dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Hophead22. Pours a murky brownish red with thin qhite head. Aroma evident of floral hops, malt, pine, and sweetness. Flavor is similar with an addition of dried fruit and an pleasant alcohol burn. Normally this is bad, but with this one it was good. VERY pleasant aftertaste.
Rumbero (32) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aged 3+ years. did not know what to expect and don’t remember last time I had it fresh. so... it pours ruby brown (reddish) with a thick frothy head with good retention. clarity is on the cloudy side. as expected there’s some off flavors of oxidation, band-aid and green apples but its not overwhelming. bready sweet malts and earthy hops still come through. it had medium/full body with decent carbonation. texture is on oily side. strong astringency that hits the palate to almost harsh levels. taste of heavy sweet malts, earthy hops and alcohol with some off soy-saucey thing going on. major components (semi-harsh astringency, bitterness and alcohol warmth) last long after swallowing. - wish I had a fresh for comparison.
cfrancis (3216) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep burgandy with an off white foamy top. Aroma is caramel and toffee rich malts. Big earthy and grapefruit hops. Taste is a nice big round mouthfeel, loads of hops and bit rich malts. Nice beer.
lownote (541) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh my gosh such a strong rye aroma. Pours with a hazy white head and a nice red body, slightly opaque. Very light body. Really spicy flavor from the rye, a bit of pine hops, and a light bitterness. Delicious.
demannu (401) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dont have much experience with red ales but might need to try more. Overall very pleased by this beer. Deep copper/red color with white head that reducing to a nice ring. Smooth feel and novelty balanced flavors.
Cristobal37 (848) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 25, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet biscuit malts. Ruby brown minimal head. Hoppy almost rye malty. Long bitter finish. Heavy yet even strong hops, great beer.
Holmen2 (3079) - NORWAY - JUN 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shark attack at Mi2 at Cardinal 20.06.16. Dark orange. Persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, ripe fruit, Sevilla marmalade, wood and redcurrants, Similar taste, with warming alcohol. Excellent!
tandembrauer (1249) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy reddish copper with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark bread, some fruity notes. Tastes sweet and bitter. Highly carbonated, some alcoholic warmth. The beer was bottled 4 yrs, 3 months ago.
JFF (165) - - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mousse beige abondante. Robe cuivrée légèrement opaque. Amertume modérée, goût matlée et légèrement caramélisé. Superbement balancé, on ne se rend pas compte du taux d’alcool à la dégustation.
solidfunk (7876) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big malty taste here that goes underappreciated in modern hop worship world of beer. This is complex in raw barley. I get the sense of organic hipster heirloom barley strains at play. Or at least I sense good barley. Light citrus aroma and some booze. Caramelized malt. Tangy bitter finish. Tap at sovereign savor event.
kevinator (1889) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas and flavors slightly sweet, caramel, grainy malt, wood, spicy bitterness. Burnt orange color with a reddish tint. Nice head and body.