Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A full-bodied deep mahogany ale with ruby red highlights. Citrus notes of chamomile, grapefruit and Meyer lemon brighten the aroma. A zesty array of hop flavors from mango and bitter orange to green mint and hibiscus meld with the nutty, roasted caramel and subtle dried fruit flavors of the complex malt profile to create a surprisingly fresh, yet warming example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (329) - USA - JAN 7, 2015
An aromatic cap crackin’ went along with my first experience here, and although I certainly wasn’t overwhelmed by the fragrance, it wasn’t too bad. Hugely grapefruit, but I am finding some sweet fruits behind that aroma; apricot, that flowery mango. The first sip was tiny, and just gave a hint of hibiscus, but the caramel was a huge backdrop for it. I am finding no mint at all in the flavor, but as the brew warms, I am finding a touch of it in the aroma. The amber liquid is capped at first by a thick head, but this gently recedes, and quite slowly, over the course of the first half of the snifter. The aroma is getting larger as the brew warms, and is becoming the one I expected when I opened the bottle. Nice. I must admit that my first experience with the taste left me sad...a bit of a biter for me, and for what I expected to be a mellow experience on my taste buds, too bitter. However. The longer I taste, the more I let flow past my tongue, the warmer and more laid back it gets. It’s not the ABV by a stretch, as I’m only through half the glass. It’s only that my tasters adjusted and I let the brew warm a bit. Much more well rounded now through a half glass. The full body is nicely carbonated, carrying those flavors and aromas through in a medium perfectly adjusted for the task. Nice finish, although slightly long and slick, but the whole of the experience has been much more pleasant than expected from the first couple of minutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (627) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
great nose on this one with a beautiful taste to follow...very nice malt hop blend.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a light head. Aroma is hoppy sweet, Caramel and grains. Flavor is dry hops with big sweet notes. Caramel dry malts. Finishes dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours clear garnet with a big foamy head that leaves lovely lacing. Caramel and brown sugar wonderfully balanced with pine resin and grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bomber, thanks EW2014, amber pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is bitter, dark fruit, vanilla, awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 12/3/14. Bottle from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. The aroma had notes of light citrus, grapefruit & fresh hops. The taste was full in body with biscuit, citrus, good malt body & well balanced. Very easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1365) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle to goblet Spruce, loads of resin, and flowers. Reddish amber thin freamy off white head. Taste is dark chocolate, spruce, hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Dark red pour with light white head. Aroma is malty hops, brown sugar, very sweet. Taste is sweet up front followed by bitter hops, finish is bitter sweet. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (2001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours a dark reddish almost brown color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bit of nutty malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1318) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a cola brown color with a caramel malt aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, zest, and grapefruit. True Imperial beer flavor with a lasting bitternes that lingers well after the swallow. A nice beer for the style that got better as it got warmer.

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