jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampl d at RBSG. From notes. Caramel dominates with good hints of pine. Cool brew.
musinj6 (476) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark clear ruby with one finger head leaving moderte lacing . Strong malted caramel with a boozy edge . Moderately sweet and bitter with dome burnt sugar, almost trappist notes to it. Long bittersweet finish. This is an impressive beer.
Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at 4 Hands duringan esbls tasting. This is very dark red brown with a small beige head that leaves sticky lacing. An astringent nose that is rich and malty. This is full of rich malts with a nice load of hops that are spicy and have a bit of a bite.
gregwilsonstl (1554) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head. Dark red. Some spice. Caramelized. A little sweet. Some bitter. Well rounded. Thanks carter.
vyvvy (5008) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has dark roasted malt, cream, dark toffee, warming alcohol, berries, apple sweetness and syrup. Medium body with a bit of crispness and sharp micro carbonation. The flavor starts with berry sweetness, caramel malt, sweet toastiness and somehow there is a char-like character even though it doesn’t taste roasty. The finish is very sweet and malty.l Decent for the style.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy dark orange color with a small white head. The aroma was light fruity and malty. The taste was solid caramel malt flavor with a hoppy bitterness and downplayed fruity notes. It ended dry and yet somewhat with a malty finish. Very good.
DrSilverworm (9082) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by phaleslu. Clear dark red color. Good thin khaki head. Good lace. Tropical fruity hop flavor, light spicy hop. Sweeter taste, light bitter, light bit of alcohol. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Respectable double red ale.
RobertDale (4543) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and pine. Taste is caramel malt, fruit, spice, pine, and a bit of alcohol. Nice.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via local STL trade. Pours a clear amber with virtually no head. Notes of caramel and amber malts, grass, straw, cereal, brown sugar, and a bit of fruit- maybe apple? Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. I’m not sure an imperial red ale is ever going to be my thing, but this one isn’t bad.
alexsdad06 (7415) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by phaleslu. Ppurs a clear deep amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, grass, some dark fruit, earthy, herbal notes, seems a bit disconnected. I was happy to try everything at the tasting and this could have suffered because of all the other big beers.