Huhzubendah (2157) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jeff. Thanks man.
The beer is copper hued with an off-white head. Ample lacing coats the walls of the glass. The aroma offers a sufficient malt bill, pine, hops. A healthy bitterness exists throughout with a mild, bready sweetness. A tasty beer and solid example of the style.
CincyTK (1) - - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
highly hopped yet remarkably balanced. amazing color. One of my all time favorite brews. Working on brewing a clone so I can have it year round
1more4dessert (315) - Upstate, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautiful garnet color, clear with smallish cream colored head. Good lacing.sweet cereal malts, cascade floral notes in nose along with earthiness. Medium mouthfeel, beautiful balance of malt sweetness and hops
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feels hoppier than it is, and the mouth feel is a little light. Thereís a nice nutty flavor underpinning the bitterness. Doesnít compare to the Lake Erie Monster, and doesnít really offer anything radically different to justify it either. Itís pretty good for what it is.
Eberndt (73) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured into glass. Deep red color with a lacey white head. Very hoppy aroma and bit of a sweet aftertaste. Wife hated it.
Evolutionary (217) - Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Bottle from giant eagle. Red brown and citrus nose. Sweet notes in there with citrus hop blast. Very sweet but not overly so. Reminds me of a red hopslam.
---Rated via my mouth
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful burnt red color. The head is typical for the style: about one fingers worth, with an off-white shade. It fades away slowly leaving nice ring of lacing on the glass.
S: This is dominant in burnt caramel. Touches of piny, herbal hops blend well within all the caramel the nose provides. Slightly bready, too, almost like pumpernickel in a way. I could use a touch more hops, but I doubt itís the freshest bottle.
T: It pretty much tastes just like it smells. Plenty of burnt caramel and toffee malt start this one off, with a pleasant balancing hop quality (mostly piny, not much citrus). I like the aftertaste and itís mild nuttiness. Fairly balanced and mellow, almost to a fault - no one note really sticks out.
M: The general feel is bit sharper than Iíd like, both in carbonation (pokes through the body somewhat excessively) and actual texture (itís rather coarse). Aside from those two niggles, the dry finish helps it go down easily.
O: Not my favorite beer, but neither is it my favorite style. Itís quite well made though - there are definitely others out there who will enjoy it more than I did.
ryecatcher (539) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber, medium whitish head, not much retention, decent lacing. Nose is citrusy and piney hops and caramelly malt. Mouth is medium bodied, grapefruit, caramel, toasted bread, malt, lots of hoppy bitterness throughout. Kinda like an IPA cross-bred with a Mšrzen. Really good fall beer... one of my favorite GLBC labels too. Makes me wanna finish off the other 3 and howl at the moon.
ContemplateBeer (1339) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Moderate/Strong grapefruit/pine hops with a fairly notable toffee/nougat malt presence; basically, it smells like a full-malt IPA. Appearance: The power of suggestion- sanguine red; nearly still body with a bubbly tan head. Flavor: Malts are a little more bready and semi-sweet; hops are more intense toward the finish, but do not dominate the end game, which is more malt driven with some lingering citrus fruitiness. The booze does not hide, but it is not obtrusive, either. Palate: Medium body, creamy/oily texture, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Overall: A very nice fall seasonal; like a marriage between an Oktoberfest and an IPA.
bubblehouse (119) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Had a nice appearance but lacking in aroma. Not the best tasting beer but not to baf for an imperial.