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.
Jyrsa (308) - - 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 (516) - 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 (1920) - 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 (1538) - 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 (511) - Manhattan, 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 (764) - 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 (73) - - 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 (2087) - 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.
jpkeskinen (434) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Quite alright. The taste is very sweet and at the same time rather strong. Doesnít look too good though.
djoeye (2897) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Look; fawn top, clear amber body.
Aroma; syrup, apple, artificial sweetness.
Taste; bitter syrup, alco grains -
finish whiskey in bread.
[33cl br btl abv11.2%, bb15.10.25, B@Alko]
....when do I learn, never barleywine....