Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is awful. Bottle. Nose is sour rot. Taste is the same. This is awful. Dry mouthfeel, but awful. Why waste good bottles on something like this.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Garnet and mahogany under a thin small head that disappears quickly, leaving arcs of lace in its wake along with a thin layer of woodsy foam. Swirls nicely.
Apples, plums, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Candied apples. Boozed raisin bread. Red wine soaked leather and plum skins in the back for some nice parching tannins. Maraschino cherries and fruitcake along the edges.
Medium weight and full body. Sweet in the front, spicy and dry in the back. Plums and raisin bread. Red wine soaked oak barrels and leather in the back with spice which lingers long into the breath. Spicy too. Boozed maraschino cherries and raisins and raisin bread. Candied apples skins and vanilla. Fig newtons. Lovely.
I loved this beer. Hands down the best beer from Red Brick that I have tasted since their Blonde. Rich, decadent, enticing, and luxurious without ever overwhelming with saccharine sweetness. Divine. Hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy this offering on a regular yearly basis.
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leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unfiltered, hazy red wine color, sediment. Thin but creamy head. Nose is strong sweetness, prunes, sour notes. Strange taste and palate--strong caramel malt notes at the very beginning, but then it instantly mellows into nothing. Leaves a lingering hint of oak, bitter/astringent aftertaste.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a cloudy, deep amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, vanilla, and woody. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, wood, citrus, and toffee. Somewhat lively and fizzy body.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper. Aroma is oak with a flavor to match. Super dry finish. I don’t care for it.
BVery (7367) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Slightly hazy amber orange pour with a large creamy head. Bizarre beer - orange, slight tart cherry, caramel - and they clash a bit.
seymour (1558) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared a 12oz brown bottle into standard pint glasses. It poured a reddish copper color with chill haze, thick but quickly subsiding off-white head and a little lace. Aromas of faint toffee and citrusy hops, but not in a fresh/flowery way. Flavor was way too bitter, mushy carboard grainbill, burnt like careless kettle caramelization, highly oxidized. Medium-heavy body, weak carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and almost astringent aftertaste. If this is supposed to be a true-to-style English Old Ale, it’s all wrong. It just tastes like a really stale double IPA. Nice appearance but a pretty bad beer overall. Greg said "tastes like a burnt caramelized orange." I have no idea what that is, but he’s right, this must be it.
gregwilsonstl (1223) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells sweet. Lots going on here. Tastes like a burnt caramelized orange. Somewhat confusing, but ok. Fizzy and hoppy.
maxwelldeux (4025) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a cloudy amber/copper color with a moderate head. I get a lot of maltiness to the nose on this. A little harsh up front, but finishes very easy. Good roasted notes to this one.
bkurtz (920) - PERU - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a copper/amber with an off-white, typical head. Aroma of caramel and a sweet taste, almost cloying. Cider notes are also present. A bit sweet and could use use more bittering hops, but I enjoyed this brew.