bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, toasted grain, caramel, and rye. Flavor of toasted bread, caramel malt, Belgian yeast, and hops (floral, pine, grapefruit, earthiness). Excellent!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009
Date: May 24, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with lots of floral and citrus hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: dark caramel malt flavor, light bready character, lots of citrus and earthy hops, lots of balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Date: March 28, 2009
picking up sweet pine and fruity citrus, as good as it ever was,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-shared by jtc-pours dark amber with a tight tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt, pine. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, pine hops.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at local BA gathering. Poured clear reddish brown color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop and yeast with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy oily bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish color with an off-white head. Stale hops on the aroma with some grass and citrus notes. A bit of sweet toffee and bready malt, maybe some toast. Citrus hops, citrus peel, and maybe some grass and pine. Sweet toffee, bready malt, and a hint of caramel. Just sort of an old hoppy beer. Meh. Medium body and carbonation.
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours hazy amber with a medium, off-white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit and resin, along with some caramel and bread malts. Nice and sweet with caramel malt character, followed by strong, citrus bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Finishes bitter with more grapefruit and some pleasing alcohol warmth. Very good.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (thanks!). Poured a deeper and lgihtly hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pine, caramel, yeast, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, citrus, tobacco, and light spices. Light to medium alcohol finish.
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 1400th rating. Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. I love Imperial Reds. Pours with a large, foamy, light brown head with great lacing and full retention. Underneath sits a hazy brown body with red highlights. Aroma of brown sugar, berries, toffee, Belgian sugar, and a really nice hop profile of Simcoe and some sort of C-hop. Slight fruity ester as well. Hop profile is amazing on the taste, with grapefruit and pine and a nice, strong caramel back bone. Creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Great beer from one of my favorite styles.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a full-lacing light tan head. Aroma of fresh grapefruity resiny hops and a good balance of toasty semi-sweet caramel malts. Body starts with good fullness and caramely malty sweetness with a fresh grapefruity resiny hoppy balance before a drier bittersweet finish. A nice imperial red.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Blackdonald. Pours reddish brown with a huge tan head. Smells of oranges, rye, lemons, sweet malt, caramel, spicy. Tastes mildly bitter with a nice rye presence, lots of spiciness, touches of oranges and molasses. Mouthfeel is full bodied and rich. Finish is bitter and grapefruity. Very nice!