polarisbeerguy (22) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 A deep rustic red pour with a nice floral scent. Gives a strong yet not overpowered bitter taste and a fresh finish for a imperial red
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a new-to-me NC brew. I’ve seen around for a bit, but never grabbed any. My curiosity finally reached its peak, and snagged some last week. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a really dark mahogany, very rusty looking. A small beige head rests on top. The aroma is really sweet with graham cracker, sherry notes, booze, cherries. An odd scent for an Amber Ale. Expected a bit more hops in the nose, but nothing.
The mouth is alright. A bit slick at times, mild warming alcohol noted. The alcohol comes out quite a bit in the flavor. The 7.5% is not hidden at all. Dark fruit flavors of raisin and cherry. Port-like finish. Molasses and crackers on the back end.
This one was odd. The flavors were sort of muddled and all over the place. No real hop presence noted. This is just a boozy fruity beer that I would pass on in the future.
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, dark amber color with good malty aroma, prickly hops offset by sweet malts and fruity caramel notes, nice thick finish
geologyguy (1353) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Only had 2oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC, had smokey flavor
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
Cybercat (5164) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Fatehunter (2270) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.