Bulk_Carrier (3016) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was on tap and poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice gentle dark red color with a thin half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds leaving a nice slightly foamy clingy lacing.
The aroma had a nice nutty to caramel smell that was fairly enticing and rich.
The taste was moderately sweet but still had a nice roasted nuttiness about it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it. Also, there’s a nice rich creamy sort of feel running over my tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty good Irish Red ale well worthy of having again. I think it would be beneficial to Sam Adams if they started bottling this one.
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Durgan Park, Logan airport. Sweet and creamy aroma with toffee and a citrus note. Clear light mahogany under a white ring. Sweet, nutty toffee flavour with bread crust and medium bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, nutty finish.
JK (5330) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Union Oyster House. Very little aroma but lots of malt in the flavor with some caramel and sweet for the style. This style doesnt have much to offer but this beer does it better than most.
Cybercat (4287) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a thick buff head that leaves generous lacing. Malty aroma has notes of caramel and cloves. Spice - cloves and a little cinnamon - dominate the flavor, but let through malty and caramel notes. Texture is about average, but still acceptable. Get your brick on with a good red ale!
haukur (1515) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Logan Airport. Almost no aroma, some malt. dark red, firm head. Taste is malty with tingling sweetness. Dont know if badly made or just horrible beer style but this one was almost hard to finish.
Barreras (1368) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cola brown color with a heavy malt smell. Taste is full of malt and a tinge of sweet molasses. Taste is bready, with a mild earthy flavor. happy I tried this beer while at the Cheer’s Restaurant in Boston.
arnold931 (1010) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Boston. Pours a clear reddish with an off-white head. Nose and taste sweet malt and some caramel. Pretty smooth.
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice red, copper color. Little to no head. Nicely balanced beer: more sweet that bitter in my opinion but nice refreshing middle of the road red.
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Boston Logan Airport. Reddish copper in colour with a thin cream head; nutty malt aroma; soft and malty in the mouth with some light caramel; and a toffee finish.
smcolw (613) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some stringy lace from nearly a non-existent head; Deep ruby color and absolutely clear.
Mild smell--virtually nothing. What I can detect is very neutral.
Far more bitter than I expected. Good malt flavor which means its well-balanced. The aftertaste is short lived. Full bodied with a proper level of carbonation. Overall, a decent Red.