TheBeerGod (5496) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a Copper body with a small white head. Nose is surprisingly citrusy and semi-sweet. Light toasted malt notes as well. Taste is toasted malts, orange juice, light toffee, and a bit of caramel notes. Thin spiciness throughout this one. Body seems thin with light carbonation. Finishes with more citrus and light toasty malts.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled, lame is a word that springs to mind. Very dissapointing for a supposed winter ale. Light choc, caramel, little hops noticable, grainy and thin, no bitterness, cola like texture.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice bark (fir) colored ruby. Head is creamy at first but does dissipate quickly. Appears like a well aged beer. This was the 2002 bottle. Aroma is full of pine and raisin, light hops and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is semi-sweet but the aging has done wonders for this one. It is smooth and mild, like a session strong ale. This was a surprise beer, I found it in a store hidden from view a year after release covered in dust!
Pailhead (5438) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Aroma is very roasty, nutty, and lightly floral. Pours a transparent garnet with a small off-white head. Flavor is very roasty and nutty up front with the slightest hints of chocolate in the background. Finishes moderately floral and lightly piney. Tastes more like a mediocre brown ale.
Suttree (5423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Cola brown, brown, thin head. Spicy, bready aroma. Earthy, piney flavors dominate, like when you lick the ground in the woods. Spicy and crisp finish. Above average, for Redhook.
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Decent winter beer, nice and fruity, with malt.
decaturstevo (5390) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber pour with a light lacing. An aroma that just doesnít jump out at me it has a light malt and spice showing, but nothing bad. A flavor of light malt and spice. It has an almost sulphur like flavor to me. A bit of a bitter. A nice beer but not really special. I would drink it again.
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small frothy off-white head that left some nice sticky lacing. The nose is quite good, lots of hops compared to what I was expecting. A nice balance of citrusy and English hops overlaying a slightly sweet toasted malt base. A slight detraction in that Iím smelling a little iced tea like crystal malt, but itís pretty light. The flavor is a bit on the sweeter side as well with the crystal malt, which is kind of a bummer. The sweetness from the crystal malt dulls the hops a bit too much, especially on the finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lingering sweetness. I wish this were a lot drier, cause the hops seem to have the beer going in the right direction. Decent for one bottle, but not something Iíd purchase again.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 2005 Vintage
This English strong ale pours a copper red color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized head. Aroma is slightly malty with some floral hops. A light to medium bodied English Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter and a touch floral. Some vegetative and cardboardy flavors as well. Better than the 2000 sample I had, but still canít recommend this one. Bland, boring a touch thin and watery tasting. I recall when Redhook made decent beers, oh how times have changed. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Dark red copper color, large head. Medium malts, medium hops. Roasted malts, robust/full flavor. Somewhat spicy. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty, very slight bitterness. Tastes better when slightly warmer, flavor has a smoother feel. Taste is a little thin? Need to re taste?? Giving it the benefit of a doubt, but its not a very good beer. (4-2-4-2-10)
FROTHINGSLOSH (5316) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 I have never been a big fan of this brewer but as I had never had this particular beer before I grabbed one. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark mahogany color with a small dark tan head. The aroma is sour malt with an unpleasant off scent. The flavor is reasonably strong with caramel and has a flowery hop presence. The caramel and a hint of sour nut linger on the finish.