Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2008
A fine ale: body is full, attractive color, refined aroma, and good flavor composition. Strong malty toast and almond flavor. Light hop spiciness comes in at the middle, but fades during the aftertaste. Some fruitiness too, like dates or figs. Or raisins, there is definitely some raisin in there. bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Roasty in flavor and in aroma.There is a hint of caramel. Great look to it. Dark bronze, with a red tint? A nice off-white head that stays long. A strong malt palate throughout, although, a slight bit watery. Another Great Lakes winner. Drink up! tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Nice red ale with sizable head. Burnt carmel and slight bitter with dry taste and abrupt ending. Good drinking beer. Taste grew on me more and more as I made my way through. SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2006
On Tap, Mad-Mex, Pgh, PAfakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Poured a hazy, light amber. Nice white head with good lacing around the glass. Aroma of toasted malts and sweet fruity notes. Flavor however was sweet and hoppy. I didn’t really care for it. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Not bad, but not my type.
I like a decent amount of Great Lake’s beer (need to get around to rating more). This one has me a bit disappointed. Pours a very light copper with no real head. It has a creamy mouthfeel up front, but ends a bit watery. Smells like a beer (no real distinct smell, so just normal malt. Light toasted malt, maybe slight floral and fruit. Nothing that is the main focus. Very light tasting beer. I seem to prefer more stronger flavored beers (regardless of the type) so this one just not stack up for me due to the very light flavor.
Rerated only due to a mistake on initial rating.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap. Pours clear amber red with a small white head which thins quickly. Aroma of malt, bread, hint of hops. Taste is caramel malt, yeast, a touch of hops in the finish. Medium bodied with good balance. Nice Red. WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2009
This was very good and it was no surprise. Good roasted bready taste that finished smooth with enough hops. Good dark red color. It was pretty thick too, or at least had a good body to it. Only thing that too away from it was a smell that wasnt too strong, but i can live with that for the most part. Billicus (296) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
bottle, aroma, I swear some like old irish Potatoes
color, amber hue rich head
taste, neat Potatoe type esters, more like a cereal doughy type malt ester, for sure was rich maltness throughtout
overall, awesome, lookin forward to it again. Mindwarp (295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Pours a dark amber/red with a thin white head. Heavy malt aroma some sweetness. taste follows the nose. Overall a pretty good beer.