pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 Bottle. Iíve had this many times, both bottled and on tap. This got incredibly better once they re-opened the brewery. It used to be light, thin, and not very flavorful. Now, itís deep, with a caramel sweetness and a smooth mouthfeel. ETA - another re-rate here. This beer is legit now. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- dark red/brown body with light tan head. great head retention.
S- malty, carmel, nuts, maybe hints of chocolate.
T- nuts, carmel, and malt up front. Bitter hop aftertaste. Hints of chocolate may be in the background.
P- medium weight body and very fizzy.
O- this was interesting and worth a try. Quite complex taste to it. The carbonation gets in the way of the character though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-06-2007 19:07:59
-- DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Clear amber, thin off-white head, and somewhat lacey. Diacatyl bombarded nose, diacatyl bombarded flavors...the nose...butterscotch and toff. The flavors, toffee and grassy hops...quite hoppy actually...but diacatyl is everwhere. I wouldnít rate it but it seemed the brewery reps were there and serving it at the flour city brewer fest in rochester, so be it. A lesson in diacatyl awareness...should be served to anyone studying becoming a beer judge. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2009
12oz bottle. Hazy, dark brown with ruby tint, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, breadiness and some grains. Flavor is caramel, bready, some hop balance as well. Meidum body with creaminess. Solid. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 [1873-20081205] Cask. Beery aroma has lots of yeast grains and multigrain characteristics. Slightly hazy, dark red brown body with quick off-white bubbles. Heavy yeast multigrain malt flavour. Boozy medium-full body. Booziness is fine but the rest is heavy. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2008
(@ Mr. Goodbar; Buffalo, NY)
[3525B-20101228] Tap. Some grainy malt in the aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown body with long-lasting creamy off-white head. Grainy flavour has a little toasted buttery malt and a nice sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Perfect for sipping while watching Canada beat the Czech Republic 7-1 at the World Juniors!! (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(@ HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY)
Appearance: Pours a garnet-hued body with a bubbly, off-white head.
Smell: A simple, straight-forward aroma of dark caramel and toasted grains.
Taste: Dark caramel maltiness with a slight sweetness. Lightly astringent toasted graininess. Earthy hop character and medium bitterness. Finishes dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Eh, it’s just an average red at best. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: October 11, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet caramel malt aroma with a nice bready character, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice bready character, well balanced with earthy hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
12oz bottle. Deep reddish-mahogany. Aroma of mercurocome, very medicinal. Old hospital. Sweet sugary malt. kinda syrupy. lots of caramel, some toffee. Very sweet. I prefer a red more dry. alexkeil (20) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2008
Finally Buffalo has a beer it can call its own again...one of my favorite beers, drinks easy, great aftertaste, a malty alternative to the hoppy beer varities. Red is best on tap in Buffalo at the Lafayette Tap Room or Century Grill. BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2008
You know, it is what it was supposed to be, but I guess I just donít like Irish reds. It reminds of of Sam Adams Irish red, didnít really care for that one either. very dark red, off white color head. Malty, just canít put my finger on what i donít like about it, but it wasnít my favorite.