jhamp9 (1038) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear brown pour with a thin off white head that quickly faded to a ring. Aroma was plastic, nuts, and toast. Taste was initially plastic then finished with a really nice toasty nutty flavor. Donít know if it was a bad bottle but I didnít finish it.
BrewBoxer (1989) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber brown clr. Smells of carmel and bread, honey. Smokyish and malty. Decent roasrty taste.A little wattery. ok
brianairb85 (72) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2012 Bottled....The smell is earthy with caramely hits you then grapes almost wineish. Its clear and darkish amber with a 3 inch head thatís off white. The head disappears quick and whatís left is a small cloud. It taste strange. I taste bread, grapes, and then slight bitterness. Not too good but drinkable.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Decent but, definitely lacking. Caramel notes blended with earthy hops. Reddish brown with a fading head. Bitter in the earthy sense with a sweet side. Medium bodied quick bitter finish. Kind of off for the style.
rayg1 (550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Beer served to me at a restaurant. Light copper appearance to it didnít see too much "blood red"... cream colored head goes away quickly to leave a ring of bubbles. The aroma is, well, complex isnít the word, more like confused. Perhaps some berry sweetness, beady overtones, slight toasted notes. Weird. Slight spiciness on the flavor profile, more bread, cooked vegetables, synthetic sweetness, finishes slightly bitter, not cleanly. In sum ,this beer is quadruple garbage. Muddled and confused, poor hop profile, massive sweetness imbalance, strange brew indeed.
Ughsmash (7126) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Poured light-medium reddish-brown with a well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up biscuity malts, sweet caramel, and lesser vegetal notes with grassy and grainy hops around. The flavor found more of the vegetal stuff plus some other bad malt, with lesser caramel and toffee in there too.. some funky tartness around, but not much bitterness.. quick finish with nothing good sticking around. Light-bodied with scratchy bitterness on the palate.. moderate-plus carbonation.. this was a bad beer.
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a copper-amber with a minimal head. Aroma is light and dry. Flavor is light, dry, breaddy with a backhand of light hops. Not bad, but I probably wouldnít buy it again.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is biscuit malt. Taste is watery, biscuit, metallic at the end. Glad I bought only one.
AlanRyker (45) - - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth flavor and palate. Overtly sweet at the beginning, then just a little bitterness. Love the rye taste, but itís not nearly strong enough. Kind of bland all around for a red ale (though Iím still not certain exactly what I should be looking for in the flavor of a red ale).
heymossm (2) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It was definitely an interesting tasting beer, probably one of the better tasting new castle beers I have tried. I really liked the "blood red" color of the beer and the taste but I felt like it could have been a little more full flavored if that makes sense.