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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A portion of the proceeds from Fire Chief Ale will go to the local fire departments or like charities in each Rock Bottom community and the FDNY Widows’ and Children’s Fund via the Rock Bottom Foundation. Editor’s note: This beer is a Rock Bottom standard and can be found at several locations (as Irish or Amber ales around 5% ABV).

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Draft, RB Chicago. Here it was presented as an Irish red ale, and I don’t think any of us has many great expectations from this style. Still, there are some nice roasty malt notes, and a noticable hop profile in an attractive red body. A decent enough session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9122) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Draft at Rock Bottom Cincinnati from notes. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted grainy malts, earthy and mild herbal hops, hint of citrus, mostly a very basic amber that gets a tick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Decently balanced. Very similar to most of their other ales and IPAs. Just a bit sweeter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at Rock Bottom in Charlotte. Pours a dark amber color with white head. Not much in the aroma. Toast, citrus, artificial cleaner flavors. Weird flavor. I don’t know what they were even going for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8183) - Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2014
Draft to taster at the Cincinnati brewpub. Looks solid; a transparent amberish brown with foamy eggshell head. Smells mildly malty with notes of mild grain and a bit of toastiness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2850) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft - pours amber with offwhite head and great lacing. Nose is pine. Flavor adds a caramel backbone with cheesy undertones. Wife says it smells like vomit. I disagree, a second whiff does reveal artificial pine smells like paint thinner. Hoppiness does wear off eventually. Decent to the style but nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
Sample on tap at the Rock Bottom Cincinnati. ABV was labeled 6.3%, and IBU labeled 50. Clear orange-reddish color (amber, basically). Good thin off-white head, full thick lace. Medium-plus body. Good, smooth lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Nice moderate bitter taste, light sweet in the finish. Lightly toasty malt. Spicy hop. Solid, hoppy amber

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2013
Draught at bar. Red/amber color, white head. Bittersweet taste with caramel, citrus, grass, floral hops and fruits. Nice smooth body. Bittersweet finish with caramel. Nice amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Light unclear with tiny body particles, a medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, tobacco. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120920]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 18, 2012
Botella. Hazy like amber colour with a small off-white like head. Sweet toasty malty and caramel fruitish hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet like, caramel malty fruity with a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23336) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with hoppy hints.

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