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 (2915) - 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 (1252) - 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 (7845) - Free Union, Virginia, 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 (356) - 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 (1064) - 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.
thirdeye11 (5379) - 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 (796) - 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) - Woodridge, 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...