yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, caramelish and slight butterish. Bitter, roasted malty and sweet - slight fruity flavoured. Bitter and malty finish.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Clear deep chestnut colour. Small tan head. The flavour has some fruit, hint of malt. Slightly roasted finish.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Sam Adams Brewery, Boston MA, 6 November 2009 (also available at Doyles in case they don’t have it on the tour). The tour guide assured me this is a unique recipe available only on draught at a limited number of establishments in Boston itself. Some sort of charity thing going on that I didn’t quite pick up on. Described by the guide as an English style ale made with EKGs and the (not so English) Spalt hops. Reddish colour. Tan head. Nice condition. Slightly earthy aroma. Clean and distinctly fruity. Good balance. Not big but well balanced and tasty. As with most beers, this seemed at its best fresh at the brewery (I presume they make it in Boston).
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish/brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, some fruit, rosey. Tastes of caramel, toffee, earthy. Decent and the proceeds are going to a good cause.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught in Boston. Tons of toffee and caramel, wth a slightly bitter finish. Drikable but not very nice. Way too sweet and cloying.
swoopjones (4892) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. caramel & copper colored. light caramel malt aroma, bready. Taste is malt driven, caramel malt. higher carbonation leads to active mouthfeel. Decent Irish Amber
thornecb (3968) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap handle says "Boston Brick Red". Pours clear red into a shaker. Tan head with medium retention recedes leaving little lacing. Slight caramel aromas. Crisp yet full with caramel and bright pit fruit. Slight hops to the finish. I don’t believe this version is 9.9%....
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery tour. They said this can only be had on tap in select Boston area pubs. No plans to bottle. I noticed that they had it at the Union Oyster House the night I visited. Poured a clear ruddy dark orange color. The head was off white and left some lace behind on the glass. The aroma was subdued overall with hints of toffee, cherry, and spicy malt. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dryish up front with some delicate sugars emerging at the end. The flavor profile included the likes of earthy/grassy hops, subdued toffee, and a hint of graham cracker crust.
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013
Location: Draft at Doyle’s, 7/9/13
Aroma: The nose is caramel and fruit with some hop notes as well
Appearance: Dark caramel-reddish color, clear and clean, with a beige head, and mid-plus lace
Flavor: It has a medium sweet flavor, some clean hop notes, and a mild bitterness
Palate: It has a medium body, a nice, creamy feel on the mouth, and a soft carbonation
I thought that this was a pretty tasty red. It came off as a bit more sweet than hoppy, but it stays fairly close to balanced.
LilBeerDoctor (3208) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sunset Grill. Pours a dark brown/red with a white head. Aroma of indistinct sweet malt. Flavor is sweet initially with lots of sweet malt. Bland, nothing special. Meh.