kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong almost caramel aroma with a very rich caramel, malt flavor with a hint of hops. Strong and great with a beef stroganoff. If strong rich beers are your thing, then youíll love this double red ale. Well worth trying!
Dapierce17 (9) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper with brown foamy head. Caramel/nutty aromas with very faint hop smell. Dry on the palate with more apparent hop bitterness balanced well with the caramel and nutty malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tgncc (2334) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Savor NYC 2013. The aroma is caramel, nutty, chocolate. Some citrus hops. The flavor is almost identical, decent amount of hops, but mainly malt forward. Medium/thick in body. Pine, citrus on finish. Nicely done.
Brewfessor (4) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle consumed in a tasting glass. May 21, 2013.
Aroma: Strong amber/dark malt lends a caramel body, ripe red fruits/dried fruit. Citrusy+floral hop notes. Slightly musty.
Appearance: 18ish SRM-Dark red/Amber, tan head with a good moussey appearance. Dark orange/light amber highlights.
Taste: Caramel and toffee dominate the attack which quickly transforms into red fruit and tropical hop flavors. A solid bitter backbone balances the malt. Ends somewhat toasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-heavy body, medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Good beer. Nose is more impressive than taste but the beer is balanced. Kind of ends up being a situational beer because of itís darker body but higher hop presence.
Beerandhockey8 (26) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle to shaker. Pours beautiful dark amber color with tan head. Smells floral and piny with nice hint of hops. Nice full body taste with a hint of hops as well. Very crisp, tastes like what you expect from an amber beer but with a twist of signature Ninkasi hops. Finishes nicely with just the right amount of carbonation. Great beer
hampale (6) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle obtained via Lets Pour.com. Didnít know what to expect although Iíd heard good things about Ninkasi products. Very glad I made the purchase. A solid red ale with a medium to slightly heavy body. Malty flavor but definite touches of hop bitterness. Good carbonation and no unpleasant aftertaste. If itís ever sold in New England, Iíll be a customer.
Brain_Parasite (39) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up by accident, I was trying to grab Ninkasiís I.P.A. Glad I pick it up though! Beautiful dark red pour. Aroma is sweet. Very flavorful, lots of malts and berries with some chocolate and toffee notes. Worth a try for sure!
coreyc1221 (86) - USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty aroma. super malty. Dark brown body with a tan head. Chocolaty malty taste with nutty and grassy aftertaste. This would go good with a salad and peppered steak. Iím a believer.(I know, i know) Gonna have this more often.
larryLSB (342) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber into my favorite glass...New Belgiumís globe glass.
Darker red with medium beige head. Roasty, sweet, doughy nose. Taste was as expected, malty and somewhat balanced. A bit oily with bitter finish. Very nice strong ale.
dhunter151 (252) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at The Battle of the Brews. Pours red brown with a white head. Taste: Sweet malt, caramel, pine.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lagerboy (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep red copper, foaming tan head disapears instantly. Sweet rich dark roasted caramel malt aroma and taste, dark fruit, piney citrus hops, some grapefruit. Softly carbed, medium-full bodied, medium hopped. Strong for only 6.9 ABV, but softens as it warms. Burnt bitter dry finish. DNFL (Definately Not For Lagerboys)