ACHops (730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip (this bottle says 8.5% abv). Pours reddish amber with thick off-white colored head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a hint of hop spice. Taste is big bitter caramel malt with notes of pine and grapefruit hops and faint burnt notes on the finish. Rich, and slightly thick, although not syrupy. Very tasty, although lacking the malty sweetness that most other big Imperial Reds have. A big winter beer nonetheless, and delicious.
franzpants86 (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops citrus crisp dominate the nose, lying underneath is the sweetness from the malt, hints of caramel, pine, lime like crispness, fresh, a hodgepodge of aromas to entrance the senses.
kirarockrocks (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beer pours a murky amber color, tons of dross floating in suspension and resting on the bottom of the bottle, “Yummy”. The head is Herculean in size, the structure creamy, the color a beauteous light tan and as it evanesces, the lace forms a glutinous sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is dominated by the hop floral tones, sweet malt, fresh, crisp and clean, a real treat for the nose as well as the eyes.
BOSSbrewer (1828) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap at Monkey Paw in San Diego. Pours a clear Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is spicy and malty. Flavor is sweet toffee and caramel. Really smooth. Wow. Just a wonderful beer. Fantastic.
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Gorm (1375) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dunkel mørk brun farve med kremet beige skum. Lukt røstet malt, rosin, karamell og frukt. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, frukt og furu. Fyldig fruktig og lett bitter. Melkebaren.
Gerbeer (1929) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a deep dark mahogany with light but retentive head. Aromas of orange rinds, resin, toffee, and pine. Flavors of brown sugar, resin, malt extract, dark raisins, and piney hops. Light bitter finish. A little metallic but still great. Listed as an Imperial Red on the menu. Strong Ale or Barley Wine - no matter.
jehoesefat (291) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty caramel and cereal aroma. Pours clear red with a white head. Good balanced flavors, lots of malt and good bittering with a caramel finish.
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yulesmith is a DBL. IPA for July 4th, and an Imperial Red Ale for the winter holiday season. I’d forgotten which was which til I poured this one a beautiful ruby color with a big white fluffy head. Definitely better as it warms, it has a huge malt background (lots of carmel?) and an immense hop nose and flavor profile as well. Quite smilar to Gordon ale from Oskar Blues (another awesome beer) but with a slightly heavier body. I may have to try those two side by side to see which is king..."
hombrepalo (1839) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Obtained via trade. Another home run by AlSmith, I want this brewery in Chicago! Pours dark amber/orange with a giant off white head. Nose has a lot of caramel malt, citric hops, pine hops. Nice balance in the nose. Flavor is huge, progresses nicely from malt to hop bitterness. My kinda beer
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l bottle. Oh, I have been looking forward to this! Ever since I tried the Summer version I’ve been trying to get a hold on this one, and all of a sudden it showed up, completely surprising at my local Vinmonopol. In the glass this is a crystal clear lovely deep ruby amber colored one with a medium sized really lingering dark khaki top that’s leaving some serious lacings down the glass. Not much to hold back on the looks really. Love the aroma. Super sticky, fruit, sweet and malty. There’s nuts and figs, those sweet red small plums, lost or sweet raisins and some red fruits. So much aroma and it’s just getting stronger and more powerful after a while in the glass. Lovely. Not much to say on the taste either. It has a thick oily feeling in the mouth while the carbonation is just above average and a little prickling. Really malty big flavors here. Lots of red sweet fruits with strong nutty tones like the way. No alcohol noted at all her, just some faint spicy tones dancing in the back. Ends really peppery with a nice hoppy stingy burp. A lovely sipper that I want to stock up on. Nice! 06.01.2014
Torrefacto (607) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color caoba con espuma marfil densa. Aromas de pino, resinas, toffe, caramelo y ligero cafe. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce de tigre y caramelo, equilibrado con un amargor intenso, seco y resinoso. Muy rica.