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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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7.5% alc/vol, earthy hop flavor, smooth, balanced, with a sweet finish, as you would expect from an Imperial ’Irish’ Red Ale.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (638) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Only had 2oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC, had smokey flavor

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Light aroma hides the full palette of this for imperial red. I’m glad the bar tender gave me this to try. One of my new favorites!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3224) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Strong, malty aroma has notes of caramel, cloves and horehound. Pours a dark translucent chestnut with a fairly thick light cinnamon-tan head. Rich flavor has a malty and woody hoppy core with notes of caramel and cloves and some hoppy bitterness. Smooth texture has a good amount of fizz and leaves a woody, somewhat bitter finish. Drink no evil indeed!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1497) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
this was a lot more solid that i was expecting. big bright mildly hoppy upfront with a bit of oily malts in the back end. very nice really.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Sampled from a bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, earthy hops and pale malts. The taste is toffee, earthy notes, crackery malts and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. A nice red when poured with a nice head. Has an aroma of caramel and whiskey. The taste is smooth with a nice blend of fruit, caramel, toffee, hops and overall a nice boozy burn. Completely shocked this is as tasty as it is, really didn’t expect much from this one! 7.5% abv.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Into a pint glass. Rusty brown color. Almost a finger of head... quickly gone though. Smells like wood smoke and a little pine tree. A little soapy taste, solid brunt bitterness, big malt backbone with a little sweetness to it. A thicker medium body with low carbonation. It’s a good beer, but I’m just not excited about it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5500) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Clear rich amber/copper, soapy white bubbles. Nose of waffle cones, caramel, chocolate and lightly nutty. Taste of waffles cones, lightly toasty, cream, nuts, light alcohol. NIce palate linger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
12oz bottle. Irregular head, mahogany color, laces well, translucent. I get much more malt than hops in the aroma, really appetizing. Strong taste, what you’d expect with the "imperial" title. I like this style of beer, and it’s done very well in this case.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. A dark rust color with a nice thick, long lasting head. Nose of figs and scotch. I taste some plum, toffee, and a warming alcoholic finish. Some spicy hops, but understated. It comes across as something like a light version of an English barleywine. I wouldn’t call it a red, but it is nice.


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