fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Haggen’s Grocery, Woodinville
Very dark brown color. Moderate aroma of dark malts, light hop resins, lightly fruity. Good body strength, moderately sweet, caramel flavor, lightly buttery, with correct bitterness, some fruity and resiny hops, and a bit nutty too.
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, dried dark fruit, earthy notes and BO. Flavour brings out lots of dry bready caramel malt, with a light-to-medium resinous hop profile, and some muted vegetal notes. Not very sophisticated. Simple, but drinkable.
ComradeK (1029) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Pours a handsome copper amber, with a large light beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Bitter herbal and sappy hops dominate the aroma, with burnt caramel and toffee hidden in there as well. Strong sappy and herbal hops up front give way to toffee in the mid-palate, with a resin undercurrent running through. Soft toffee malt gives it a surprisingly smooth finish. This is not bad, but I’m not a huge fan of the hops flavours, which seem overly herbaceous. It is quite well-balanced, on the plus side.
mkel07 (3394) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 030314. Great red ale with heaps of character, big and malty.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark crimson color with a tightly packed eggshell foam. More malt than hop, making it a bit muddy. Disjointed flavors and a bit of alcohol heat. An average beer in every way but its ABV.
Barreras (982) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep copper color with a red tinge to it. The aroma is typical of Imperial Reds, with a malty taste. A good flavorful bitterness throughout the beer with a lingering bitterness on the palate.
mikedR (1219) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid if forgettable red. It’s all here -- strong red malt backbone, hoppy bitterness etc. well balanced too. But at the end of the day, nothing strikes me as a go back to beer here. But I’m having a bad day, so I may be too harsh.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Dirty amber, thick, sediment floating about, moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Malty aroma, caramel, bready, also a bit of heavy mash like qualities.   A bit of citrus peel, slightly candied.   Mealy up front, cereal, some of that mash.   Walk past a brewery, small the boil/mash, and this is what it tastes like.   Seems a bit unfinished.   Decent body and mouthfeel, but lots of cereal and mealy notes linger.   Good in some ways, not so good in others.   Seems unfinished and not as clean as I would have preferred.
DedicatedToFun (2547) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall pretty decent imperial red, bomber from whole foods, relatively strong but drinkable
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love the that deep russet color! This thing is big, and it taste big too! Which is not necessarily good. Huge hops! Huge malty backbone too. Everything is turned up on high; the result, for me, is good, but not exceptional. Serving: 22oz bottle via craftbeerconnect