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RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Often referred to as Burning River Pale Aleís big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle. Nice dark abmer pour wtih a medium sized head. Head coats glass well. Aroma is more hops than I expected. Juicy and malty flavor. Yeasty and lightly fruity. well done brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10751) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
honeyish colour, lots of light lace. Medium to full mouthfeel, hoppy and scotchy and honey aroma. Rich bitterness, citrussy,lace cushioning tongue. Carmel for some balance. Very drinkable. Very good old ale. Variety of hops UK and American in here. Thanks Doc Jay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Bottle... Clear, amber ale with orange highlights. Small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Citrusy, fruity aroma with a very slight pine undertone. Moderately bitter, grapefruit flavor with a solid, caramel / malt backbone. Full-bodied and ultra creamy with medium carbonation. Finishes dry and grassy. Great brew! Thanks to scraff for the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Bottle @ home, acquired in a trade. Clear burnt orange appearance with a small, light brown head. Rich toffee, sweet caramel malty, a touch spicy, lightly piney, floral hoppy aroma. Spicy, piney hoppy flavor, mildly citrusy, rich caramel/toffee flavor. Thick, lightly syrupy, spicy, toffee finish. Pretty cool beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Berry, orange peel, caramel malt and light alcohol aroma. Amber with large light tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately intense bitter grapefruit peel and mild alcohol flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
355mL courtesy of tastybeer. Poured a clear, rich amber with a towering, yellow, healthy head with excellent retention and leaving very nice webby lacing. Aroma is resiny, malty, earthy, rich oatmeal, bran cereal. Taste has the characteristic Great Lake rye malt earthiness, raw oatmeal body but this has some slight piney hops to balance. No spicy alcohol poking through. Rich, creamy palate. Chewy, sticky mouthfeel. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Poured a clear caramel amber with a tan head that lasted and laced. Aroma had a caramel note with smooth grain and an alcohol backing. Flavor was smooth with grain and had a smooth caramel note as well. There was a bit of spice as well with a bit of backing alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear ruby red color, foamy light tan head. Lots of dark little particles suspended in this beer. Sporadic lacing. At the liquor store today, a fellow beer nerd was talking trash about this "stock" ale. Is a stock ale the same thing as an imperial red? What is a stock ale, is this one? Any way... This has a great hop nose with some rich spicy caramel notes. Light acidic texture. Nice spicy bitter taste. Light bite to it. Definitely an above average, enjoyable brew... Maybe itís screwed-up for a stock ale, I donít know, but maybe itís not supposed to be a stock ale at all... Just an imperial red. If so, I think it works. Reds arenít generally my thing, but I enjoyed this imperial red.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to Crizay I believe, from a trade a while back. Pours a clear crimson hued brown with a diminishing medium sized beige head. Aroma is soft old malt heavy with plum and caramel. Spicy with some oxidization and a bit of malt. Finishes up dry and with some big bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Thanks to BBB63 for this one. Pours deep copper with big white head. Aroma of malt, big fruit, cognac, some hops. Tastes malty, with fruit, hops, slight spirits, and a dense, semi dry finish. Solid, and very good. Earn your red wings, then get yourself some Nosferatu to wash it all down.


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