AndyW68 (783) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Over rated. Hqzy orange red with off white head. Aroma is seeet malty grainy. Taste is bitter. Hops are overwhelmig. Malt is in the background.
jsmerig (1102) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy caramel. Aroma of spicy hops cinnamon and musky syrup. Taste is sweet throughout until the end where the bitterness finally outlasts the strong malt backbone. Serious hops serious malts. Strong beer. A good one to break out for hop heads.
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Inbreak (1393) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 26.06.2013, tap @ The Cannibal NY:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, lots of hops, dried fruits, wet leafs, forest floor, pine needles. Taste is slightly concentrated grassy, lots of hops, toffee, grass, pine needles, wet leafs, hay, soil, cellar. Longlasting powerful bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice one, but still not my kind of beer.
zsb19 (152) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep dark amber with thick creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and bright piny, citrusy hops. Taste is like sweet caramel malt upfront that fades into juicy citrus hops on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter pine and citrus hoppiness with a touch of alcohol warming. Palate is crisp and sticky. Overall a very hop forward, but very balanced strong ale.
drfabulous (3569) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce from the wine shop in Findlay market. Big red pour. Caramel. Bitterness. And a hop bite. Bit boozy.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep red color with a thick, light tan head. Nice head retention. The nose has notes of citrus pith, resin, and caramel with a touch of alcohol. It’s a big beer on the tongue with a brief dose of caramel then a long bitterness with notes of resin, earth, and citrus. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Recommended.
DrSilverworm (4747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared with friends during a game of Catan. Best by: 4/17/14. Mostly clear dark red color. Fine dark particles in the body. Thin beige head. Few dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky. Moderate sweet taste, some sweet taste of booze. Spicy hop. Some light caramel malt. Good longer spicy hop aftertaste, good tropical fruity notes. Pretty good. Grows on me as I sip.
Jow (1819) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle enjoyed Saturday night. Pours reddish amber with fluffy tan head. Nose of caramel and berry. Tastes of molasses, caramel, pine, berries, some spices, and bitter finish.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pine, very light fruit and mild/sweetish malts. The flavor is grapefruit, fruit/berries, mildly sweet malts, hop resin notes and a bitter/tangy finish.
ryecatcher (616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a slightly hazy, deep copper, fluffy white head, outstanding retention and ridiculous lacing. Nose is tropical fruit (heavy pineapple), pine and some malt underneath. Mouth is full-bodied and bittersweet up front, chewy citrus and tropical notes riding a malt backbone and almost oaky, bitterness prevails and runs through a gamut of fruit then some ABV warmth going down with a long hoppy finish. Really nice Imperial Red.