has some teeth but still but goes down smooth. The dominant flavor is roasted malt, with enjoyable hopped accents. I tend to favor crisp clean lagers, but when I go for a red, this is just what I’m looking for.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque dark amber-brown. Finger of light brown foam. Sweet fruity & malty aroma with just the slightest hint of roasted nuts. Light medium, somewhat chalky feel. Flavor is toasty and malty but the fruitiness does not quite come through. Finish was earthy.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather unexciting beer. One of my friends works at this brewery and he gave me one. Nothing special
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I wasn’t as impressed by this beer as some may have been. Tasted bland for the description. Not a bad beer, don’t get me wrong, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy again.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great red way better then leinies. nice flavor nice color as well very drinkable too. try one today mostly good
sthlm (1233) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle, ABR ’07] Someone came around and poured this while I was waiting in line for Surly BA Darkness. Taste is malty and sweet. A very weak aroma. Medium thickness. A very average beer that I am glad I did not invest much time in trying.
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (2/02)-Pours a dark amber body with a decent off white head and an aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and some hops. Taste of all of the above with no real balnce between them but not a bad tasting amber.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks to Skyview. Poured clear medium-to-deeper orange with a short, well-retained creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet toasted caramel and candy sugars, semi-sweet chocolate, and some leafy/herbal hop presence. The flavor had more of the candy with some artificial sweetener.. still some caramel throughout.. herbal and medicinal bitterness was tacky and kind of ugly at the finish. Light-medium bodied with an OK flow, but tacky at the back-end. Decent and drinkable.