Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth caramel malt with pungent floral hops, light sulfur notes, not bad. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with piney hops, grass and clovers, nice and smooth. Tasted at Raquette River Beer and Wine Fest, July 13 2012.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Ruby beer with a light tan head. Rich malt and light grapefruit aroma with light summer fruit. Malt and light toffee flavor with grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light cocoa and toffee.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Malty, aged barleywine aroma. Flavors are about the same, with a thin, dry, clean mineral and seed flavor. I think I got duped by Wakefield Liquors here. This is not fresh. I should have known better. The beer is not overly oxidized, but the hops are definitely faded. When did this come out? If I can take a moment to see past the age, I can see this as a decent hoppy Red.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear red pour with creamy tan head. Slightly resiny and roasted malt nose.
medium bodied, resiny hops and roasty red malts...but its definte got that a a buttery taste to it ..Lingering bitter finish.
Seems like a decent imperial red but something seemed off with my bottle.
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours reddish copper with a rich beige head and a smoky toffee aroma. There is a raspy red malt flavor with a sweet and sour finish.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big time sweet malts here. Really well crafted. Smooth and crisp on the pallet. Hops are subtle and clean.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper pour. Butter butter and more butter. Some toffee, Carmel and diacetyl
jcos (1447) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location/Date:Bottle on May 10th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark brownish red.
Aroma: Aroma is malty.
Taste: Medium bitterness, then a ton of sweetness that is too much.
Summary: I like the intentions but this just finishes way too sweet for me, and I love this style so I was disappointed.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For me, this went too far towards the malt bias. I like my big reds to have a hoppy character, and this one was very thick, even syrupy, with malt. Pours dark red, the name is very accurate, with white head. Thick toasty, creamy flavor and the hops can’t quite escape from under it. Finishes heavy.
obguthr (3451) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oak, butter, cherries, and orange peel aroma. Clear ruby, thin yellow head, good lacing. Sweet cherry flavor initially, faint amount of diacetyl. Woody orange peel finish. Alcohol noticeable. Not awful, despite the presence of diacetyl.