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. gatorfan84 (26) - - MAY 23, 2015
Great tasting beer. It’s more of a brown ale than an Irish red. It has a subtle taste of unsweetened iced tea / coffee. I was impressed by it. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle from Pat’s. Pours a great clear ruby shade, with a sizable frothy khaki head. Aroma of cabernet, slight brown sugar and nuts. Tastes caramel malty, nutty, with a walnut/hazelnut, and a good deal of cabernet grapey flavor. Medium palate with decent balance and complexity. I like this one a lot more than most, and I consider it a top tier red ale, one of the finer examples of the style that I have yet quaffed. Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Good beer. A buffallo brew. With this and the way the sabres are playing we will soon rule america. Watch out you tools! beastiefan2k (4073) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 12 oz bottle poured into a small goblet glass from La trappe (just bought the glass, it came with the Quad as a bonus). Pours a very dark red almost brownish. No head but a small lacing sticking to the sides. Smell is present - malt driven. Bready, sour sweetness of cherries and tangerines, and a roasty coffee aspect. Humm, even some chocolate. I am starting to "get" Irish Ales. This and the Hooker I had were both malt driven in subtle ways. Its not in your face but there. Taste is light well balanced in fruitness, coffee and sweetness. The aftertaste is amazing. A sweetness sticking to your tongue and cheeks. Nothing really strong but nice. Average mouthfeel and low bitterness.8/3/8/3/15.
BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Rerate, its been about 6 months since I had this, I feel like I am drinking from the same batch and it has changed for the better. The fruit flavors have vanished and the sweet chocolate flavors emerged. An ESB character with buterscotch sweetness is coming out as well. I am more impressed with the color, which is very dark but still red. This really is a good Irish Ale. 8/4/8/3/16.
On draft at the brewery. Very dark red in color, maybe even a little bit cloudy. The smell features strong malts and a roasted chocolate note. The taste is sweet and malty but it still has a good bite to it. The beer’s flavor lingers in your mouth for a while This is a really good red ale.
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Thick creamy head. Superb processed malt, reminds me of Dunkels I had in Spiz. Clean, with good character, once again lovely roast. 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 pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 Bottle. I’ve 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, it’s deep, with a caramel sweetness and a smooth mouthfeel. ETA - another re-rate here. This beer is legit now. PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Dark roasted aroma leads to a very chewy ale. What I mean is that it was much more complex on the palate than I had anticipated. I expected the beer to be almost a swill fest but it bit me back with a hop bite in the end that I really didn’t expect. Neato stuff. Wish I had a couple more to run through. I liked it.