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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap. Deep clear red, mocha head that lasts a little bit, malt, caramel, coffee, honey on the nose, big malts up front, roasted peanuts, fruity yeast, figs, medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy throughout, the alcohol comes out near the finish. Awesome beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (553) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
Several bottles, pint glass. Clean red color. Crisp, clean taste. Red fruit, citrus. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (228) - Minneapolis, - MAR 22, 2015
Beautiful red color with an off white head. Citrus hops, caramel. Crisp up front with a nice bitterness in the middle then a smooth and creamy on the back end. Extremely easy drinking for a Imperial/Strong Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1287) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
22 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured transparent maroon, copper crossbred color, foamy one finger head formed and laced nicely upon the vessel. Low carbonation, aroma of pine, caramel, and some darkened fruit. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is very restrained but it still retains flavor in the form of fruit esters and some light caramel, finish has some acidity to it, finish is firm, almost pillowy in feel. Alot better than the crap I just had!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1492) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
(tap) bright, reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of vanilla, sweet fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (786) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Clear ruby pour with a half inch offwhite head, thicker lacing. Soft carbonation, frothy mouthfeel, finishes clean and slightly dry. Deep carmel aroma, cloudy bitter pine and floral hops, tropical too. Flavors of pineapple and tropical fruit, grapefruit, strong carmel too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4318) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma is pine and thick malts, standard ASA. The flavor is fruit, pine needles, hops, malts, mild sweetness and a mix of earthy and bitter in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglebones (63) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful copper-red with substantial tan head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, and citrus. Interesting mix of sweet fruity flavors, citrus, and hoppy bitterness. Creamy texture and medium body and carbonation. Nice beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (710) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bomber - Dark red with a light cream colored head. Grapefruit hoppiness that is not too dry. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours a deep amber red with a stingy off white head. Fresh aroma: caramel, bread, nuts, grassy hops, dough, some leather, nice. Taste eventually balances out. Sweet malt and bitter then sour/umami. Medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, bitter. My favorite offering from this crew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from cwsample. Red pour with a big off-white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, caramel, and a little floral. Taste is toasted bread, brown sugar, grain, and a little fruitiness in the finish.


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