Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent red ale that rates more like a porter. Pours dark red to almost brown. Strong alcohol contact and has a nice aroma.
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rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Jerry’s in Andersonville. Well hopped but restrained appropriately. Toasted flavor and caramel. Smooth with a little twist at the end. Nice. Serving: Tap
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewhaha. Poured clear dark copper, red tint, decent light beige head, some retention and lacing. aromas of toasted malts, acidity, fruitiness. nice roasted profile, light ot medium grassy-citrusy hopping. average carbonation, light body. decent.
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the shanty in wadsworth. Pors flat red-brown with a little lacing. Lots of hearty malt character to tgus beer with a touch of dark fruitiness. Good balance and clean slightly malty finish. Not bad but also pretty boring.
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at park tavern in Chicago. Dark red pour with fluffy white head. Malty deep rich aroma. Flavorful beer. Somewhat nutty, slight bitter and dry aftertaste. Really like this
whiskeyrocks (61) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep deep amber red color. Sweet caramel smell. Amazing flavor with carmal and hops. I really like this. Red irish ales are some of the best classic beers
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-amber with good, foamy, beige head / Light nose of toast, soap, and citrus / Medium body, soft carbonation, dry and hoppy, with bitter finish / Mild flavors of toast, biscuit, and dark caramel, with citrus notes / A clean, simple, hoppy ale.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blackfinn in Mount Prospect. Pours hazy dark amber with nice thick off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, grassy hops, and light citrus. Flavors of thick chewy toasted malts, caramel, grassy hops, and light citrus note. As far as red ales go this was pretty solid. Will seek out more brews from this brewery.
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the Grafton in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Poured a nice red color. Smooth with good malt character. Nicely hopped. A good balance and a decent drinking beer. Would have again.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the new Park Tavern in Rosemont. Served in a shaker pint.
A: Pours a semi dark brown color, a little darker than expected. A thin, off-white head forms on the pour and recedes a thin ring.
S: Toffee malts and slightly smoky. There isn’t much in the hop department, but there is some subtle background grass.
T: Much like the nose. Heavy on the sweet caramel malts and roasted malts. Light green grass with a mild piny bitterness. The finish is sweet toffee with a hint of smoke.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Smooth and sweet on the finish. Pretty drinkable.
O: I would have like a little more hops a la Lagunitas Imperial Red, but this was still a solid take on the style. The malts are definitely the star of the show.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-20-2012