kbudd19 (930) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TXBadger (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Barreras (1415) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Fatehunter (1947) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark red body.
The aroma is loaded with dark fruit, dry grains and spice.
The taste is mildly sweet at first, then quickly moderately bitter, tending towards a dry bitter finish.
The texture is crisp.
rumproasts (4448) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Deep amber red with small head. Sweet malty base with big hops. Some crystal malt and marmelade. Quite a bit of booze. Big beer.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark caramel/dark fruit malty aroma. Sweet, and little toasty. Subtle wood. Raisin/dark cherry flavor. Sweet/caramel malt. Citrus, spicy hops. Moderate bitterness.
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Dark amber color, clear. Nice hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity. Caramel flavor, not too sweet, with good hopping level, and good contribution of hop resins, some orange peel too.
Good, clean beer.
BVery (8909) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Sampled at ABR. Clear orange/amber pour. Notes of grapefruit, chamomile, and lemon. Finish is a bit rough.
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 (10409) - 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.