bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours slightly hazy dark copper with a frothy 3 finger beige head. Lots of resin in the aroma. Full bodied with decent carbonation. Flavor is roast malt and resin. Pretty hoppy - but not all that harshly bitter. Finishes reasonably balanced. Malt/hop - no one seems to dominate. Pretty tasty.
CampesinoTino (798) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a light burgundy and amber color with substantial beige foam. Aroma is hops resin, citrus, toffee and toasted malts. The taste starts out strong on the herbal hops, pine and orange rind flavors along with some caramel, bready malts and grapefruit toward the back end. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with medium carbonation and a malty, citrus peel finish. Overall, nice balance between the citrusy hops notes and caramel malt flavors.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear amber with red small head sweet smell bitter delicious. served at gabf 2012.
drfabulous (4654) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at GABF. Red and hoppy red ale with nice bold taste throughout. Enjoyable.
gnoff (8273) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Brown color, tan head. Hoppy citrus scent. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Heavy amber, moderate to large frothy sandy head, sticky lacing.   Big caramel, piney, citrusy, pithy nose.   Certainly a hoppy/citrusy Amber/Red Ale on the tongue.   100 IBUs, really?   As it warms the sweet pithy aspects come out.   Not as big and sticky as I thought it was going to be.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes without any luster or flair.   Comes across as a 1½ Red.   Clean, very pithy, some candied citrus peel, but doesn’t comes across with enough malt body to carry it higher for me.   Still good tho, but I expected a bit more for this one.
ACHops (927) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours cloudy burnt amber with thin head. Aroma is caramel malts and floral hops. Taste is dark slightly charred sweet caramel malt with mild piney hops. A nice imperial red but nothing special.
Koskela (379) - Marysville, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet malty aroma. A slight bitter smell. Maybe a bit of alcohol. The appearance is a medium red slightly hazy with a light off white head. This beer made made me fall on my ass. Bitter and sweet wow. Let me take another drink. I taste no chocolate maybe a slight biscut flaver in the aftertaste. The alcoholy taste is there in the aftertaste. Its an imperial red for sure. Not a bad brew for lauralwood but drinkers beweare
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful ruby tinted amber with a generous head & ample lacing. Deep aromatics showing green, fresh hops and light caramel. Medium to full bodied, and in perfect balance. Plenty of sweeter malts, but loads of hops to keep it from being cloying. Amazing length.
after4ever (6574) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours a slightly hazy rubied very dark amber with a loose creamy head and light drippy lace. Big malty nose with nice citric sweet counterpoint from the hop. Creamy thick body with subdued carb. Toast, caramel, pine, orange, and grapefruit on the mid palate. Like a slightly milder variation on Arrogant Bastard, in a way. You could say all imperial reds are, though--in a way. So that’s not to say it’s a ripoff by any means, just a rather similar drinking experience. Good beer. Lots of flavor and made very well.