Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy almost murky deep woody amber with a thin head- somewhat lasting and some slight lace. Aroma is green grassy hops, light mint, some pine and citrus- menthol hints, orange soapiness, and sharp caramel malts. Flavor is piny hop resins, orange oil, more mint, earth and grass, toffee, molasses and sharp dark crystal malts. Finish is a bit resinous and tacky with hops and a slight almost astringency as it thins out a bit - sharp piny bitterness in the back of the throat.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a very dark amber to brown with a light beige retentive head. Aroma if fruity, minty, and herbal like many Pacific NW brews. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Malt profile is caramel and diluted molasses countered by sharp grapefruit rind bitterness that carries through to the finish. Finish is very dry, peppery, and somewhat hot with some accents of dried herb. Not bad.
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smell is sweet, fruity and volatile. Pour is rather viscous for a beer. Brown haze with no sediment. nice thin head. Greasy oily soapy nasty hop bitter syrup on palate. .If this was a double IPA I would say it was on style. Finsih is rather rude. Barely any carbonation. A little buzzy near the end of the bottle. Nast nasty green grapefruit rind squeeezy lasting bitter finish, wew. If you are into IPA or IIPA, try this.
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass
Man, they imperialize everything these days... This is definitely an American version of a red, imperial aside. The hop bitterness takes too much of a leading role and you lose some of the malty and chocolatey backbone you’d hope for from a solid red. Interesting, though.
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is harmless at first, mostly caramel malt. As it sits the hops rise up hinting at a tasty brew. some citrus. Stronger woody hop notes. Chewy looking dark red amber with lasting thin dark cream head. Delicious hops start to finish. Malt is strong with a solid body but play a nice supporting role for the hops. Solid is the best description. Complex interplay of hop flavours through the mouth experience and left behind in the aftertaste.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samples at The Raleigh Times, Raleigh, NC. Could pick up apples on the nose, sweetness, honey, hops. More of the same in the taste with a slight smokiness and a tart, dry finish.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Strong malt and alcohol aroma with some hops adding to the nose.
Appearance: Reddish Amber in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor: Big malt and sweet flavor. Strong alcohol also comes out.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Great Mouthfeel.
Overall: Strong beer this held up well land tasted very good. Not too over the top. The strong alcohol can catch you off guard if your not careful.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz from Norms. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty but very thin. The taste is funny. Too bitter with not enough a malty bite. eh
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Imperial Red is not a style I like and this is a good example of why. Lots of sickeningly crystal malt astringency, blah, blah, blah.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate/caramel, light pine. Mild alcohol burn. Medium body, some stickiness.