lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best yet at Flossmoor Station. Fruity, candy-like aroma. Flavor Is quite bitter with a slow-cooked (roasted?) quality. Appearance is nice deep amber with white head and attractive lacing. Mouthfeel is pleasant—thick and full with a long-lasting aftertaste.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Bright reddish brown pour. Not much head to it. Hoppy aroma with lighter caramel malts and mild fruits also making an appearance. Flavors include moderately bitter pine/citrus zest hop notes, toffee, caramel and dry grains. Sticky palate. Lingering dry and bitter finish is pleasant. A nice beer.
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was a really well done beer. A nice malt and hops balance with a smooth and flavorful mouthfeel.
Dfonorow (1346) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Dark ruby/copper with a very small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of citrus peel, caramel malts, pine resin, and hops. Stale hops aftertaste.
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to dtjager! It’s a gusher, lots of foam and overflow immediately after opening the bottle! Dirty brown pour, lasting head and an aroma of spicy/hoppy caramel. Flavor is very creamy spicy malt, herbal hops and finished nice a bitter. Aside from the overcarbonation, this beer was pretty great! Plenty of flavor that you’d get from a great imperial red, without being too high in alcohol. Not sure what the bottles run, but I’d certainly buy it if priced right.
ReggieDunlap (3020) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very murky amber with a thick tan head...lively...nice retention and lacing. aroma has earthy hoppiness...bitter...some slight caramel malt...a very faint plasticy note but it is hidden and doesnt detract too much. Flavor has lots of caramel maltiness and earthy, almost woody hops...earthy bitterness...mostly balanced leaning toward hoppy. Mouthfeel is full and the finish is dry and earthy/bitter.
kaser (2530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy and bitter for a red. Bubbly head on a reddish brown pour. Had this on draft at Jerry's in Andersonville. Really good - top notch for a red
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the brewpub. it poured a dark amber color with a beige head. The aroma was of caramel, some pine and grapefruit. The taste was of lightly roasted caramel malt, mild earthly yeast and some grapefruit rind. It was very nicely balanced and flavorful. Well done.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy amber with light, whispy beige head, no legs / Bright nose of pine, caramel, citrus / Light body, acidic, dry with some astringency, bitter finish / Light flavors of toast, pine, grapefruit / Pleasant enough in light, very dry, style.
DrouisBrew (11) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
It has a nice amber hue. With a great aroma of light orange. Gas a nice robust hop flavor. Overall tasty
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Cloudy reddish amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and strong bitter orange peel flavor. Nice hoppy beer.