Scotty001 (565) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Poured reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is sweet, dark fruit, chocolate. Kobold (41) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
Appearance: a wet red brick lathered in late autumn sunlight.
Aroma: distant camp fire at whose side unknown wanderers are barbecuing potatoes with the skins still on and toasting. woody resin also moves within and without the smoke.
Taste: a near unfathomable ancient biscuit malt dying into a confused, dry citrus finish. the sweetness transits from molasses to sugar-augmented soy sauce, to mellow aged stone fruit. as time wears an occasional lingering salmon swims about.
Palate: a little tickle despite the light cream texture.
Overall: not my preferred genre at the moment, though I do appreciate the rapid evolution into variegated degrees of malt sweetness.
bulldogops (2699) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Rating #1237 - 27.08.2014 On tap @revolutionyeg. Nice amber/orange colour with a decent white/tan foam with medium retention. Aroma is sweet, malty. Taste is very strong, malty, and a hint of toffee. Finish is smooth - pretty standard. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt red color with a light carbonation to be seen rising. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within a minute leaving a light lacing glossing the sides of the glass.
The smell had a combination of nutty to caramel malts.
The taste was basically the same in a sweet sort of malty way. A long rich malty aftertaste bled into a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with good sessionability about it. The carbonation was smooth. I liked it.
Overall, I say this was a good Irish Red ale that I would have again. BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
341 ml bottle purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor, and served in a short, footed flute glass. The first Star Trek-inspired beer I ever saw (or has been made), and the second one I’ve reviewed (or are about to). I don’t recall any potent potables from Vulcan on the shows or in the movies, only blue Romulan ale and crimson Klingon bloodwine...perhaps this brew is a well-kept secret, helping them to shed their fortress-like, cold, pure logic and warm up for a night of Pon Farr release (calling it "lovemaking" doesn’t fit with our pointy-eared Federation pals). Enough illogical yakking; let’s get to the pure scientific analysis. Pours a hazy orange-amber, with light carbonation, and a slightly puffy off-white head with large doilies of lace. The nose is spicy, woody hops with toasted grain, a few winey red berries, and some weiss/wit-esque banana, all mildly sweet. For an Irish red ale-inspired libation. this profile is rather...well...illogical. Flavor-wise, I detect lightly spicy fruitiness, fragrant woodiness, and dark toasted malt, not very sweet on the whole, and with a touch of caramelized banana, all definitely...fascinating. Moderately thick mouthfeel and appealingly chewy. A strange style hybrid, but one that is worth further examination. Spock out. (Sorry, got carried away...)
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
As other comments, bought it for the novelty. Pleasantly surprised, not a bad Irish Red Style of Ale. Pours reddish brown with big foamy head. Smells of of caramel and malt sweetness with some florals. Taste is caramel and biscuit with a balance hop bitter in the middle. The finish is more on the burnt caramel side with another spike in sweetness. Not bad but a bit sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bhensonb (15326) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine in Lynwood, WA. Pours copper with a yellowish head. Caramel aroma. Not really pleasing. Med body. Caramel flavor, sweetish, with hints of hop bitter. Aftertaste has possible chocolate notes. Flavor volcano compared to a macro loger, probably decent for the style, but dullllllll! cyrenaica (1143) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
473ml can kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
RBC Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
April 7, 2014
The beer pours a translucent red with gold hues and a generous light tan coloured head. The aroma is caramel, burnt wood, and floral hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is burnt caramel, metallic tones, and an almost artificial sweetness.
Look, I’ll admit that I bought this pretty much entirely for the novelty. It was relatively cheap, and I love Star Trek, so I figured why not?
The pour is a nice surprise: Ruddy amber body: appears crisp and clear. One and a half finger almond meat head dissipates eventually down to just a couple of cm, all the while leaving wonderful lacing down the edges.
Nose is wonderfully caramel rich, some biscuits and some spicy... something? Can’t quite put my finger on it. Definitely driven by the toasted caramel and biscuits. The pleasant surprise continues
Starts out more green than expected based on style and aroma, but considering the blood of its namesake..
Sweet toffee and caramel greet the crisp... green-ness (almost kind of vinous, maybe somewhat leafy?), dominating most of the malt profile, which is the driving force in this brew. There’s some biscuit stuffiness, but it’s definitely sweeter than most red ale’s I’ve had (admittedly not that many).
Fairly crisp, and a bit of leafy hops continue through the finish. The stale-type biscuit malts are present, but the sweet greens and toffee really drive this thing. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
330ml Bottle - Not bad. Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Very malt forward brew. Easy drinking, this was a decent beer.