BillWyce (868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured clear copper color with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of smoky chili pepper and spice, maybe some caramel underneath. Body is medium and well-balanced, with a soft finish. Flavor of nutty malt and spice, giving way to a smoky, fruity note from the ancho. A touch of heat at the back. Mild notes of bitter hops and grass appear as it warms.
JorgeLee (1480) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, picked up somewhere in the US. Deep reddish colour, white foam. Soft mouthfeel, spicy, I guess rye. Maybe chillies although I didn’t get any heat. Big Belgian yeast. Balanced hopping. Quite restrained and yet nice.
thedm (5205) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The balanced aroma was brown malt and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of toffee sweet mild hops and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this was the most underwhelming of the series so far. The recipe just kinda missed for me. It was easy to drink, but didn’t really have any depth of complexity.
citydave (66) - - JUN 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours plum color with large cream head. Dark fruit and some malt in nose. More hoppy and bitter than I expected.
badgerben (4649) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red color with a large head. Aroma of wheat and light red pepper. Yeasty flavor. Light sweet malt and raisin flavor. The pepper has almost completely faded out. Medium body.
USMC4U (1) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Scrumptious little gem with the Ancho chili’s. Delicious and yeasty, good setiment. Overall a great beer for the price!
Tselloufc88 (257) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Petaluma Market, CA. Aromas of red fruit, funky yeast. Taste is red berries, some herbal resinous, and a slightly spicy finish. Definitely tastes 6.8%. Drinkable, but subtle for its strength.
mcberko (10034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours an opaque dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of spices, earthy bready malt, and light red fruits. Flavour is unusual, with notes of spices, earthy, bubblegum, and an astringent hippiness on the finish. Not sure the flavours are in harmony here. There’s a weird spicy herbal quality to this. Not convincing, but certainly not bad.
fiulijn (16642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark amber color, hazy, with compact head. This red ale has a lean and clean caramel profile, rather dry, it could as well be a Bock; the bitterness is moderate; there could be a light smoke touch in the aroma. It has a not of sweetness in the final, a spicy touch, and mild fruity esters.
Balanced, elegant, well made although not the most complex beer.