hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 9-07-2011 (Bottle) This beer has a small fizzy ivory head that mostly diminishes, hazy copper body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, toffee, citrus hops, fruity, and sweet. The flavor is caramel malt, citrus hops, bitter, sweet, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable. The malts are upfront in the aroma and the flavor with the hops taking a backseat.
NeilDavey (1) - Valaparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful caramel malts lend notes of toffee and whiskey. This is one of the finest Imperial Red Ales out there.
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle 4/15/14 (Crown Liquors #15-Fishers)-40° in Snifter-Pours a murky dark amberish brown with a small off white head. Aroma of toffee, whisky, caramel, and cotton candy. Dead on from brewer. Taste of the same with alcohol and bitterness coming thru. This full bodied brew is not bad but was expecting more flavor based on the the aroma.
kassner (1351) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice with plenty of malt and hops. amber color and modest head. More like an ESB
esjaygee (3903) - 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 (383) - 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 (5695) - 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 (4935) - 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.