pressboxjoe (186) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought refrigerated. Smell is of sweet malt, a bit floral but I think itís fair to say it is pretty balanced - maybe not as hop forward as many of the style tend to be. Itís clean and crisp and perhaps relatively subtle. I usually like a bold, hoppy imperial red and am not convinced that this one hasnít seen some deterioration of its hop profile - thereís a bit of a potato flavor as it warms - but itís still enjoyable.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall a bit disapointing. Aroma was plain and somewhat nonexistent. Taste was the same as the aroma. Caramel malts and no hop presence. Not sweet, not bitter, not roasted, but well hidden alcohol.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much the unearthly without any hops and less alcohol. No finish, pretty underwhelming
annunz123 (745) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of caramel in the aroma, along with some spice and citrus. Pours more orange than red with some fogginess and a medium heads. Strong caramel malt and some hop bitterness in the flavor. Might not really be "red" but certainly "big." Really tasty sipper from an underrated brewery.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep orange/red with a thinnish white head that dissipates to only wisps clinging to the surface. Smells of pine and resin, certainly hoppier than I expected. Caramel brown sugar malt sweetness round out the nose. Reminds me of a barleywine in the nose. Taste is caramel sweetness with a touch of alcohol, an earthy spiciness, and almost enough hops to cut through the brown sugar. Medium body, thick almost syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation. This one was good, I think it is a little sweet. I could see this one getting cloying with some age as the malt is pretty thick in there with barely enough hops to keep the sweetness in check.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Awesome label, led me to buy the bottle. The taste will keep me from a second one. Much more of a big, fat Irish Red than a hoppy American Red, this beer features a thick, funky malt center that is only accentuated by a warm liquor finish. Youíll feel every bit of the 9.5% ABV, and the Hallertau hops provide a cloy bitterness that makes the fade annoying. (2/22/09)
jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a tasting glass. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Aroma and flavor of strong bready malts, and some floral hops. Average texture. Pretty good for a red, but not really my style of beer.
Countbeer (3662) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small off white to yellow-ish head on top of a clear dark orange colored beer.
Smell prunes, barley, toasted sugars, rye bread, hint of liquorice, liquorice root and spices.
Taste malts, red ripe fruit, bitter, light dry, hops, sweets, barleys, dark sugars, caramel, hints of toffee and molasses.
Dry bitter aftertaste with hints of dark sweets.
Creamy mouthfeel and texture, medium to full body and low carbo.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy and buttery caramel malt aroma with a touch of banana. Foggy copper under wispy white. Sweet, sour, salty, and spicy hops flavour with some faint toffee notes. Watermelon and peanut accents. Light body, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap somewhere back east. Hazy orange pour with a small and indistinct white head. Smells of toffee, caramel, grassy hops, a little pine and some spice. Taste is also very malt forward with grassy hops biting at your tongue and some light pine. Not one of my favorite ST brews, but decent enough.