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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5950) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Draft/growler from the brewery. Not sure what theyíre going for here, but itís good. A darker amber beer, almost brown, this has a sturdy palate. Nice hoppy flourish in there, but an almost brown ale, malty base. Good on a cool night. (#5880, 12/3/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bomber thanks to Ray. Nose is very piney, earthy, very pungent, strong hop aroma. some honey malt sweetness and caramel in the nose too. Taste is slightly thin, watery and flat initially. Seems like a watered down barleywine honestly. could benefit from more malt backbone and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fitwitchik (381) - USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass cloudy amber with a thin head. Aroma is fruity malty very subtle hops. Flavor is overly bready sweet caramel with a bitter finish. Canít place what is off for me with this brew. It doesnít seem balanced from start to finish. Slightly below the average imperial red-disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1633) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Aroma: Malty nuttiness with caramel; a touch of mild citrus. Appearance: Copper red with a patch of bone head. Flavor: A little more butterscotch than caramel; citrus presence builds toward the finish, but can only be described as "light" at best. Palate: Medium body, tacky texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Rather shocked I hadnít rated this, but maybe itís been that long. A maltier imperial amber thatís pretty clean, but not too exciting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianPetrie (8) - Pelham, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
I am an ale enthusiast. You cannot taste any alcohol sweetness at all. Malty offering with complexity and depth. An absolute treat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Woody, toasty, toffee, nicely bittered. European style bomber, bad label. Aroma is actually a little muted. Dryish, the bitterness really hits you on the back and sides of the tongue. Medium body, long woody finish with some grass and raisin. Not quite what I expected, but decent. New Leaf Market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (8328) - 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.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5881) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3380) - 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.

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