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Barnstormer Red - Blackhorse Pub & Brewery

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Barnstormer Red
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BA SCORE
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 24.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship beer! This smooth traditional red ale uses Hallertau hops to accompany its sweet round finish.

(Beer added by: HardTarget on 12-08-2003)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mfavoino:
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mfavoino

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -10.8%

Had on tap at Blackhorse Pub and Brewery.

A: Deep red color with some haze to it. Small head and little lacing.

S: Sweet Caramel malts with a grainy undertone. No hops to speak of. Expecting a rich, malt-heavy red ale.

T: Caramel flavor comes through and is sweet for this style. Buttery flavors come through, which left me thinking there might be an issue with this batch. Finishes with more sweetness.

M: Low carbonation with a medium body.

O: Something seems off with the buttery flavor and overly sweet flavors. Not a positive representation of the style.

12-19-2012 22:47:10 | More by mfavoino
More User Reviews:
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

02-07-2014 01:26:09 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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stampfler07

Colorado

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-23-2011 00:39:53 | More by stampfler07
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Brent

Kentucky

2.58/5  rDev -17.8%

Pretty lackluster for a red. The malt had an almost raw grain note, very unsophisticated. Cried out for hops, but very little was delivered. The sort of beer where you take a sip, and wait for the flavor to go somewhere. Here, it never gets off the launching pad. Despite being pretty insipid, it is not a bad beer - no glaring brewing flaws, just not much to offer in the flavor department.

08-15-2004 03:20:45 | More by Brent
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

08-09-2014 19:28:24 | More by elkinbrown
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Misfit138

Tennessee

3.63/5  rDev +15.6%

on tap at Black Horse

A- Nice amber color with moderate head.

S- Largely malts, but overall not much smell.

T- The taste caught me off guard. It was malts and somewhat sweet. To me tasted different then other red ales I have had.

M - Rather light, not too carbonated.

D- I liked the beer, if I am there again I would have another.

07-01-2008 03:26:36 | More by Misfit138
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +20.4%

Served on-tap in a flight of 2 oz. samples.

Pours clear reddish-brown, with a slight off-white head that leaves behind nice sheet-like lace on the sides of the glass.

The nose hints at the malty nature of the beer, with light toffee and a bit of sweet caramel.

Medium-bodied and lightly carbonated; a full malty palate carries caramel sweetness with the faintest roasty dark chocolate character, falling away into a clean malty finish. Very little hop presence is discernible.

Overall a fairly decent and tasty example of the style, and one of which I wouldn't mind enjoying a pint.

04-13-2009 15:19:48 | More by superdedooperboy
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soju6

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +10.8%

Beer has an amber hue with a light head. The smell hints of caramel, but mostly generic. The taste was clean with a light sweetness I did not expect . Feel is a medium body with low carbonation and goes down smooth. Worth a try if your at the pub, one of the better brews they had on tap.

04-08-2010 12:15:41 | More by soju6
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baxterbrew

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

This beer has a wide variability. I've tried it several times over the years and you just don't know if it's going to be great or if it's going to be barely drinkable. It tends to be a little too malty and not very well carbonated. Hit or miss on this one.

10-02-2006 21:09:06 | More by baxterbrew
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Jenebauer

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

08-09-2014 19:57:08 | More by Jenebauer
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HeyMarkRoss

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

06-16-2014 03:25:50 | More by HeyMarkRoss
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whartontallboy

New York

2.3/5  rDev -26.8%

Served on tap at the Blackhorse 1-3-05.

Appearance - Deep amber with very little white head.

Smell - Other times I've had this brew it's had almost no smell to speak of, but the one I had tonight had some aroma of caramel.

Taste - Very bland in the flavor department, with a lightly hopped character. It almost tastes like the brewmaster was going for "smooth" but just got "watery."

Overall - Another decent, if forgettable, brew at the Blackhorse. By no means a great example of the style, and I didn't want another after I finished, but fairly smooth and drinkable. In all fairness, I remember really enjoying a pitcher of this in early 2004, so maybe I caught a bad batch this time.

01-04-2005 03:42:40 | More by whartontallboy
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HardTarget

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -13.1%

Aroma: Almost non-existent. A faint whiff of some malt and some light citric notes.
Appearance: Clear light amber/red, white head with little lacing
Flavor: Balance is on the sweet side with a fair amount of ripe raspberry tastes coming through.
Mouthfeel: Light body, a touch watery. Not much to comment on.
Overall Impression: Don’t blink, you’ll miss it. A very bland taste, but what little you get is fairly tasty. Another one to order for your Bud drinking friends, this is unable to offend, but also unable to inspire.

12-08-2003 04:04:53 | More by HardTarget
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ZEB89

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-03-2014 22:36:31 | More by ZEB89
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RussAttitude


5/5  rDev +59.2%

04-16-2013 20:10:14 | More by RussAttitude
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MountainMatt

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -36.3%

08-30-2014 20:29:23 | More by MountainMatt
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.03/5  rDev -3.5%

Appearance: Lightly hazed, amber-hued body with a small, somewhat fizzy, white head.

Smell: Aroma smelling of buttered-up biscuits with some sweetish toffee tones and nominal fruity notes. No real apparent hop character.

Taste: Tastes of caramel and toffee from the malts with a relatively light amount of overall sweetness. Again, there's that gosh-darned diacetyl, so, yeah, more butter from Blackhorse. Hint of ripe fruitiness. Very mild, very fleeting hop presence, with almost nil bitterness to offer. Meager touch of biscuits. Then, it's more of the same until the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Assumably designed and formulated with ease of drinkability, as it's just so mild (and so buttery) in all its facets. My dear Fine Friend Fifi opted for this buttery offering.

11-19-2009 21:03:04 | More by ChainGangGuy
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robertjskelton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -36.3%

08-10-2014 22:23:48 | More by robertjskelton
Barnstormer Red from Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.