sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark ruby-brown with a foamy but craggy and unruly light tan head-- the pint looked like some kind of science experiment. Aroma of earthy dark caramel malt, with some dried cherry or plum notes and a trace of yeast extract. Off-sweet malt, musty and muddy flavors, with dried fruit esters and some medicinal herb notes. A bit of bitteness on the finish, but not particularly hoppy. Medium palate, fairly carbonated. Generally OK, but I wouldn’t look for it again. jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Bottle as a bonus in a trade with Rudolf:
Pours a deep red with a small white head that faded to a nice ring. Slight vegetal aroma with a touch of burnt toast. Flavor is nutty and a little bit bit of biscuits. Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of rudolf via Secret Santa. Aroma is burnt caramel, nuts , and a hint of some fruit. Pours a transparent reddish-brown with an insignificant off-white head. Moderate sweet caramel and a touch of fruit up front. Hints of nuts, burnt flavors, and chocolate in the middle. Finishes with a light roasty bitterness. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2006
On tap at Colter Bay. Pours a cloudy deep amber with a beige sticky head. Aroma is very sharp sweet dark crystal malt- burnt caramel and a slight smoke to it- with a decent citrus hoppy balance. Flavor was a bit too sweet and harsh on the palate despite its big body. Seems as though there was too much very dark crystal malt used. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavour is mainly caramel. Not much hop character. Thin body. A generic type of pub-ale. Bland. My last “free” beer at the BCTC 2006, it was getting late, the official session had been over for more than an hour but some brewers were still giving beer away to finish their kegs. I wonder why there was still some Aviator Red left?
saint386 (4) - Lancaster, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2006 does not count
Nice apperance. Aroma light but toasty. Flavor has choclate at finish but fruity upfront. Good session beer. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Light coppery red in color with no head. Chocolately and malty aroma. Roasty notes. Fruity malty flavor. Cherry notes. Finish is roasty. Thin bodied. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Light red with a small head. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Some cherry, some cocoa with a nice, mellow roastiness. blankboy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby with an average size diminishing off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt and grain. Light to medium bodied. Eh, it’s alright but not really my thing, it’s kind of bland and I need more hops in my Ales. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of roast, sweet malts. Flavor is sweet, roast, and a slight hoppy bitter finish. Good body, good brew.