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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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This beer is very popular! Extremely complex and strong at 7.1% ABV. This beer is well balanced between the caramel-malt driven profile and the dry, supporting hops. Look for hints of dark bread and a slight fig or raisin taste all backed by a strong resin, but not overwhelming hop presence.

Release #1,5 - 8.0% ABV
Release #2,7,10 - 7.8% ABV
Release #3 - 7.4% ABV
Release #4 - 7.1% ABV
Release #6 - 7.9% ABV
Release #8 - 8.1% ABV
Release #9,12 - 8.0% ABV
Release #11 - 7.3% ABV
Release #13 - 7.7% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Fiery burnt tangerine, auburn, and crimson pour with a small eggshell head. Nice mix of bright floral hops and gooey caramel malt. Get the citrus pith, rind, and pulp in this along with slight pine presence. Honey, toffee, and brown sugar balance out nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110918]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11116) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle at papsø. clody brown, small offwhite head mild malty aroma, well rounded. flavor is malty, dry, hoppy, like a barley wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Knækbrød, citrus, high malty, ok bitterness, sweetness, light roasted, nice hoppy, caramel, citrus. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/25/11, Release #7

Aroma: The nose is sweet and sugary, with caramel malts, roast, fruity notes, and some hoppy undertones
Appearance: This one pours a murky, almost dirty, amber-brown color with an off-white head and good lacing
Flavor: Tastes more balanced with the mid-plus caramel sweetness, fruit flavors, and low-mid hop bitterness
Palate: It is medium bodied with a mouthfeel that’s sticky sweet (not quite cloying, but it does detract a little)
Overall Impression: Overall, I thought this beer was decent, but I just wanted it to be a little bit better. I would have prefered some more presence from the hops and a little less of the (almost) cloying sweetness, as it was a little hard to get past. To me, this one was more like a Barley Wine then an Imperial Red. It is a decent offering, but honestly, I wanted to like this one more then I did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3329) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 21, 2011
bottle-pours dark deep red with a soapy eggshell head. nice nose-resinous hops, big dark fruits (figs, plums), earthy notes, slight metallic notes. flavors of earthy hops, lite resin, rasins, grapes, plums, with some earthy alcohol on the finish. not overly the top with aclohol but it is there. long sweet fruity finish after the alcohol fades. this is a pretty decent beer and it has aged well. Im pretty impressed. I need to have this fresh on tap sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
This poured a ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma was ofcitrusy and piney hops, roasted malt, and toffee. Very in you face. Flavor was much the same, nice bitter citrusy hops with toffee and caramel backbone to make this really well balanced. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1092) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
(Sample at Papsø’s) Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with tan head and lace. Aroma is a fresh herbal hoppy complemented by a strong, malty sweetness. Just like a red ale should be. Medium carbonation, full-bodied, oily texture and a short sweet finish. Taste is less harmonic - a bit muddled impression with the sweetness and bitterness being present but not really playing up to each other as well as in the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of cookies and dark chocolate. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and dried fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34549) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy to murky amber/red with a small off-white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy, fruity and pine. Sweet, dense malty, fruity, bitter and light yeasty. Bitter and lingering hops fruity yet dry finish.

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