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RATINGS: 938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChuxBeer23 (10) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Blood orange with a nicely retaining head, and pleasant citrus aromatics. Great clarity and a medium soft cream finish. Rich,with a complex backbone of malt that tries to fend off the bitterness and isstill refreshing, with a bit of alcohol numbing for the gums. Annually anticipate the release of this bad boy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sooper8 (20) - USA - OCT 3, 2011
Dark, dark copper/red color. A bright tangy hop taste at first, then a warm firey hop/malt taste stays with you and lingers a long long time...this is why I buy anything GLBC...so they keep making this...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magicalpoet (24) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
This is one of the best reds i have ever had. There is a great balance between Malta and hops, with an overall bite that might not be for everyone, but is for those hop vampires out there! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Hops hit hard with orange peel and pine, but are very well balanced by caramel and smooth malt. A little spice and some roasty character add complexity. Malt and hops duke it out til the bitter end. The finish is a little sweet, a little hoppy, and just a touch of alcohol. A big and creamy mouthfeel will make you remember this one. Finish is remarkably subtle, leading to excellent drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JAN 6, 2014
Very impressive imperial red. Caramel candied apple, cherry toffee, and warm caramel notes. Can get a bit medicinal as it warms. Worth keeping an eye out for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 bottle pours rich ruby with a frothy head. The aroma is of bold hops, rich malt and and the flavor is powerful and full. The finish is bitter and dry with an alcohol kick. Super tasty! Fall canís come soon enough!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Itís called Nosferatu for a reason - the deep red color! Also has a frothy head and a hoppy aroma. Very spicy flavor that is unique and memorable. The Great Lakes Brewery never lets me down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Aroma: Floral and citrus hops overwhelming. Appearance: Clear dark red with a thick tan head that leaves lots of lacing. Taste: Medium sweetness balanced by a light bitterness that balances nicely, but doesnít overwhelm. Palate: Medium-full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long soft finish. Overall: This one caught me off guard because it sets up to be a strong, bitter beer but itís really well balanced and even handed. The hops and flavors are there, but theyíre not overwhelming, and the malty sweetness is there, but itís not so saccharine as to be offensive. This is a really well designed beer that I would seek out again next year!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (472) - Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap at Lake & Irving in a tulip glass. Deep amber hue with impressive lacing. Sweet aroma with a sugar, caramel essence. Really enjoyable smell giving way to a malt-laced, sweet influenced, hop infused delicious beer. Some hop bitterness at the very end. Reminds me of the sugary Belgian ales Iíve sampled. A pleasant surprise with a credit due to commonshawn for the recommendation/push.

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