osu97gp (633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep red-brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel, some chocolate, and fruit. Flavor of caramel malts with some citrus hops with a slightly bitter finish. A little thin and watery on the finish, but it is very drinkable.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy red-caramel color, thin off-white head. Light aromas of caramel, bread and baking spice. A little thin on a medium-bodied palate. Good effervescence. Candy/caramel flavor with a hint of metal close to the finish, which is medium-long. Above-average.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, quite a dark ruby pour, a little lacing, I’m not getting much of an aroma, no hops, no malt, nothing, boring. First sip is watery, not sweet, not bitter, not hippy. Boring.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, unknown date. Like the IPA, this pours relatively thick, murky, and hazy, reddish/copper color with a small one finger tan head that leaves some light lacing and holds a small cap. Aroma is heavy on caramel malt, sweet bread, brown sugar, some dark fruit notes, light chocolate, toffee, good strength. Flavor features caramel malts, biscuits and sweet bread, a little dark fruit, some citrus hops for balance, finishes semi-sweet and a bit watery. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Pretty darned good Red Ale, the aroma in particular is my favorite part.
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/2/10. 12oz bottle. Chocolate and roasty aroma and chocolate flavor as well. Not great, but better than the ipa.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells malty and sweet. Looks a deep amber red and pours with a nice frothy head that lingers a couple of minutes or so. The flavor is quite good at first, though it might get old before long. Crisp, somewhat subtly hoppy finish. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with this Irish Red.
Hangover (1028) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ll call it a copper pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is all malt with an overall earthy aroma. Nice malty flavor with some caramel, bread and some toasted cereal malts. Finish is crisp and has a lingering malty aftertaste. Pretty good.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Made quite the pop when I opened it. Pours reddish amber with a very big off white head. Aroma is earthy, caramel, roasty malt with a spicy hops edge to it. Flavor begins sweet and slightly spicy, finishes almost like a dry stout. Some metallic notes. Good balance. Body is fizzy and a bit on the thin side.
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, nice deep red pour with a tiny white, faded to a thin collar quickly. Aroma was nice and rich caramel malts, some sweetness, and a bit of roastiness. Flavors are straight up malty, lots of caramel malts give it a bit of sweetness although it finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was decent, not watery thin but not as full as I may have liked. Not a bad local red.
DialSquare (2311) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From an old tasting note. On tap at the brewery/restaurant. Deep red pour. Roasted malt aroma. Taste - sweet malt, caramel, earth. Nice medium texture.