DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, a straight up 4.0 from a draft tulip at Standard Market. Body is solid and dark red, even brown, under a stable eggshell head. The beer menu did not mention chiles, and I could not name them in the nose or taste. I did a rich malty smell with what I thought was a tang of sour cherry. The taste was quite dense and complex. A little stone fruit ester against a slightly citrusy hop load. I counted the spicy taste as coming from its ale yeast and maybe some wheat or rye, again missing out on chile. Finished with notes of cinnamon and red wine.
boozedude (1985) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber from beer store in Tulsa ok, shared with josh hakes drive, aroma of syugary stuff, this is oe of the better reds ive had
darrennelson12 (429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle .. this beer was just OK. Aroma at first while a little cold was not good (almost like wet dog), though as it warmed, the spice notes started to come out. The beer was quite light bodied, and the chilies were a little too subtle.
I hoped to enjoy this beer, but it was OK at best.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is solid with malt hops and fruit. The appearance is amber. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall good.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really malty with a bit of spice and taste of husk and bread. Lacks a bit of hops and other bitterness but makes up in the other end
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halfonit (1183) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Battleship. Pours a cloudy reddish brown/amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of yeast, spices, clove and a little orange peel. Heavier palate. Flavors are of malts, yeast, grain, clove and a little booze.
Boutip (4862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a nice thick off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light spicy rye notes with some caramelized malt notes is OKish. Taste is also dominated by spicy rye notes with some caramelized malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation doesn’t’ really stand out and chilies notes are way too subtle.
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Huge thanks to Ken for this one. Caramel / orange coloured pour with a lasting big off white head. Slight haze. Aroma is mineral, sweaty caramel and some earthy honey malts. Flavour is composed of honey, caramel malts with Belgian yeast notes. Slight earthy finish. Palate is sweet, sticky, highly carbonated, medium bodied.
pictoman (609) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 750mL bottle. Slightly murky medium-dark brown with beige head. Aroma of belgian yeast. Same flavour with earthy dirt finish. Some mild spice. Medium body.
HeistAlmighty (1146) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy raisin colour, some orange red at the edges. Large shaving cream head. Dusty, dried fruit aroma. Dusty taste, some spicy tang, not a lot of sweetness. Overall, something different.
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bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
APPEARANCE - great looking ale - definitely fits red ale expectations, but also is fairly cloudy. Solid white head.
NOSE - definite Belgian notes, but lite.
FLAVOR - Where's the ANCHO!?!?! Has good Belgian beer flavor, but I get ZERO ancho, and very little red.
NOTES - I'd like the beer better if it were claimed to be a Belgian that's colored like a red ale. It's good, but not what it advertises.