esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GTMW 2013. Hazed cara-amber and a thin tan cap. Aroma is sweet and grainy with toffee, bourbon, oak and toasted malt. Taste is oaky with alcohol noticeable and pale malts, spices and light woodsy hops. Mild bourbon with a dry finish.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a deep ruby red very clear with a minimal light tan head that dissipates immediately.
Smell is almost all sweet caramel. Maybe a bit of citrusy or pineapple, but not much there.
Starts out with a little caramel citrus sweetness rounding into a resiny finish leaving lingering bitterness on the tongue.
Mouthfeel is a touch on the light side. Carbonation levels are good.
Flavor is really good, but the thin mouthfeel counteracts that a bit. Very drinkable imperial red. Let it warm up a bit. Much better. Glad to see another solid beer brewed in Indiana.
kjc51478 (371) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 pint bottle. Appearance is reddish color with off-white head. Aroma is pine, caramel and malt. Taste is toffee with spice and caramel sweetness. Medium hop bitterness is present. Palate is medium bodied, slick texture, light carbonation, and a dry finish.
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer had a great reddish look to it. I actually tasted a sour/yeast aspect, and not too much hoppiness. Would drink again.
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden-orange color with a white head. Aroma is full of sweet toffee and candy sugar with some cocoa thrown in. Flavor is toffee, cocoa and grass. Fairly sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from the cooler of guest beers at Mad Anthony BC poured a small sized head of fine to large sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a very pretty brown red colored softly carbonated body. The aroma was a very mild real malty one. The palate was tingly at first an finished strongly. The flavor was tingly with a nice red malt hop flavor.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definitely a sweeter, thicker, maltier imperial red ale. Could use a bit more hops. Nice color.
queenholly (2409) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at source. Sweet caramel-toffee malt and orange-citrus hops aroma. Hazy amber with a small ivory head, nice lacing. Sweet caramel malt, woody, pine-grapefruit hops flavor. Medium full body.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Brewhaven festival - Pours dark amber and smells of toasted caramel malt. The rich flavor includes those same toasted caramel malts and a good hoppy bitter balance. Itís medium to full bodied with a long, rather bitter finish. Well done.
Brigadier (2590) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle
Having gotten around to trying one of Figure 8ís releases I think I might wait a while to revisit them until there are fewer other options. This beer is all over the place and doesnít feel like much of anything except an alcohol delivery mechanism.
Aroma / Appearance - A hazy red body looks like someone chucked a handful of butterscotch chews into a blender. Lazy legs slip down the sides. Red licorice, malt balls, and a touch of strawberries give this a summery feel.
Flavor / Palate - Malt carries the flavors from start to finish. Another strong base is that of bitter hops that are like licking a bag of pine cones. The alcohol isnít evident. Even so it was hard to pick up much of anything exciting. After about a glass and a half I had no problems dumping the rest down the drain.