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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, nuts, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, dried cherries, nuts, roasted grain, and toffee with a bitter finish.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
bottled, dark amber color with good malty aroma, prickly hops offset by sweet malts and fruity caramel notes, nice thick finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
9/14/13. 12oz bottle from Exit 18. Dark amber red pour with a nice khaki head that fades and almost laces in rings. Malty aroma, sweet with a touch of chocolate, plenty of caramel and toffee lingering in there. Sweet, sweet flavor, like a caramel candy bar (wish this was dry and on nitro) with toffee and just barely a bitter, roasty aspect if you search for it. Lingers a touch less sweet, but caramel lingers in the flavor. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Red pour with a white head. The aroma is full of dirt with some tea and grass notes. The flavor is pretty much the same, with a hint of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5488) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5360) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4600) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12oz bottle pours a hazy, brick red with some sudsy white head. Nose is decent enough, some malt, some red grape, some blood orange, bread crust. Flavor is malty, cracker, bread crust, orange peel, some pepper. Full bodied, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
Copper with a small white head. Looks kinda like anchor steam in the glass. I just had a flashback to being a kid and watching my parents drink anchor steam and bass ale at the table and what the beer looked like, smelled like, and on occasion what it tastes like. Nose is nutty and grainy. Flavor is malty, less grainy but its still present, metallic finish. Slightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3790) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 4/24/12

Aroma: This one has malty aroma, with nutty and caramel malts, and some earthy notes
Appearance: It pours an almost clear caramel-reddish color with a thick foam of beige head
Flavor: The taste is medium-plus sweet with a light, but crisp, earthy hop bitterness to it
Palate: The body is medium, it has a rather smooth feel, that’s somewhat creamy and a little crisp
Overall Impression: Wow, only the 3rd rater. I found it interesting that this one only has 2 ratings before me and I can buy it in Arkansas (and I’ve been seeing it there for a couple of weeks now). Anyway, I found it pretty interesting. It isn’t a stand-out, but it’s a solid beer.


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