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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Excessive hopping rendered moot a modest plan to brew a seasonal winter warmer, and since the original batch was brewed on Election Day, 2002, Elector continued to make democracy pointless and redefine the Imperial Red category.

English & American malts; Cascade & Galena hops; London yeast. Dry-hopped. O.G. 1072


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread and caramel wade in lax residual sugars, as peppery hop bitterness balances out.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam shrouds the cloudy red.
-Fruity touches are also felt.
-I have no idea if this bottle was close to being fresh as there is no date on it anywhere.
-The hop character is rather muddled.
-This is on the sweet side for my tastes in the style.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
22oz bomber, courtesy of shrubber85, pours with a clear ruby red amber body that supports a nearly tight tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of sweet caramel, molasses, crisp ripe red apples, pine hops and some ripe cherry notes. This has a pretty sweet aroma but the molasses to toffee notes takes this to a better place. The taste starts with sweet malts, sweet caramel malts and ripe cherries before pine hops and a dash of roasted malts join in to provide some balance. It gets a touch toffee and molasses like here and there too for adding richness and interest. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5190) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Earth Fare - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark copper, slightly murky with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin trail of lacing. Aroma has some passion fruit essence, some over excessive crystal malt. Heavy flavor with a lot of everything. plenty of crystal malt maltiness, some hints of molasses, just a touch of sweet citrus, and a finish of sweet cake mix. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Just a little too much of everything though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
5 oz sample draft at the New Albanian Pizzeria and Public House in New Albany, Indiana. The pour is a slightly hazed copper reddish with a light tan head. The aroma is big malt grain, warm cereal. The taste is big on the grain, cereal fresh, lightly caramel along with a bright, almost chemical astringent bitterness. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a bit of alcohol heat on the dry finish particularly as the warmed. This was well made though not totally my type of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma is very dry grainy and roasted. I feel like I just opened a bag of grains. Taste is a well balanced bitterness with a dark malty flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2306) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bomber from Proof. Amber pour. Sweet caramel, candy sugar, floral aromas. Tastes are caramel, herbal, earthy bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
bomber. hazy amber red with tan head. caramel malt aroma over any hops. Same goes with the taste except a bitter hoppy finish. lingers quite a while on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bomber pours amber red with off white head. Slight hop taste but big malt taste and aroma, very bready.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewdork (204) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours deep reddish-orange with dense white head. Faint aroma of toasted grain. Nicely balanced roasted malt flavor with a bitter hop finish. Just what I want from a red.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1259) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Quickly fading caramel aroma, with a touch of hops. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with a thin off-white head. Interesting interplay between the hops and the malts. There’s some bitterness there, as well as a strange astringency. A bit of roasted flavor comes out in the finish. Much thinner body then the usual imperial reds. An interesting beer, not sure if I’ll get it again.


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