Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Clear copper, thin fizzy white head, decent retention. Aroma of toffee and earth. The taste is caramel, booze, harsh hops. Medium bodied, harsh.
TattooJack (361) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bomber, nice brownish red color with some foam. I think the flavor of this one doesn’t match up with the look. Taste is a lot stronger than 7.5%, It’s like getting ro’ shambo’d to be honest.
Dfonorow (1749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is murky red/brown with a small off-white head. Notes of toffee, booze, caramel malt, citrus, and oak. Finish is boozy.
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. Orange-amber pour with a spotty white head. Caramel and toffee. Kinda boozy. Just okay for me.
Patrickctenchi (5227) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy, tea-brown with a bit of red tint....thin white cap.
Bitter caramel, boozy aroma.
Taste is dark fruit, caramel malt, fairly astringent alcohol bittering.
b3shine (7133) - Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft to taster at HopCat in Indy. Looks solid; a semi-transparent caramel orange with bubbly eggshell lacing. Smells bittersweetly malty. Seem caramel. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Average (at best) on the palate. Not my thing.
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, 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 (3578) - 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 (1462) - 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