SSSteve (3968) - - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. mostly clear amber with a large creamy head. strawberry, floral aroma. bready, toasty, caramel malt flavors with berry, white citrus and floral hop notes. moderately dry. citrusy bitter finish. medium-high fine bubbled carbonation.
Tstamba (425) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to a pint. Beautiful copper red with a finger of tan head and loose lacing. Sweet florals with feint citrus and pine resin. Balanced toasty caramel malt presence. One of the best Imperial Ambers!
jmohno (1281) - Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 winter 8.5%. Murky color of reddish brown heady foam, good lace. Aroma is sweet vinious planty musty malty dry toast a bit of alcohol. Not real impressive and kind of a musty old nutty modly aroma. TAste is smooth creamy, caramel malts,somewhat sweet but not overly, some roast mildly and some planty hops with some mint character. From what I remember I like the summer version better, this tastes a bit old but maltier.
ajnepple (3553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared from Applejack, into a pint glass. Lacy orange-red appearance with a beige head. Resinous and spicy hops, pine, light caramel, toffee. Medium plus bitterness balanced by moderate sweetness.
beertholomeus (1238) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burnt red color with a khaki head. Hop, resin, citrus, pine, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth hop and caramel finish.
RichTheVillan (4665) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; dark red pour with a thin off white head, hint of spice and malt on the aroma, taste has pine, spice, very autumnal, caramel.
williamstome (1386) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red pour, aroma of maple syrup, flavor is syrup, caramel, spices and hops. Pretty tasty.
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gald to have AleSmith in North Carolina! Pours out a dark red color with a light tan colored head. Smell is hoppy, grapefruit, caramel malts, and pine needles. Taste is sweet and rich, slightly bitter with a touch of salt, but not too much. Very creamy mouthfeel. Great beer wonderful stuff.
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle poured into glass. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a ton of caramel maltiness. Pours a gorgeous redish brown with a light tan head that slowly dissipates. Very smooth up front with a decent amount of hops, great watery mouthfeel with slight carbonation and a very malty finish.
bookman10 (744) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish-amber, with medium sized head. Strong malt and hop aromas. Flavor is an almost equal mix of hop and malt, some grassiness complemented by quite a bit of malty sweetness, making for one very satisfying brew overall.