Onslow (1203) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from 12oz bottle. Clear deep red brew with one finger of dense tan head. Great aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, a little caramel. Taste is sweet at the start, a light resinous bitter up front, moderately complete fruity towards the end and then with a drier finish. A little boozey at the very end. Nice.
gkeh (228) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby red color, foamy beige head that provides excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, red barley, mild grapefruit, some pine, spruce, and honey. Taste follows the aroma nicely. Medium bodied, this is a very good beer!
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
well, i really don’t like reds or imperial reds so but i have to try them all . . pours a deep ruby tan .. lots of bangin foam head . fantastic lacing .. . a bit warm in the throat .. . deep caramel and red malts .. . a very well made beer, balanced beautifully .. . . Did you ever spell a word so bad that your spell check has absolutely no clue what you’re trying to spell? What do you end up getting, you end up getting, like, a question mark. You got a million dollars of technology just looking back at you like, ’You got me, buddy. Which is pretty amazing because I have all the words.’
ametras (478) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear ruby red with a frothy beige head. Flavors are caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts, dried fruits, pine resin, minerals, citrus, grass and alcohol with nutty and earthy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky texture.
superspak (2766) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/20/2014. Pours crystal clear ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial red ale. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
zoucrew102 (577) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Caramel malt sweetened followed by citrus hop notes. Pours a deep red color with one finger of tan head and a little bit of lacing. Starts with sweet caramel flavors with notes of citrus. Finishes dry with good citrus hop flavor. Nice red.
Trev (1955) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber: dark red pour with a thick tan head.
Aroma is toffee, bready. Piney hop. Light peppery spice.
Flavour is fruity, some alc sweetness on front of palate. Bready and caramel. Pine and citrus hop through mid palate. Despite an obvious alc note, it manages to not be overly so.
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travita (4109) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is red, beige colored head, and red in color. The smell is malts, grass, resin, caramel, and syrup. The taste is alcohol, strong, hops, grass, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Deep garnet with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, booze, caramel. Taste is caramel, toast, pine, grass.
drjay44 (2702) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium thick, tiny bubbled, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear effervescent, ruby brown (SRM 20) body......nose is pine, resin, citrus peel, tropical fruit including mango, light toffee/caramel, hints of cereal, toasted malts, minimal esters, balance to the malts......taste is sweet with tropical and dried fruit notes, hints of toffee/caramel, floral hop notes, with light spice, resin, pine, citrus peel, with a moderate lingering hop bitterness, balanced.....mouth feel, body medium, sticky mildly acidic, carbonation makes a creamy mouthful. This is a rich, sweet, with great complexity in aroma and flavor, beer. It is well balanced. It is quite soft, with a light hop bitterness. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7