ACHops (1360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Fulton. Pours hazy dark reddish amber with thin off-white head. Aroma is syrupy sweet, boozy roasty caramel malt. Taste is likewise - sugary sweet malt dominates, oaky and dry on the finish. Could use more hops for an imperial red. Creamy, rich mouthfeel. Hefty abv is evident throughout. Ok.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pretty a much a style I never desire, the Imperial Red. Cherry, vanilla, big amber malt notes, not enough hops to balance it out. The rye really oversweetens an already sweet beer. Very malt forward, pretty drinkable for the ABV. OK.
GJF (1515) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Luce. Shared a few with Kurt after the Dead show at Target Center. Deep, muddy ruby pour. Generally sweet. A bit of scotch ale to it with a touch of rye sharpness. Nice.
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample in Sioux Falls. Clear ruby color, off white head. Aroma of caramel and molasses. Taste is malty with light spice. Nice.
Stine (1760) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fully dense reddened mahogany pour, no retention. Fig and cherry popsicle aroma while cold. Caramel, toffee, and aromas of leather and smoke emerge over time, and a brief blue cheese suggestion. Brown sugar and caramelized fruit sugars are the foundation of a cloying, simplistic flavor. Some dark tannin earthiness and a perfumey herb mixture playing off the alcohol are the only elements of intrigue here; fruit flavors that might develop some depth stay thin. Oily, deep palate with high carbonation. Not enough detail to the malt, or simply too much malt sugar overall, depending on what style this should most closely adhere to.
dfl1854 (2) - - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Red Ale from MPLS. Overall a very solid beer, good with food and on it’s own.
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, fruit and some floral notes. Taste is malty with some sweet caramel
benfergy (246) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is a great combination of yeast and caramel malt. There is also a sweet aftertaste. This is a very good beer!
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very very thick and murky pour with two fingers of dense sandstone tan head. Nose is super malt forward with vinous and caramel big time. Super malty and feeling under attenuated. Full bodied with dark fruit and fruit skins and a weird oxidation.
johnnymusky (889) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very tasty....tons of dried berries very enjoyable....wow.....:-X.......................