gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours just the right muddy ruby hue, good semi-dense foam, lacing well. Aromas are on the lighter sweeter side, less sticky than the malt aromas I am used to with this style. Almost no hop bitterness in the nose either. Taste is pretty spot on for the style, solid tangy sticky caramel malts are decently balanced by strong bittering hops. Mouthfeel is perhaps just a touch more buttery than I would expect, and the finish is lighter and fruitier somehow (hops?) than I might want. Still, an excellent example of a red ale (kiss my ass American strong) and a worthwhile bomber.
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 22 oz bomber. Cloudy light brown in color. Initial bitter hoppish flavor. The malts are pretty good. Licorice notes then finish is bitter again. the head is an off white lacy, oily presence that sticks to side of glass. 6.6
BD; 6.75 Patrice
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Deep mahogany pour, creamy head. Big residual sugar, sweet yeast. Rich, alright. Still not a fan of this brewery.
skmikeg (878) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep reddish-copper with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of rye malts, sweet malts, caramel, pine, grassy hops, and some apples. Taste is rye, bready sweet malts, caramel, pine, citrus, toffee, and some grassy hops. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice American Strong Ale that has a nice balance between hops and malts.
Stephen_S (20) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer made me beleive i am not a huge fan of it. Interesting version of it... red and malty but drinks very flat with not much taste. Yea you are drinking the beer but the tastes dissipates so quickly and it goes down so quick I hardly have time to judge if I like it or not? Meh
Barreras (969) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a vibrant orange and copper mix color. Aroma is of dark malt mixed with clean hops. A slight sweetness to the taste, hint of caramel and raisin. The aftertaste leaves a minor happy bitterness that is smooth and easy drinking. A clean delicious beer that has complex flavors with nothing overbearing.
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear blood orange flesh with a central dome and peripheral etch of light tan foam. Smells of some resiny hops, a bready rye like character and a touch of BO. Flavor is bitter with that nice red beer spicy character (I think this is from Special B malt...). A good dose of sweetened malts, some bits of tea hops and a cinnamon like finish that is longer than anticipated. Medium bodied with reserved carb and a bit of a dry finish. Nice enough beer, but I don’t buy it very often anymore due to the price hike (which is miniscule).
Serving type: bottle
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the Provisions Market, wonderful dark ruby red pour with a frothy white head. Grassy hops taste with a bit of malt, really well blended, totally tasty beer.
DocJitsu (907) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a vibrant, clear, copper-brown with a tan, sudsy head. Toffee, grassy nose. Smooth, wet mouthfeel. Toasty toffe, sweet fruity flavors with some grassy bitterness. Everything is well-blended.
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong and good malting. The hops went through a range of citrus to fruitiness as it warmed. Very lacy and large mocha coloured head.
A nice take on the style, thanks Len.