dmac (4281) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from a coworker. Poured a deep red with a smaller foamy super light beige head. Initial aroma was all malts and grains but as it breathes metallic copper notes dominate. The body is actually quite full and creamy, a little to full for such a mediocre aroma/flavor. Flavor once again is all malts with lots of cereal and grain finished off by some dry toast notes.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle (thanks to Pam). A pretty basic amber here. The pour gave a very minor bubbling white head, a mostly translucent, light body, and amber orange color. Buttery popcorn, mixed cereal grains, hay grass, and light citrus in the aroma. Also, a certain oil-like aspect to the aroma that was slightly off. A fairly carbonated feel upon drinking, and though fairly light on flavor, in could be slightly crisper and easier to drink. Flavor notes of mixed fruit, toasted grains, light caramel, and light herb. A pretty average beer overall.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a decent red, probably the best of their beers. Nice malty nose with good creamy malt through the body. Not too heavy, but there’s definitely something there. Finishes light and clean. Good, if not great beer, with a good look and good flavor.
chicagobears (424) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a amber with lacing white head. Fruity aroma with some caramel. Rich toasted flavors, nutty, caramel, and doughy. The flavors work well together with slight bitter ending. Good beer.
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a nice head. Slight caramel with a medium hop bitterness. From my Beer of the Month Club.
thornecb (4596) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head quickly recedes to nothing. Butterscotch aromas. Toasted caramel and butterscotch from front to back continuing through the dry, lasting finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery--Red Rack Ale--2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--23.3 IBU’s. (3.25 / 5.0) Red Ale--Beer of the Month Club Selection September 2008. Foamy thin lacy off white head. Clear pretty bright rich amber red color. Sediment dusting. Mild hop light fruit ester front. Thin CO2 fizzy mild sweet light caramel fruit simple malt body. Refreshing mild hop dry citrus hint end. Aged well, but bland. 2nd bottle is maltier. Sampled 1/16/2010.
Woodstock Inn Brewery--Red Rack Ale--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 23 IBU’s. (3.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale? Big fluffy lacy lasting orange white head. No sediment. Fizzy foamy bright rich ocher amber color. Malty mild toasted mild hop toffee fruit hint front. Creamy biscuity toasted caramel fruit mild sweet fruit malty Amber / Red body. Mild hop breadfruit doughy end. Odd English flavor. Over carbonated with mild hops. Sampled 12/30/2010. Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection December, 2010 received 12/21/2010.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Notes from "brew weekend." Amber color and thin body. Aroma has some metallic essence, ringwood and some light bitterness. Flavor is bitter and green with some dirt.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a tan head. Smells fruity and slightly tarte with some earthy hints. Tastes sweet with some tarte hints and an earthy finish.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Woodstock. This had a rich caramel pour, off white foam head with some layered lacing. Caramel, malts, and light hops. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. A good drinker.