bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours an amber-cooper color with a medium-sized white head. Has a floral and hoppy aroma. Grapefruit and hops flavors with a nice smooth finish.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper body, beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, light caramel. Soft light-medium body, low carbonation. No clubbing over the head with the bitterness, just straightforward enjoyable. Very drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by jtclockwork-tan-amber. A-sweet med malt-caramel, spice. T-sweet med malt-caramel, spice hops. Drying, lots of carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear amber, scant beige head, light sweet caramel malt aroma with light floral hops, thin body, hot caramel malt flavor, mostly dry with some earthy hops balancing the alcohol, long bitter finish, the bitterness and the thin body is not a good combo, needs either more body or less betterness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 10/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured dark brown with an average fizzy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toasted bread malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy golden amber color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of slightly medicinal and spiced caramel. Taste is herbal brown bread.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler acquired in trade with Sephiroth (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, green leaf hopiness, fruity and some caramel. I got some ice tea in there as well. Tastes were fruity with caramel, and some citrus. Light on the hopdog bitterness scale. Thinner body.
jtclockwork (7976) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of sugar cone, white sugar, resin, sweet and sugary malt, birch sap and caramel malt. Lighter side of Medium body.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Sample at Heorot in Muncie, IN. The beer pours a clear brownish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of piney hops and malt plus a touch of citrus. The finish is hoppy up front and settles to a sweet malty aftertaste. Decent Imperial Red overall.