argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear copper body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some pine, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/floral, some grapefruit, chocolate. Medium body, some chewiness.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at TBBC.
pours dark brown, tan head.
aroma fig, dark fruits, caramel and a mild butterscotch touch. Aroma was rather muted.
flavors, nice warming malty/caramel mouthfeel, some fresh hops coupled with light roast.
Dark fruits, fig and brown sugar.
Beer had a nice sweet butterscotch finish coating the palate mixed with a nice hoppy finish, not overly bitter, overall it remains on the sweet side.
PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Ybor City. Dark amber pour with a decently thick off-white head that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Musky aroma with some brown sugar and pine sap. Served at room temperature, which is appropriate. Flavor has some brown sugar, maple syrup, hint of nectarines, and a wee bit of citrus to keep it honest. Nice, thick, rich mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Deep brownish red pour. Big caramel malt presence and earthy hop aroma. Big malt body with touches of caramel and a strong spicy citrus hop taste. Finishes with a bitter hop bang. Big tasty warming.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Deep copper body, little head. Aroma is heavy on the caramel malts. Sweet and alcoholic flavor with a rich body; moderate hoppiness. Finishes warm and dry. Pretty good.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this back in mid June and it seems very much like an alias for Two Red Eyes.
Poured up in a goblet glass with deep amber body and thin dark tan head. The aroma is caramel mixing with malt along with mild pine hops and faint floral and spice hoppiness. The taste is full and rich malts to start creating a lip smackin’ chewy maltiness couple with cherry, apricot and plum fruity esters. I also get a note of caramel that shows up about midway and joined by a growing level of pine hop bitterness. As the finish approaches most of the caramel and maltiness drops off leaving a pine hop and floral to spice hop bitterness behind. There is a roasty component that hangs on into the after taste. A hint of oxidation also showed up from time to time too. Tasty chewy brew.
Earlier Rating: 11/1/2007 Total Score: 3.9
Served up in a goblet at the brewery. Pours a crystal clear amber with lasting quarter inch tan head. Nice lacing too. The aroma is sweet like hard sugary caramel candy and also creamy soft velvety caramel candy. Overall the aroma is on the light side. Big caramel candy taste that jumps out first. Then can sugar seems to build some distracting from the experience. There’s also a pine hop bitterness that cuts through the sweet caramelly malts creating a nice balance. If they had this as a standard tap offering I’d drink some at every visit.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a sampler at the brewery with BeerVirgin. Poured a dark, almost brick red. The nose and hop presence was there more than the original.The flavor was sweeter with some caramel and hops.Finished off slightly dry.
Earlier Rating: 7/12/2007 Total Score: 3.4
Pours a nice red color with a sweet aroma. Flavor is fruity sweet with a crisp bite. Not too bad.Finish was slightly bitter.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. A bit darker then the original. I think I preferred this one. Very sweet and malty up front, but true to style, finished very hoppy. Alcohol was definitely present in this.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is mild medium malt-some dark caramel, earthy/citrus hops. Taste is medium malt-some dark caramel/burnt malt/peat, earthy/metallic/citrus hops, alcohol. Medium body.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Significantly darker than the standard Redeye. The lacing is better and the head color is off-white. More hops show up in the aroma. Maltier and more robust too. This beer is what the stock version should be. Nice bitterness and medium body. A totally different experience!