SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2008
A good local brew, usually drink it draft. Has a decent head that dicipates quickly. Nice full flavor that is long lasting. Good to drink during the summer. blipp (9502) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle. Appearance: Ruby cola brown, off white head. Aroma: Nutty malts, a bit of hops. Palate: Medium. Flavor: Nuuty roasted malt, chestnut, even a hint of chocolate and caramel. A bit of fruit somes in as it warms as well at some citrusy tasting hops. Overall: This gets bumped up a few points for being a Buffalo NY classic. I hope I can still drink this when I’m 80. redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Caramel malts with just a slight toastiness on the nose. Pours dark amber, red color. malty, roasty, with some caramel malts, toasted malts, toffee, with slight hints of citrus hops, nice red. beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2007
deep ruby color with a white head, slightly hoppy boquet with some malt present. Malth flavor well balanced by hop bitterness, medium to light mouth feel. Pretty good beer. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Im not the biggest fan of irish ales, but this one wasnt too bad, probably the best form this brewery.
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 medium bodied red ale, pour is dark red with an off white head, great malt flavor, very drinkable TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
12 oz bottle, 01/06? Any pour not down the side shoots up a big head that settles like a float atop hazed amber. Lacy streamers. Nose is molasses, brown sugar and nuts. Taste starts with sweet, smoky prunes and a carb tang. Sour blackberry finish. A bit watery but adds to drinkability. Quite nice at almost two (?) years. AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Sample at FCBF - Indistinguishabel red ale with a fresh flavor. It’s fine but unremarkable. LinusStick (3484) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
This is one tasteful Irish ale! Aroma of strong malt, a bit of hops and pennies (copper to those across the pond). Pour was a nice dark amber with an inviting 2 finger white head. Taste was sharply carbonated and malty. The hops aren’t noticeable by themselves, but just balance out the malt to the point where it’s not too much of either. This is a skillfully made brew. Nice! yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2007
(On tap at Top of the Falls in Niagara Falls, NY) Aviator Red is a solid, slightly sparkling red ale with a small, soft off-white head that is fully diminishing. The aroma is of fresh wooden hops, some resin, a bit of caramel malt and peppery alcohol. It is soft and smooth in the mouth; medium bodied and a bit flat. It is well bittered with a wooden resin flavor. The malt is tart and a bit sour. It is a slightest touch sweet when it first touches the tongue. It’s pretty well balances but perhaps a bit raw. It leaves the mouth with a chalky feeling. I thought perhaps this was a Scotch ale, but with more hop presence than I would expect from one of those. I guess this is what an Irish ale is like-- the first one I’ve reviewed, I believe. Not bad at all.