5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle:   Deep amber, small to moderate off-white head, frothy, little lacing, soft carbonation.   Big bready and biscuity nose.   Some caramel malt as well.   Very slight cough syrup tho.   Seems a bit malty one.   Not as heavy as the nose suggested, sweet, bready, caramel, biscuit, and thankfully without much of that cough syrup I got on the nose.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Warming, but not alcoholic.   Certainly a big Amber, but wished it has a bit of hop bitterness to balance out the caramel sweetness.   Not too far out of balance, but its certainly on the malty side.   Some cereal creeps in after the finish.   Decent, but I much prefer the original Ridgetop Red to this one. robforbes (2246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
pours a semi-clear copper with a medium size light tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of malt and spice.
taste is creamy, malt, spice, and molasses. ends thick and spicy. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Not a red ale. This is a barley wine through and through. Think Bigfoot, but more syrupy and caramely -- as well as sweeter. B-
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Theydon_Bois (19731) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle - 08/11/12.
Slightly obscured reddish brown with a big off white head - this looks the bollocks (shame it didn’t continue that way!!!).
Nose comprises caramel malts, hops, pine, sugar, hints of strawberry licqeur.
Tastes of sweet caramel malt, strawberry, pine, sugary sugary sugary.
Medium body with soft carbonation leading to a sweet over sugared finish.
Way too sweet becoming a little undrinkable towards the end and I did in fact give up 2/3rds of the way through my 12oz pour!