GarrettB (1620) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2016 wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Typical amber with some caramel sweetness and very light hops. On the light side with mild carbonation. Pretty weak beer.
July 29th, 2014 - After the unpleasantness from the Necryemancer, I am eager to move onto the next little taster, Eric the Red. Half the glass is gone by the time my finger and thumb approach it, a deed my (only) drinking buddy at the table denies. I eye her suspiciously as I divert the other half of my attention to the brew, with its light, metallic aroma and dry malt character. The color is a satisfyingly deep, dark mahogany, varnished in its own grains, a color that would suggest both richness and bitterness were this a black tea. The body is engaging, gripping with alacrity, and the flavor is sweeter than the aroma would suggest. Yet the robust introduction is followed by a deflated conclusion, the aftertaste short and unexpectedly brief. The mid-flavor is relatively sweet with a rusty, rye taste, but the body, once commanding, quickly thins out, no longer able to hold the flavor on its shoulders. IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Nose is caramel and floral. Rust with a small heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is caramel with light contrasting bitter and sweet.
dwyerpg (6286) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Some definite caramel in the aroma of this. Looks good. This is okay but it has a slight funk to in in the finish. Okay. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Draught at the brewpub. Dark red/brown color with a light beige head. Light american hops and chocolate malt over a bit of toasty caramel in the aroma. The flavor is also a blend of ample hops, dry chocolate malt, and light caramel. Bitterness is pretty modest overall, and the finish shows a surprising amount of chocolate malt. Pretty clean fermentation, without much yeast character. Hops are there but I wouldn’t really put this in the "hoppy red" category, and there isn’t dominating dark crystal malt either. Chocolate is the quality that sticks out the most to me, but seems to separate from the rest of the flavors to move this into brown ale territory. Interesting. brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh.
Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment. omhper (25372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy mahogany colour, creamy head. fairly sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Mild caramel and roastinessSalty and mid hoppy, but with rather restrained hop aromas. Light resiny bitterness.