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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Double American Red ale. Big malt and big hops are fetured in this 7.6% abv beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
This is very tasty! Mahogany with shiny pearl bubbles. Big, sweet dark malt that tastes almost like rye. Hops have a drying effect and also add a cinnamon to this red beer. The sweet then dry is wonderful and makes this beer almost a gulper. A big beautiful beer. JK: I would categorize this as American Strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Vikingbeau picked up a growler of this and brought it for us during our week camping at Jellystone. Only problem is that he didnít refrigerate it properly and it was essentially warm. I still enjoye it, but not nearly as much as the pint I had last night at the brewpub, which was colder. Rich, high alcohol profile. Dark reddish, amber with an off-white head. Excellent lace. High alcohol is also evident on the palate. Could pass as a dessert beer. Caramel/toffee notes. Rich, wonderful flavors. This has to rank up there with one of Town Hallís best ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Man, this is good stuff. When is a wee heavy not a wee heavy? When it is a double red ale! Do we have a new catagory here? If we donít go with that, Iíd opt for American Strong. Dark fruit (I sense some banana, too), mixed with the malt of a scotch ale (minus the smoke, per Beermatrix). I get the Rye thing Brewso mentioned, too. Grab this sipper while you can, because if it goes cask, Iím drinking it all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2005
The name reminds me of a Sly & the Family Stone song, of the same name..."you donít have to die, before you live." How wise, Mr. Stewart... Only served in 10 ounce pours at the pub, somehow I have a whole 64 ounces at my disposal...goodness gracious! Dark crimson color, and clear, with a decent, long-lasting cap of off-whitish foam. Aroma is lush malt, tidy hops, fuzzy, warm, and strength peeks through and invigorates the overall feel. Ahhh!!! Taste: yes, letís! Huge fruit, fat malt, minimal hops, fierce alcohol...very warm...but it gets bigger and more complex as we sip it. We like it more...is it casting a spell on us, making us want it more? What is this beer doing? Cherries and berries are at large, grapes and melons...and booze, too. This is a lush and tasty thing...rather wise that they limit it to such a small serving at the establishment...who knows what chaos would ensue were we to toss back a pint of this in one sitting? This is a tasty, tasty ale, with enough of a potent sting to slay the demons of the day and let one relax in forgetting those torments. Itís good like that. And so is Life, when we have a beer like this at our disposal!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2005
On-tap at the brewpub - Bright red glow at the bottom with a more maroon darkened top half. Soft white, semi-creamy head of thin to medium thickness adorns the top. Light lacing qualities. Aroma is moslty floral berries and rounded tame downed malt tangyness and semi sweet with a dull fruity nuance. Taste is big on malts, tangyish with a berryfied surge of fruityness mixed with dark caramel sweetness. Strawberry without the sour tartness mixed with a melons and other red berries. Good malt load here. So smooth and soothingly balanced on the flavors. Nice little underlay of light frothy chocolate milk. Finish is semi sweet with a return of brandy-like cherryness and deep dark fruity humid warmth. Fantastic soothing feel with well rounded maltyness and deep dullish fruits. Seemingly full yet quick and rich with a quick malty slickness thats never overbearing or cloying. Slightly oily and floral hints slip in as it lingers. The 8.4% isnít evident anywhere til after a couple 10oz servings. A fantastic malt laden brew. A Scotch Ale without the peat or smokey stuff. Quite a malty treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1374) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2005
On tap at Town Hall Brewery in Mpls. Dark red color. Aroma is Fruity. Flavor includes rich caramel and toffee. Served in a 10 oz. glass, which is smaller than the usual due to the high alcohol content. This is a good dessert beer which can be enjoyed in smaller quantities due to the richness and ABV. However, the alcohol is very well hidden. An enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a clear copper red, topped by a huge head of peach colored foam - thick and creamy. And long lived. Biscuit malt and graham cracker in the aroma. Exceptionally malty beer, with lots going on - toffee, burnt caramel, biscuit, orange peel, cherry pit. The malt sweetness is balanced by a strong hop presence - bitter, oily, and piney, with strong tannin in the finish. Nice strong bitter and alcoholic aftertaste. Full bodied, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2008
This was a treat. Huge malt aroma that provided a nice spicy aroma. Almost like a christmas beer with a nutty characteristic. Gorgeous red body and surprisingly smooth. A real treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5806) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 This is a big, complex beer. It has qualities of an ipa, with considerable bitterness. There is also a fruit sweetness. The light aroma is malt and some fruit as well. Very heavy; definitely a sipper. One of THís better creations in some time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4884) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Copper color with a medium head. Very nutty aroma, perhaps hazelnut and walnut. Some malty goodness too. The taste is very much as one would expect out of a Red: very rich malt, almost cold syrup thick, with an alcoholic whomp. Thereís a good splash of dark fruit, too (cherry? chokecherry?). Slightly bitter finish. Good ní tasty.

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