Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from the Co-OP, mahogany pour with a light brown head that lingers. Nice malty aroma with a tinge of citrus. Strong malt backbone with a subtle sweet/citrus finish. Lingering malt flavors make this a great drinker. The glass is empty and you want more!! One of my favorite big reds so far.
Dogbrick (9185) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish-amber color with a thick foamy off-white head that dissipates gradually. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with caramel and fruity hops in the background. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, citrus and mild piney hops. The finish is malty up front with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
Oakes (13303) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-red. Sweet caramel, touch of alcohol, earthy notes, light citrus and a full body.
undsioux7 (835) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly cloudy brown with ruby highlights. Medium tan head that dissapates. Aroma is strong alchohol, dank citrus hops and caramel malt. Taste is morecof the same with some bitterness and a touch more tropical fruits. Its just too much.
slowrunner77 (6760) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Another big red going for balance between Carmel chocolate and nutty malts and sweet and bitter citrusy hops. Pretty well done though not enough to justify the price tag."
Onslow (1247) - 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 (303) - 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 (6682) - .....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 (691) - 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 (3237) - 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.