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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
polarisbeerguy (18) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
bottle. Reddish brown with small head. Malty base with medium hops. I’m not a fan of crystal malt, and this one has a very generous amount, so I’m not really enjoying this much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
atlrizzob (134) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours brown with red hue and beige head. Has the aroma of sweet malty caramel. Very nice taste of hops, caramel, molasses, and a lingering yeast taste. Medium bodied. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (72) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Intriguing beer. Dark brown, very opaque. Smells quite sweet, like creme brulee or something. Taste is a little sweet and much roastier than I expected. A little creamy, and a hint of coffee, so it made me think of a latte. Not how I would expect an imperial red ale taste, but I like it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
12 fl.oz. bottle - 355 ml, BTTR-321BC
Many thanks to my Secret Santa nimbleprop for this beer!!
Reddish-brown in the glass, nose is dark malty, plums, not too nice. The beer starts rough, malty. Dark red fruit. Plums. Viscous. Slightly sweet - too sweet. Dark dried cherries, The aftertaste is medium, fruity, a bit of dark and bitter chocolate, espresso, but this doesn’t fit. Slightly unround. The aftertaste is long, intense but a bit pushing. And not really easy to drink.
Nice experience, but it didn’t convinced me. --> 6/8/7/7

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma of dirt, some alcohol perhaps. Taste is not pleasant, and finishes bitter, and sticky. (From notes)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4196) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlantCityJax (16) - Plant City, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottled. In my opinion, it's really more of a brown than a red. Malty, lingering finish. -via BBapp

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Cashews, maple syrup, and pencil shavings on the nose with elderberry accents. Quelle surprise! Hazy rust, thin yellow head. Pencil shavings and maple syrup flavor, nicely balanced. Generic bitter finish. Malt bomb with character.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1386) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Looks and tastes like an Imperial Irish Red Ale. Clear brown red color. Medium head and body. Slightly sweet with limited hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5953) - 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.


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