chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with little to no carbonation or head. Aroma of dried fruits and cinnamon. Flavor was malty, semi sweet and caramel, with hint of dark fruits. ABV very well masked. Better classification would be strong ale or barleywine though, as there was nothing red ale about this.
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber pour no head. Aroma is mild of sweet malt and faint cough syrup. This is warming semi boozey and fruity. Sticky finish. $3 a bottle I had to try it.
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper body with a thin vanishing white head. Sweety and malty aroma. Taste is a bit fruity, malty, then comes the alcohol.
The Etruscan (627) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light beige fast disappearing head. Deep amber-copper colour. Aroma is malty with caramel, nuts and light alcohol notes. Flavor is malty too with light caramel and raisins tones, ending in a moderately malty and slightly nutty finish. Full bodied.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2011
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Insanely Bad Elf is insanely bad beer. There’s a severe disconnect between what the Brits and us Yanks consider an Imperial Red, and this horrid pint before me proves that we’ve trumped those limey bastards once again. The flavor is molasses and vanilla and sugar and alcohol and burn. I’m assuming the elf on the label is being punished for this beer’s production. (12/9/08)
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with a thing cream colored head. Interesting eggnog, holidays smell. Sweet without being thick flavor. A bit of a medicine flavor, but not unpleasant. Reminds me of an after dinner wine, something to drink with chocolate. Light carbonation. It is just so different that I would not mind serving this to a friend as something our of the ordinary. Amazing how little of the alcohol comes through.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 From the bottle on New years eve. Poured a very translucent light red color. Almost no head. Looked almost watered down. Smell was sweet, light fruit and tiny hop presence. Taste was at first very reminscent of a tripel, slightly confusing, sweet with sugars and tropical fruit, some spice as well. A little thin, but nothing horrible. I think the biggest points were taken off for appearance.
gringo332 (604) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good brew. Nice brown color, not much head. Very sweet, fig flavor. Sweetness of a barley bine but it didn’t have the bitterness they typically have.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a clear orange, no head
mild aroma of cotton candy and a bit of alcohol
warm alcohol flavor, and sugar, but not much else; i mean really pretty devoid of any flavor at all
oily texture, though not very thick
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours red/gold. Intense aroma - rye, carraway, barley. Excellent barley wine. Hoppy, sweet, mellow. Deep satisfying flavor. Perfect winter warmer.