Gerbeer (3785) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap. Pours a dark mahogany/red with light head. Vegetable hop aromas. Flavors of resin and sharp acidic malts. Not a fan. luttonm (6482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft at Mountlake Terrace brewpub. Fresh. caramel-amber malt bomb. caramel mahogany, tight foam. tart carbonation and hop bitterness. good tobacco-leather note. nice, solid, but not hitting the style i was expecting. JDBaker11058 (2246) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Appearance: deep, clear amber red with a huge, fluffy, frothy creamy tan head that rises unevenly above the lip of the glass in a slowly dissipating pillow; a surprisingly beautiful beer. Aroma: caramel grains, wet barley, honey, a hint of rye whiskey and toffee. Taste: smoothly, lightly sweet grains, caramel, a hint of toasted nuts and buttery toffee, with just a hint of herbal, piney hops. Finish: clean, crisp, almost lager-like, with a lingering toasty sweet note. Notes: I’m an admitted lover of Irish Red Ales, and this is one of the better versions I’ve ever had. Slightly sweet, not overly hopped like many American takes on the style, and a really good looking beer to boot. Plus, it was like $3.49 for a 22 oz bomber at Total Wine in Alexandria, VA. What’s not to love?
mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Reddish color with a medium head. Lacks any type of aroma. not really a fan of red ales. This one is not bad. Can’t pinpoint a specific taste. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bomber. Not much in terms of memorable. Better than a BMC but not by much.
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maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is awfully malty with a little bit of caramel in there. Taste is much the same, with a bit of toasting and a slightly bitter taste. OK, but not great. chinchill (5071) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2016 Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. (Revisited in March 2016 - averaged ratings).
Pours a deep reddish-amber with a decent off-white head that is pretty durable and leaves great lacing.
Smells notably hoppy on top of a mild malt base, but (sample 1 only) with a very faint musky note.
The taste starts malty and good, but (sample 1 only) the musky off-flavor appears mid-taste and lingers into the mildly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: very smooth a bit buttery; near medium body is slightly watery; medium carbonation. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Drake (13942) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Name: Slante’s Irish Style Red Ale
Date: June 19, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy dark red, scant off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet buttery caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, bigger better butter, caramel, very light balancing bitterness, light earthyness
Overall: butter bomb
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Score: *+ /4
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Nutty and toffeeish aroma with herbal hops. The taste is toffee, berries, earthy notes and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
a completely solid irish ale if ever there was one. its a bit sweet on the palate, overtly like shortbread. but otherwise its quite good.