bellco33 (502) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a pint glass: Pours redish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, light spice, and floral. Taste is that of your standard red with a little hop kick at the end. Caramel, medium sweetness, medium body, with a floral hop note. Smooth mouthfeel, pretty solid beer, especially for a red.
Ernesto987 (4802) - Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery, this is probably the first imperial red that I have liked. What’s so good is that its very toasty with a dry finish. Clean beer.
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
great looking beer, crystal clear reddish brown with perfect head. tastes good, but lacks complexity.
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very pleasant red ale, reminds me of their Rural Route Red, with a slightly beefed up hop profile. Pours a slightly murky reddish brown, with a finger of tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, citric fruit, lemon grass, and fresh cut grass. There’s a lot going on in the aroma for a red ale, and flavor follows suit. Starts with wonderful sweet grain, light toffee and biscuit, follow by a nice assertive bitterness, some citric, with lots of grassy floral hops. Definitely worth a taste, or a growler fill.