Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 22, 2001
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly dark color, and a solid malt/hop aroma. Thin head. Flavor was thinner than I expected, with hints of tartness. Tartness followed into the aftertaste. Not my favorite - perhaps he got it better on his 2nd try...
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby. A laced off-white head. Not much aroma, some dark malts. The flavor is weak. Thanks to Tim for bringing me a couple of Magic Hat beers.
canary dog (701) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but nothing special. The finish is not well-balanced, but coming off too bitter for its style.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a foamy head that quickly dissappears, and leaves no lacing. Spicy aroma. Slight cherry taste, mostly metallic. Too metallic for me, in fact. It dominates the palate and leaves a harsh after taste. I won’t be drinking this one again.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hopefully, I just got a bad batch. It was pretty skunky. Terrible taste, and aroma. Will try again though to make sure I just didn’t get a bad batch.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
It seems alotta brewers are doing something with the red ales that gives them a metallic "blaah" taste that just isn't plesant to me. Looks like red water pouring with very little head, taste like a lager, and finishes making you want to spit.