thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a deep brown-red colored body with a thin, creamy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is nutty caramels with some dark fruits, wet grains, and a hint of earth. Flavor is sweet and nutty caramels with some crystal, dark fruits, and grains up front before a light toast and roast note comes in to help dry this alongside a light earthy bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this wasn’t bad, but it was unremarkable. Sweeter nutty caramels with some toast, dark fruits, and earth. Eh...
PorterPounder (4940) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling deep dark copper with a lightly lacing off-white head. Aroma has some caramel accents, a touch of toffee and crystal malt. Flavor is bold with some toffee accents, a touch of cinnamon spice, some nutmeg, a touch of sweet nectarines. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Not bad at all.
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice aroma for a red, malty enjoyable no hops but this is a red. appearance is a thin head well filtered red. Taste in enjoyable malty thick. Good carobnation, easy on the tongue. I’ve had a few hight level reds... this beats most.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish copper with a tan head. Nutty, malty, with a bit of earthiness. Interesting.
TomTron (325) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish red with a minimal off white head. Aromas of caramel malts and yeast. Tastes slightly bitter on the front end with a metallic finish but some caramel and other malted sweetness sticks to the tongue as well. Alcohol is detectable and it sweetens and gets more nutty as it warms. Not a bad offering, just a bit odd.
maxwelldeux (2699) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with relatively little head. The aroma is fairly subtle, but the taste is great and nutty. Really interesting flavor profile.
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany with a medium-sized off-white head that left some lacing. Aroma is lots of caramel, some nuts, citrusy, earthy, spicy hops. Flavor is caramel malt, earthy, spicy hops. Mildly sweet, a bit bitter. Alcohol is noticeable.