RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Impossibly reddish in color (due to the beets) with nitro cascade fading into a pink cap of stable foam, great clarity. Seeing the beer in the glass shows the obvious resemblance to a slice of red velvet cake (red cake on the bottom topped with a layer of creamy white frosting). But the similarities don’t end there. The aroma is dominated by chocolate with earthy notes of beets and subtle wafts of roast coco. The flavor is similar to the aroma but with faint roast and hop bitterness coming in at the end balance it out, not cloying or overly sweet. The mouthfeel is medium and the finish is luxuriously smooth. It’s dessert served in a pint glass!

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2.5
MacBoost (1983) - Victor, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Red pour, smelled like chocolate. Wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be. Not horrific, but a novelty for sure. Would not drink again. Had a weird earthy/spice note at the finish. Meh.

4
scotchzombie (627) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2018
Pours a fantastic fade from brick red to cherry with a thick foamy Guinness-like white head. A beautiful beer. Looks like a foam-topped Shirley Temple. Aroma is roasted malt, a touch of chocolate and I guess beets. Very smooth and creamy. Moderately sweet cocoa with some finishing hops. Easy drinking. Guinness, Old Speckled Hen and this are all cousins. I enjoyed this very much.

3.3
jrodooo5 (1753) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2018
Lovely beer except for the flavor! Pours a really cool red w/ a long standing white head & good lacing. The aroma has a bit of a chocolate cake feel to it tho fairly mild. The flavor is nearly nonexistent but the creamy mouthfeel on the palate is quite nice. There's a touch of chocolate in the taste but seems to get drowned out by a touch of hops & just watery in general. Disappointing considering they got most of the aspects right!

2.9
scarletfire65 (1546) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle at home, all alone. Interesting beer. A clear, pink stout. Doesn't taste like a stout. Creamy with some coffee and chocolate notes. Drinkable beer but don't call it a stout.

2.4
shrubber85 (11762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle. Vanilla sugar, caramel malt, and straw aroma. Reddish amber with small but long lasting head. Moderately sweet vanilla chocolate caramel malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor.. Okay body.

2.9
patricks110 (2833) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2017
Weird. Quite sweet and earthy from the beets. Doesn't really work here. Pour is a slightly red dark colour with a frothy beige head. Chocolate is nice and works well with the roast but the beer is underlying with a sweetness throughout that annoys me. The finish is earthy, beety, sweet and slightly bitter. Oddball beer.

3
Bricktop86 (955) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 3, 2017
On tap clear red with a thick creamy head. Aroma is vanilla and earthy. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter.

2.3
Aurelius (5682) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Overwrought shrink wrapped label on a standard 12 oz longneck. Pink Champale, misty pour. No initial head, though a head effervesces. Sweet, candyish aroma - something I can't place, but familiar -- fruity. Gah. Thin, herbal, sweet, nasty. Unpleasantly bitter in the back. Drain pour. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3
BillWyce (1128) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Poured clear, deep red with a creamy, 1-finger white head. Mild aroma of chocolate with a woody, vegetable note from the beets. Body is medium-to-full, with a smooth and creamy feel from the nitrogen. Mildly dry finish. Woody, slightly tart flavor, with a note of chocolate underneath that lingers at the back.

2.3
bwa5879 (963) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Red/orange pour, cloudy, thin dense white layer of khaki head. Aroma has creamy quality, sweet vanilla, doughy. Smells like cake. Creamy mouthfeel due to nitro, very soft carbonation, dry finish. Flavor has harsh sugar, syrupy cocoa, bitter forward. Otherwise the taste closely matches the aroma. Harsh, not a great stout but kudos to the red velvet cake resemblance.


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