Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
Dark chestnut. Great malt nose - toast, molasses, fresh chocolate malt and rich breadcrusty goodness. Smooth, chocolatey, breadcrusty character and a light malt aroma. Fantastic. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Growler courtesy of Immy. Thanks! It was the best beer at the tasting. Aromas of molasses, toffee, coffee and a little hint of smoke. Pours dark brown. Flavors along the same lines as the aromas and is simply delicious! A few folks were so impressed at the beer tasting that they are planning road trips to get more. arn8897 (392) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pours dark red almost brown with a white head. Malty aroma. Taste the same with caramel notes and brown sugar. Little hop flavor. Very nice red ale. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 3, 2009
On tap at the brewery. This was my clear favorite, and I drank WAY more of this than I should have... THEN bought a growler. Lightly hazed garnet with a beige head. Big malty nose, toasty and chocolaty . The flavor is excellent, a smokey, roasty, bready molasses amalgam that is insanely tasty. Very complex. The body is smooth and almost a bit oily slick. Absolutely delish. NDbeerdrinker (167) - West Islip, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Sample from a growler at Grape and Gourmet in VA Beach. A Red Ale that was much more. Smokey, hoppy, nice toffee malt. Complex and tasty.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Dark mahogany pour, big tan head and good lacing; Roasted malts but could have done without the smokey resin. Finish is bitter.
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Draft… Deep, very dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma imparts lots of chocolate and espresso atop a mild wisp of campfire smoke. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. The flavor provides sweet chocolate and espresso – mocha – and is decently balanced by adequate, but unobtrusive, hop bitterness. Roasted, coffee finish. aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Ok, unless this brewery got in a bad batch of hops or I’m suddenly not sensitive to the herb, Bold City is not good at adding enough hops. They are, however really good with the malt. In a style like this, they’re playing to their strengths. Almost a porter. BeerApostle (2) - - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
Very smoky for a red ale. I appreciate the homage to the 1901 fire...hence the smokey flavors. Still, great red ale. Mild citrus and herb notes with some cocoa/coffee undertones. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
this was an original release by bold city, quite ambitious .. . deep tan .. . medium foam, light lacing .. . light booze, deep caramel and ovened syrup . . . enjoyable, i’d buy this in sixers every now and again .. . . i’m a hunk?? .. a hunk of what??