rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From TJs. Very smooth and mellow creamy beer with fresh hop aroma and flavor. Good! Serving: Bottle
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, via Archer Liquors , Chicago...pours a reddish brandy color with virtually no head. Nose is sweet, toffee mixed with caramel. Taste is sweet, with caramel sugary malty taste. Finish is sweet as well, slightly bitter with a moderate lingering. Solid ! Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a red brown with a tan head and sweet aroma of fruits, hops, and malt. Taste is sweet, hops and fruits up front with sweet malty, caramel notes leading to a bitter, fruity finish. Nice brew, very drinkable
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Des malts grillés, crystallisés, caramélisés et collants avec des houblons agrumeux résineux. Exactement ce que je m’attends d’une red ale américaine, pas la plus complexe mais efficace.
dinkle50 (900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red pour with a thin head. Lacing is present. Big time hop aroma. Lots of citrus. Full mouth. Lots of sweetness with a hint of farmhouse funk. Finishes west with earthy notes and some fruit rind. Very easy to cruise through at 8.3%.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at brewpub on milwaukee. amped up amber ale, caramel malts, piney hops, strong malt backbone, balanced. good flavor, seems to be what they set out for
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. A pretty basic strong amber, this. Dried caramel, piney hops, lightly toasted bread. Medium bodied, fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with plenty of bready malts and ripening citrus fruits. OK.
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with light beige head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, pine and spicy hops. Taste is the same and ends with a spicy cough syrup aftertaste. Very good.
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/1/2013. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balanced hop and malt notes; and great strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and floral earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus hop and deep malt flavors; with a great hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial red ale! All around great complexity and balance of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the blind tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 12/12/13. Clear amber in color with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, piney hops and spicy hops. Sweet malt flavor up front, giving way to big spicy hops before a grassy hop finish.