degbert (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a hazy deep red/maroon with a shallow, lacy, pitted, off-white fine-grained head. Nose of dark fruit, spice, and a little booziness. Roast nuts and black tea up front, then a mild caramel sweetness kicks in; some hops spiciness, but not much pronounced hops except on the very back of the tongue. Most of the hops are citrus pith and herbal; some pine and spruce, some rosemary, a touch of sage. Finish is ashy and bitter, with earthy notes; no sweetness on the finish. It’s interesting, and it drinks easy, but it looks like it should carry more fruit than it does.
mmmbeer (1341) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can (from Texas Micro 10 pack) served in a tumbler- poured a somewhat transparent brown with maroon tint when held to a light source, very light carbonation to the point where it’s almost flat, liquid sits very still in the vessel. Aroma of cheap booze, resin, and earth. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt was soaked in caramel and alot of it just sits on the palate during the tasting, middle has some heat to it, finish has a light hop burn to it. All over the map with this one- meh ok.
onceblind (6064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep Amber with a thin off white cap. Lots of boozy amber malts on the nose with some carabiscut and rich honey and a little citrus bitterness and a bit of bitter leafy fresh hops. Dark caramelly honey flavor with a smooth malty body, with a bitter orange rind balance. As a whole it’s more amber malty and a touch boozy and lacks a bit of hoppy balance but it’s a nice evening sipper.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rockwell. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head. The aroma is earthy hop and caramel. Thin mouth, sweet malt, light toffee with toasted finish, decent.
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper a thin tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee balanced by resin and grapefruit bitterness.
travita (4562) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. The look is clear, very bright red, with a decent lacing beige colored head. The smell is. The taste is juicy fruit candies, hops, caramel malts, sweet, toast, and ok.
Crispy34 (490) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Aroma is malty with some hops. Appearance is a bronzy brown with some tan head. Taste starts malty then rolls into hops. Palate is pretty even. Overall, a decent beer, but I most def have had better.
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jkwalking05 (4355) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at WOB in Katy, TX. Deep amber with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, earth, light sourdough bread, a hint of roasted malts and pine. Taste is of caramel, dry leaves, light grass, toffee, and Brazil nuts.
bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rockwell Tavern Cypress TX. Dark copper and clear. Light malty nose. Taste of rich malts, very bitter hops, and a little astringent. Decent body. Decent but could use a little tinkering.
cmatt (1) - Montgomery, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome imperial red taste! Murky, but well balanced and great aroma!