Tmoney99 (14602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle shared by B3C. Poured a dark brown with an average rocky off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderatey hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter sweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2006
(22oz bottle, thanks wilkie) Small beige head atop a hazy garnet body. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, some earthy. Watery light-medium body, undercarbonated. jcwattsrugger (12433) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2009
growler-pours a disappearing off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/some chocolate, some metallic hops bite. Mild carbonation. b3shine (8928) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks alright; amber with some lace. Smells and tastes average. Mouthfeel is the same. Kind of disappointing for a Portsmouth. AirForceHops (7298) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Poured into a pint glass, almost transparent red color. Real thin white head, some lace. Nose of sweet malt and light sugar. Reminds me of an Irish Red rather than amber ale. Good amount of drinkability and would order again. Sweet and refreshing. Nice lasting finish that made me order another one. The nicer of the two brews I had on this day. Enjoyable.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
I had this in a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy amber to red color with a decent half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds.
The smell had a nice amount of caramel malts with a nice light bittering somewhat piney hoppiness letting itself in the aroma.
The taste was a nice combination of caramel malts to bitter piney hops.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was smooth yet still had a good balance to the harshness trying to pummel my mouth and tongue into submission.
Overall, I say this was a great American Amber/Red Ale well worthy of having again. thornecb (5947) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Toasted caramel aromas. Sweet caramel and candy corn from front to back. Thin with mild roasted hops half way through the lasting finish. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Draft at Portsmouth Brewing. Pours a hazy brown-amber with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, citrus, and some piney hops. Flavor is similar with lingering sweet malt and piney hops. Lots of caramel and a decent amount of hops in this red. Medium in body and a malty and mildly hoppy red. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle shared by TurdFurgison. Thanks, Eric! Pours a reddish-amber color with a short off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some amber malt and faint hops along with a pretty decent amount of diacetyl, which carries over into the flavor. Very disappointing. Buttered bread. I would not have this one again. Hopefully it was just an off bottle. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the brew pub. Amber red in color with a small cream colored head. Aroma is of nuts, light malt, caramel and toast. Taste is similar with hints of toffee and chocolate.