JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Deep amber beer, thin off-white head. Aroma is very earthy, sweet toasty/caramelly malts, salty/herbal leafy hop aroma. Earthy, slightly woody. Cedary resiny aroma with a basil and oregano overtones. Strong sweet cherry/apple aroma. Flavour is earthy with cherry/berry notes throughout. Lightly musty character, leafy tobaccoish flavour on the back of the palate. Well-hopped, good bitterness and loads of leafy hop flavour mixed with the sweet malts. Reminds me of Boomer’s red... a very solid ESB. Tasty brew... probably the best I tried from these guys.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Northampton Brewery on 19 April 2010. A hoppy red ale. Much stronger hops than the average red and all the better for that. Good balance of toasty malt and bitter hops. An excellent drop.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red with a tan head. Smells of earthy hops and spicy with some peppery elements. Tastes mildly hoppy with some light malty elements.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best beer of the night. Big hop flavors that are very well matched to big malt amber flavors. Nice bitter malty finish. Both sides of the beer are well balanced throughout the beer flavor. NICE. :)
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear light copper, bit o’ creamy lace; big malty, biscuity nose, light oregano, honey and pine. A bit light and watery in the body but nicely caramelly; slightly woody late.
johnnnniee (3289) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub
Comes to the table a cloudy amber color with a creamy off white head. Malty caramel aroma with a solid shot of resinous hops. The flavor is malty and rich with a huge resinous earthy hop flavor that I really wasn’t expecting. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. A bit hoppy for the style, but hell I’m not complaining it works.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at the brewpub. Reddish amber in color. Aroma is american hops, along with a good dose of caramel, and vanilla. Taste is floral hops, a light bitterness throughout the taste with alot of caramel, toasted malt, and vanilla. Lightly bitter finish.
boto (2007) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a clear amber color. There was little head and minimal lacing. The aroma is a bit weak. It is lightly sweet, with a bit of caramel malt. The taste is slightly dry, and somewhat malty. Decent enough.
BroSpud (1947) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a light amber with very little head. Decent amount of hops but pretty much average overall.
MaBeer1972 (1585) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at NoHo. A nice looking amber. Good aromas. Flavors are surprisingly on the hoppy side, but still balanced enough to enjoy the malts. Clean, spicy-hop finish. Very decent.