troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Draught. Deep amber red colour, almost like bloody mud, with a thick white head. Much lacing. Aroma of malt, biscuit and woodland. Full malty flavour, with a touch of pine, a touch of toast and a touch of rusk. Medium hop finish. Lekker! stchloe (1067) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Another great red ale. Here an initial hoppiness gives way to a sweet malt body. While there is a hint of toasted barley, could be better. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Draft at Bailey’s Taproom. This is a really well-made, flavorful little beer. Pours deep grainy ruddied medium amber with a dense but too-brief tan head. Nice brown bread, biscuit, and light caramel nose. Creamy, slightly grainy medium body. No flaws on the mid-palate. Not the single most amazing mid-palate for flavors, but boasts some brown bread, caramel, wet leaves, and a bit of toast. Nice stuff. Clean finish. raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2008
on tap at mickey finns. aromas of wheat toast, dark caramel, walnuts. crisp copper red color with an off-white head.has appropriate carbonation and a little weight in the mouth. flavors of dark caramel, whole wheat bread, plum. the crispness fo the falvors here makes this a superior amber/red to me, since others fo this type have an odd flavor patch that i cant describe but dont like. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2008
On cask at Bailey’s taproom. Pours red/copper with a bubbley off-white head. Nutty malts up front, fruity with a soft toasty caramel character. I really enjoyed the balance this beer had, the pairing of the toasty malts and the citrus hops was well done, the cask thinned it all out and subdued the hops a bit, but it still was delicious.
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Tap at Rose and Raindrop. Reddish-amber coloured beer. Thin white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Pale candyish biscuity malt. Fruity, caramel malt, some yeastiness and a bit of resiny and citrusy hop flavour. Yeast throws loads of raspberry/cherry esters with with some sweet C-hops. Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2005
Cask- Pours cloudy orange with a creamy offish white head. Smells really cleanly brewed with a bit of sweetness citrus. Oranges and sweetness right up front and then fading to a very smooth end. Very little bitterness on the finish. The flavor is incrediblly orange. I love this beer. I drove an hour to have another pint (or two) It reminds me of humbolt red nectar. HH (166) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Other than the color, this just about enters IPA teritory with hops everywhere and as such I find it most enjoyable. I will drink this anytime I can find it. Nice color! Crit (4011) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2003
Cask at the Archer:The cask brings out a nice soft hop nose with a hint of malt.The flavor starts medium malty with medium hop bite at the end drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Named for Vlad the Impaler...interesting, I knew the guy had a taste for blood but he must have been a hop fan as well. Other than the red color, this is almost straight-up an IPA. Very hoppy, rather tasty but not as much malt here as I would have hoped.