suurjuust (618) - ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red, creamy head. Nose is malts, caramel, berry hints, slight yeast. Taste has some warm malty tones, more caramel and berries. Dry notes, mild bitterness and booze in the finish. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
BenH (1376) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky red with off white head. Aroma of dried fruits and berries, slightly musty. Taste is quite estery, musty, caramel and toffee. Quite bitter.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee fruits ... jicy malt nose ... zezty fruit s... soft otffe fruits ... soft toffe ... soft malt .. light yeast ... light bitter malt
gowdy (553) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig?s house. Medium brown colour with a fairly small head. Not much had. Okay.
Borup (3808) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Supermarco Ello, Copenhagen. Brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, spice and malt.
Bendrixian (711) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murqui brown colour with a brownish head. aroma of sweet caramel, spice and vanillin. sweeter brew with a malted backbone and a fast finish. Boring for the style.
odinstyr (463) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy red with a small cream head. Smells of barnyard, sweet brown breads, caramel, figs. Taste is sweet and mildly sour and bitter - bready malts, hint of sour fruit.
ronaldtheriot (811) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Collesi Imper Ale Rossa Ubi has a very thick, beige head, a murkey, rust-red appearance, with tiny bubble streams up the side, and thick lacing left behind. The aroma is of fruitcake- dark, rich fruits and sweet bread. Taste is of the same, with the brandy-like alcohol shining forth. Bitterness is essentially nonexistent with this. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Collesi Imper Ale Rossa Ubi finishes semi-dry, surprisingly crisp, rich, and very drinkable. Overall, this is a wonderful beer. RJT
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
17th September 2011
Dark red - brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Odd nose of malt, water chesnuts and dentyne chewing gum. Light dry palate. Sweet dry malt with a trace of spicy bubblegum. Hard sugar candy sweets. Trace of hop fruits. Dry finish with mild alcohol warmth. A tad messy!
Beer_Sucks (2) - - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful vinous, almost cherry-like nose
Very little head and effervescence, especially compared to other Collesi beers. Looks like a fine red wine in the glass.
Taste is very fruity. Almost like a red wine, but with some biscuit-like malt on the finish, which is very clean. Some sweetness from sugar added for a secondary fermentation is a bit cloying, but doesn’t ruin the beer.
smooth oily mouthfeel with a dry, clean finish.
Definitely worth the price tag (around $9.99) if you can find it.
Bought at Ray’s Wine and Spirits in Wauwatosa