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RATINGS: 758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This is a classic West Coast-style imperial red ale brewed with medium crystal malts, centennial and cascade hops. The color is a burnt amber with red highlights and the aroma has a spicy hop presence with moderate caramel malt accents. The taste is a smooth, malty one with a balanced hoppy finish that includes hints of sweet caramel


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a cloudy, deep and dark mahogany with a frothy, two-fingered beige head. Damn fine looking monster! Sticky lace. Pine...resiny and fresh, grapefruit, caramel, vanilla, and alcohol. Pungent flavor. Strong sappiness and creamy. Grapefruit with fleeting notes of caramel. This one is somewhat dry...I like a little more of a sugary backbone in my Strong Ales. Enjoyable nonetheless. Medium thick feel. Strong, bitter finish with obvious, but welcomed, warming alcohol. Solid.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7306) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
650ml bottle. Pour fomr Tomme himself. It is hugely carbed, red in color, flavor is tropical fruits, osme caramel, waay too carbonated htough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle, june 17th. Pours hazy red/amber with a large dense off white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, resin, citrus. Taste us light roasted, medium sweet caramel and resin, increasing dry grassy pine bitterness ending in a lingering grassy bitterness with light roasted notes in the back. Medium bodied, sticly texture and average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
copper red with off white head. Aroma is yeasty biscuits. Taste is bread and grain and roasted malt. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1268) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Mycket humle och sötma, karmaöuserat socker? Kraftig i smaken med bra fyllighet, lång beska i edtersmaken

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2922) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Ruby red amber coloured pour with fleeting head. Aroma is big caramel and resinous hop, with cotton candy. Flavour is nice red caramel, nutty malt with resinous pine. Some orange peel. Palate is full and sticky. Hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Sweet amber toffee malts. Clear dark amber with a beige head. Sweet toffee and a nice hoppy bitterness. Liqueur like mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (409) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
650 ml bottle. Hazy red amber with off white head. Smell is heavy hoppy with caramel, berries, grass, flowers and hay. Taste is bitter citrus and a heavy malt body with berries and caramel. Hoppy finish with pine, flowers and grass. High bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zekada (114) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Taste of malts and caramel. Has notes of berries and is quite sweet. Pours an amber reddish colour with a medium beige head. Taste is malty and sweet, somewhat bread-like and has kind of a dank feeling. Also some notes of alcohol. Palate is crisp and sweet. An okay beer. Not really appealing and the smell is the best thing about it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHult (220) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Flaska delad med @msbrindbergs, tack. Mörkt röd med gräddigt skum. Doftar mycket sött, kåda, röda bär och en aning karamell. Kraftigt maltig smak med mycket bär, sötma och beska. Smultron i eftersmaken. Kanske lite för stark.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MSBrindbergs (295) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Flaska från SB, Bromma Blocks. Dimmig röd vätska med ett gräddigt fint skum. Mycket bra humledoft, toner av körsbär och granskog. Kraftig i munnen med en sötma av röda bär. Beskan är fin. Ganska kolsyrad och lite sträv. Bra öl! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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