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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   ABV: -
A deep mahogany red colored ale. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this ale uses a combination of caramel and roasted malts and specially selected hops to create a beer with a flavor that leads with a rich malty sweetness balanced with a bold hop signature, followed by a luscious chocolate/cocoa roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5676) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2016
2-3 pints at Switchback Brewery, Burlington. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some dry fruits, caramel, some hops and malts. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3453) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at home grabbed from Latham Beverage. Murky red with floaters and fine one finger head. Nose is malt, pine, and berry. Tastes of malts, berry, grape juice, apples, pear, caramel, pine tar, cardboard. Medium bodied and not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2015
From 22oz bottle, about $4-5, poured into tulip glass

Aroma: sweet, malty, caramel, slight flora hops

Appearance: reddish brown, clear (at least first pour)

Taste: medium sweet, light bitter

Palate: medium body, creamy and sticky texture, average carbonation, lingering bitter finish

Overall: Not a bad red ale. I’m not getting any of the chocolate/cocoa finish, but I do detect the bitterness. That might be what they are referring to. Lots of malts, well balanced. Not a style that I drink a lot of, but this is a pretty good malt forward beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (2587) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from Meditrina. Reddish brown with lasting head and lace. Harsh herbal aroma that takes a sec to settle in. Roasted chocolate caramel sweetness with aggressive herbal lingering bitterness and long roasted chocolate finish. Somewhat harsh for a red ale I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Ruddy and full bodied, this is a great drink. Sturdy and classic, with a full-on toasted character and slight but well balanced hop kick in the finish. Delish. (#5807, 10/9/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Slow roasted red dark red, 1 finger sticky creamy head. Nose is slightly bitter with some caramel and apple elements. Taste is nice. mild, not too bitter with a little bit of sweetness. minor cranberry, pear and maybe some fig qualities. astringency at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Nutty malt and mild pine hops in the aroma. Flavor starts mildly sweet and nutty. Grassy bitterness and an unpleasant metallic aftertaste in the finish. Decent but nothing special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours medium amber. Very drinkable brew with more hop flavors than expected. Nothing great but still pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3206) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap @ the brewery. Pours a deep amber color with a small tan head. Aroma of light caramel malts and roasted grain. Taste is much the same. Decent roasted amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle that appears be marked 13148. The pour is brown to copper with no red hues as far as I can tell. Nice full head. The aroma is malt forward with a citrus note and a moderate hop note. The body is medium. The taste begins sweet and malty and quickly evolves into a hop-fed dry finish. Not overly bitter but the bitterness that is there lingers.

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