DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sent for review. I overuse the term "earthy" when describing English ales, but this one fits the description easily. Smell in the glass brings up rye spice, a little bit of phenol, or perhaps just some extra malt going around. Reddish amber color of many harvest ales. Taste pretty much delivers as advertised. Rich and malty. Okay, no "berry" in my opinion, but again, loamy, with a bit of peat and nut brown malt. There are some comfy English hops as well. And the rye does offer a nice spicy character, although it may be contributing to some phenol in the finish as well. Still, it goes down nicely and is worth seeking out as a fall brew. Might be comparable to this year’s version of Goose Harvest.
tarmok (372) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear amber liquid with frothy yellowish head. Aroma: malts, caramel, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, malts. Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish,
mikkvoika (156) - ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours clear ruby red with white head. Aroma malts, caramel, sweet. Taste watery, light and weak body. I didnt like it very much.
VamboladeTolly (685) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear ruby red with small white head. Aroma is bready, slight coffee, burnt malts, smooth- i like it. Taste is same, a bit watery, and weak.U p to medium body. medium carbonation. Drinkable.
Capa (2260) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium ruby red. Aroma is malty, biscuit, light sweet fruit. Medium thin body. Flavor has dough and light sweetness. Rounded body. Decent.
tgncc (3004) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: peanut butter, caramel malty
Flavor: same as aroma
Appearance: deep amber, off white head
Medium in body.
Finish: light English hops
Karstenborg (487) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear brown with with a small white head. Aroma is raisin, metallic and caramel. Taste is caramel, watery and metallic.
mjmoen (138) - - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear red color with white head. Well balanced with hints of chocolate
BucannonXC5 (1060) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Jan. 2, 2015
Consumed: Jan. 3, 2015
Poured an auburn, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. A few bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.13)
Definitely a Newcastle beer with the first whiff. Rye malts, toffee, caramel, nuts, roasty, butter malts, hazelnut, light espresso, vanilla and mixed berries. (Smell - 2.63)
Tasted a tad better than the nose. More berries than the nose. Buttery toffee, slightly boozy, hazelnut, caramel, nutty roasty malts and faint vanilla. (Taste - 2.88)
Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, rather bitter finish. (Feel - 2.63)
Not a good Irish Red Ale, especially after having Alpine’s McIlhenney’s Irish Red the other night. Would not have it again. (Overall - 2.75)
2.79 65 C
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, bread, hay, roasty, toast, nuts, dough, earthy, leaves, bubblegum, licorice, vanilla, woody, clear, red, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, light body,
martjoobolut (1458) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,33L bottle (from Stockmann?!). Pours clear brown-copper with light tan head. The head stays for a second. Aroma is sweetness, caramel, wet socks. Flavor is sweet, nutty, caramel, toffee, some metallic notes. Body is watery. Overall: rather bad.