Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, molasses. Oak y with perfume notes, and fresh hop tones. A mild fruity warming, with vanilla and oak notes. Hints of coco and a hoppy sweet warmth to boot. A bit messy but okay.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Oaky aroma with some toffee sweetness and a hint of hops. The flavor has woody oak up front, toffee/caramel malt sweetness, and some late floral hop bitterness. It seems like the base beer was closer to an american-style barleywine, as opposed to an "imperial brown ale" as the bottle suggests, but hey, they brewed the damn thing, what the hell do I know. Pretty good.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a nice caramel ruby color with a nice white head. The nose is dry and dusty from the oak with a nice sweet sappy dose of hops. Lots of caramel covered orange and pineish/grapefruit notes. The flavor is big and balanced, nice spicy dark malts, clean balanced and snappy hop bitterness and a rounded oak note that follows up the tail. Very well done for Redhook, Iím surprised at the complexity and overall nice malty mouthfeel.
SudsMcDuff (5339) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz .. . Pours a deep caramel tan .. medium foam .. . caramel, molasses, and bread .. . pretty smooth, the abv is pretty tame .. . tasty for a redhook product .. . . Iíll tell you whatís ridiculous! The Kaiser! Somebody should put him on a roll!
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bomber thanks to BMan1113VR) clear brown with light bubbles. Nose of sweet honey, nuts, and alcohol. Taste of nuts, cereal grains, alcohol, old grain mash. Overcarbonated spicy finish.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Binnyís Beverage Depot, Orland Park, Illinois: It poured a clear chestnut body with an ecru head that rapidly reduced to a film with a ring. The aroma was woody with orchard fruit, light brown sugar, and an earthy bitterness. The flavor had fruity malt, black pepper, oak, vanilla, and an earthy bitterness. The alcohol only displayed itself in a light buzz when it was over. Iím not sure what they were going for here, and itís not bad, just not very impressive.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 4/16/2010. This American Strong Ale pours a medium to dark brown color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to full sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, nutty, with a touch of wood. A medium bodied Imperial Brown/American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel, nutty and bready. The hops are earthy. A touch of oak and a touch of honey. Nice carbonation. A like smoke maybe. Interesting beer. A touch of honey shows up at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of wood.
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to someone at the Christmas tasting. I stole this bottle basically- thanks to someone. A light reddish brown color with a tan head. The aroma and flavor is rich caramel, earthy, hot, some smoke, interesting.
Mora2000 (5139) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a clear brown color with a large khaki head. The aroma is honey, oak and caramel malt. Overall, the aroma is not that impressive and could be a little stronger and more up front. The flavor is heavy on the oak with some chocolate and toasted malts. The oak is a little overwhelming and could be toned down a bit, but it is still pretty good. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, brown sugar, light candi sugar, slight oak, and a hint of pepper. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a small, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, hops, rye, slight oak, slight smoke, slight wood, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, rye, slight smoke, and slight oak finish is dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.