tillmac62 (421) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
COD 1/7/14. Pours a clear amber with a dark ruby hue. Massive head with excellent lacing that has an equal level of retention. Nice nose of sweet citrus (mango and orange) with a touch of pine and grapefruit over a rich caramel malt base. Medium bodied with a creamy texture at a normal level of carbonation. The masterful taste profile is complex and well balanced. It begins with the hop flavors of the nose, flows into a mild bitterness and ends with caramel sweetness. The finish is smooth and leaves you with a sweet lingering mild bitterness and a nice alcohol burn at the back of the throat.
TXBadger (1917) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy darker reddish color with off-white head. Citrus, pine, and caramel malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied red ale here. Finishes with a nice citrusy hop note.
Gurthnar (3011) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Very assertive American hoppiness both in flavour and bitterness. Resiny, citrusy zesty. Alcohol evident, mostly in the finish. Also lots of candyish malty sweetness.
Cuso (5968) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Can kindly shared by Miro, many thanks. Amber color with medium white head. Caramel, citrus hops in aroma. Sweet caramel taste with light citrus hops. Medium long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.
airrick2003 (683) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: pours with a large light tan head, the beer is a dark amber color with a hue of red to it, head settles into a nice density
Aroma: grass, dank, pine
Taste: has a caramel malt backbone, some alcohol warmth is evident, nice strong bitterness,
Palate: thick mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, average carbonation
Overall: a good beer but probably not one of my favorite imperial ipa's, the alcohol comes thru in the taste a bit too much
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thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark red with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is a nice piney hop with a slick oliy malt. Flavor is again a decent hop with a decent heavy malt and I do get a bit of alcohol. It’s decent and ok nothing much more than that as the hops and malt don’t really overpower the other they are just there.
kevinator (1375) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aromas and flavors of strong earthy malts with a good piney hops presence. Mild sweetness adds balance. Pretty dark amber hue and medium weight with strong carbonation.
Doofgoblin (429) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is such an awesome beer! Blissfully rich and caramel with a nice hop profile that is floral. Seriously, this is just one of the best.
FatPhil (10841) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush)
Full malty aroma. Keggy fizzy palate. Full malty body too. Sticky malts. Some earthy bitterness. Rather dull but decent. Covers the alcohol well. Very wll. Bonus point for that.
jmohno (1256) - Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial red ipa. POurs a copper red amber. Sweet marshmellow caramel aroma, mineral light yeast ester.low hop. Taste is strong, strong dry malt, burnt caramel almost roast like , toast caramel. Has a tart/sweet cherry character to the malt. Woody dry. Creamy. Dry finish. Red ipa is my favorate style not imperial red this is above or average for imperial red. Decent. Lacking aroma for being 20 days old and canned. Kindof on the dry hot alcoholy side.
Mxyzlpltk (7) - WeSt palm beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours rusty copper and amber, hazy. Off white head with good lacing. Aroma is resin, pine, carmel with hints of citrus. Sweet with sticky mouth feel. Really great balance of bitterness for me. Beyond the profile of a red ale and speaks of an almost barley wine quality. Carmel and resin back end that finishes nice. Boozy but balamced. One of my personal favorites from Oskar Blues.