hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz taster at the brewpub. Pours with a brown body and a thin off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sweet with peat and dates. Taste is cinnamon, currants, peet and a touch of wood. Water like mouthfeel, light bubbles. Not impressed.
nuplastikk (3818) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the OF. Amber-red-brown color. Patchy oily head. Sweet and deep malt aroma. Very sweet taste, some oddly pungent flavors alongside the brown sugar stickiness and mild soapy hops. A little off stylistically, a touch thin, with a an odd veggie aftertaste. Below par but still OK. A little too much amber malt maybe. Light raisiny touches.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] Sample notes from a brewpub visit in January 2009. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a large amount of light tan head. Pleasant aroma of caramel and sweet raisins. The taste was more muted, with grainy and slightly alcoholic notes. Dry finish. Moderate carbonation levels. For some reason, this beer didn’t seem to quite add up for me.
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice soft aroma with notes of vanilla. Grain and vegetal flavors with some fruit and spice peeking through. Decent beer. Thanks to Skyview! Growler.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
No carbonation. Dry, grain character. A little alcohol in the flavor. Brown color. It could be a little sweeter and maybe some fruit character would be good.
MatSciGuy (906) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Growler] shared at Skyview’s Lex/Larp Cellars Farewell. Pours a clear ruby with a smallish soapy head. Aroma is sweet figs and caramel with a touch of vanilla. Flavor is very grainy caramel malt. Understated and subtle flavors. Medium palate.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Red color with a medium head. Light caramel aroma with a bit of butterscotch. Heavy on the caramel and the butterscotch lingers on in the flavor. A bit grainy, but nice for the style. Not bad at all.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear bright copper colored brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissipates with some spotty lacing. Aroma of thick caramel malt, toffee, a hint of apple and a touch of brown sugar. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavors of multi-caramel malt, some toffee, brown sugar and plenty of alcohol essence. Finish is semi-sweet at first with a thick malty character that slowly changes to a milt tart and dry aftertaste from the higher alcohol presence. No smoked peat or smoked flavors added which makes this more a Scotch Ale than a Scottish Ale, though this is the strongest alcohol content beer to date from Red Eye and will do well during the cold winter months in Northern Wisconsin.