oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (backlog, Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm). Reddish amber colour with a small slightly off-white fluffy head. Aroma is some caramel malts, mild earthy notes, a bit "hard water" as well as some slight floral and grassy notes. Flavour is similar, but has a quite strong and crispy maltiness to it. Mild toastednotes in it as well.
asheft (2678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Sweet, lightly nutty and lightly stone fruity aroma. Clear brown-red under a lasting, off-white cover. Quite sweet nutty malt flavour with accents of stone fruit and faint dried fruit. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, smooth.
Patrickctenchi (4596) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazed amber/orange with a creamy tan head.
Aroma of sweet grain, strawberry, toffee....
Taste is creamy toffee malt, light fruit, toasty malts.
Sweet and fruity.
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle, picked up from Habersham in Savannah on 2/23/15. No date, just a barely-legible code on the bottle. Shared with b3shine (he left me with 3/4). Clear orange amber color. Thin off-white head, just a dot or two of lace sticks. Big caramel malt, toasty, mild mustiness. Some over ripe fruit. Doesn’t taste fresh to me, and if it is fresh, then this is a very boring bad unbalanced one-note red ale. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light bitter. Mild bite in the finish. Light dry finish. Medium body. Kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Nope.. It’s not horrible, but I’m not at all in love with this. Just a caramel malt bomb. After 4oz I have no interest in finishing this... But I’ll try, because I hate wasting beer. Reading others’ reviews as I try to finish the last bit here now. Definitely seeing the vegetal. Little herbal hop.
b3shine (6377) - Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a fairly transparent slightly reddish orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells solid too; a nice balance of caramel, toast, roast, and a bit of hops. Tastes like it smells, but not as balanced, with a fairly sticky medium-bodied mouthfeel. More toast than roast. On the tongue. Not bad.
chinchill (2765) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle in pint glass
red-orange tinted dark amber; crystal clear with short-lived and smallish white head
Aroma - a rather unimpressive toasted malt and cereal with hints of dark fruit
T - toasted malt; neither complex nor bold. Noticeably and nicely bitter [IBU = 21], but seems too sour.
M - Light-medium bodied; moderate carbonation; quite smooth
D - a pleasant red ale for sure, but too plain and subtle to generate much interest.
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet carmel fruity and apple taste. Malty and full flavor red. 12pz bottle pour at Edison. Tons of sticky white head. Massive aroma and taste. Interesting for sure.
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber in colour, with a slight, white head. Sweet and slightly spicy, with a moderately bitter finish. So so.
JHeath99 (1346) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma of malts and some fruit. Taste is pretty basic, malts and some sweetness.
GreatDane1632 (822) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 6 Aug 2011 -- I really think this is a very nice red ale. Great flavor with just a hint of roastiness.