DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2007 on label, purchased 2009 at Binnyís. Alcohol and brown sugar smell right under the cap. Pour doesnít look that red, more of an autumn maple leaf, if that. No head, or course. Smell has a bit of red wine from the glass. But the taste is still a touch too much sugar, with some lactose giving a sensation of milk at the back of my throat. At least it has some malts to thicken up the mouthfeel. But itís a pretty simple alcohol delivery system which I finished off without a second thought, unlike the nicely complex Goose Bourbon County BW I just had.
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle from notes. Pours a clear copper color with a small off white head that collapses to a thin film. The aroma is sweet caramel malt with all of the 11.2%. The flavor has some sweetness up front mainly due to the caramel malt, but also because of some fruitiness,grainy malt and boozy alcohol. The finish is more on the alcohol and bitter side. Medium bodied, but not the easiest to drink as the finish is not pleasing. This did not meet my expectations
nybol (1380) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mere humlet end en normal barleywine, med noter af kandis og citrus. En rigtig nydeÝl her i julen.
Jyrsa (481) - - JAN 30, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Alko claiming to be imperial red ale. Pours hazy orange with small white head. Sweet aroma of raisins, yeast, alcohol and bubblegum. Alcohol, some more bubblegum and a bit too sweet for my taste. Full body with thick texture and soft carbonation.
tsd08460 (777) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: alcohol, fruit, caramel,
Appearance: clear golden with an off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, cherries
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís really not to bad. A sweet and mild backbone with a nice amount of alcohol. Itís masked pretty well. A little heat at the finish but itís mostly sweet. To me, it deserves a higher rate for handling >11% pretty well.
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mum and Dads, 26th December 15. Pours straw yellow. Aroma is catamel, hops, fruit booze. Taste is sweet and bitter, quite impressed by this one, kind of a Belgian strong
Thechasm442 (759) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to tulip. Hazy red with a thin off white head. Aroma is molasses and lots of dark fruit. Flavor is brown sugar, apples, and more dark fruit. Average mouthfeel and sticky. Good beer.
Padron4KM (798) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2015 12 oz 2015 edition. Clear amber, with a thin, off white, short lived head.
Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, floral hops.
Flavor is sweet caramel, light brown sugar, spicy, grassy hops.
RevBFG (76) - - DEC 16, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Terrible beer. Claims to be an imperial red, but there is nothing red about it. Listed as a barley wine, but it tastes more like a corked glass of wine. Huge disappointment.
andrewje41 (2788) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 Oz bottle poured. Oily orange pour with a soapy bubble head. Odd malt aroma. Flavor is a big alcohol up front, with a cool finish. No interesting or appealing flavor here. Bottle conditioned rubbing alcohol. Poured.