crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent and flavorful imperial red. Big fruit notes, malt is there, hops are a medium to low bitterness.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured fiery reddish-amber with a short smoked beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, juicy fruits (pear, citrus, and some redder stuff).. big, fresh hoppage around.. decadent and very enticing. The flavor carried through.. sweet fruit and biscuity notes at the core with a bit of molasses too.. juicy fruits, resiny pine, and black pepper around.. finished with more of the fruit and a nice spice kick. Medium-bodied with moderate-plus bitterness on the palate.. fresh and well-constructed, and Iím not a fan of the style.
leeburg (223) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz., ruby in color, aroma of sweet malty bread, floral hops, resinous notes. Moderate sweetness at first, then a strong hop profile emerges that is somewhat astringent, but not in a bad way. The finish seems dry but the bitterness lingers. Donít usually drink reds, but this is enjoyable.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle split with Anndiesel. Burgundy stained glass red body. Patchy, soapy, off-white head. Mellow aroma, for the ABV. Balanced, very drinkable. Smooth caramel and cherry vanilla notes from the amber malt. Delicate hop balance, takes a little back seat to the rich, clean malt tones, but still has some deoth, showing in the aftertaste. Sort of a really well executed Winter Warmer, lots of fruity ale tones. Great beer.
jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Mayor of Old Town on 12/22. Pours a dark red color with white head. Caramel, piney, grassy flavors. Alright, but probably wouldnít get again.
TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from PD. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head which fades to short and leaves heavy lace. Nose is citrus and pine hops, with a touch of medium-roast malt and EtOH. Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Pine, walnuts, biscuit, mandarin orange and toffee. Some spiciness as it warms. Finish is medium, bitter and nutty. Somewhat hot, but tasty.
StefanSD (1924) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a very dark amber-brown color with a small beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is soft with caramel, toffee, salt and lightly roasted grains. The flavor is a good mix of bitter, spicy and malt with toffee, biter walnuts, resins, biscuit and tangerines. The palate is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation. Finished long and somewhat dry. Overall: About what I expect an imperial red to be. Good stuff.
SHIG (3280) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown with red edges, head was a finger and half off white to tan. Aroma is strong malts and hops. Taste is bubblegum malt with an edgy hop billet that works well together.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours red with a light khaki soapy head that fades to a film and collar. Aroma has grapefruit earthy hops with subtle malt background. Taste is bitter grapefruit pine hops that seem resinous and the malt rounds it all off decently. Palate is medium and shows good carbonation with a drying finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy red with lots of candied citrus, orange peel, lemongrass, and honey. Floral qualities in the nose accompanied by some evergreen and biscuit. Can both taste and feel the alcohol, but it isnít over aggressive. The burnt tangerine body and tightly woven eggshell head is inviting enough to bring me back to another bottle. Good.