BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Murky brown pour. Very nice aroma and flavor of toffee, earth, sweet caramel, maybe a hint of wood, and some nice hop balance. Very good.
Fech (283) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head, deep red color. 7oz bottle is enough. Slight alcohol burn on the way down but fairly sweet at the same time.
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bid muddy red pour. Quite viscous, you can almost see the calories! Big robust beer with good length. Even though it has high IBU’s it is well masked.
garth_86 (221) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy muddy red color no head sticks around. Lots of malty ness and almost a earthy flavor. Alcohol is there. Worst of there XS series but just my opinion. Still a good beer.
Slipstream (1924) - USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pricey little 7 oz bottle. Floral aroma with a whiff of earth. Strong, malty, and full of grain flavor. A warming mouthful and a strong, dry, bready taste. It is a little harsh but still impressive.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Insomma, le red ale mi piacciono ma questo ha lasciato alquanto a desiderare.... Peccato.
PhillyCraft (2763) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pony bottle back in the day. Poured a very deep copper color with small to medium head, good lace. Aromas of brown sugar, spicy hops, caramel toffee malts. Taste is somewhat stale earthy hops, sour fruits, lots of spice. Some chocolate in the aftertaste.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A broom straw flavor of malt, so the beer is slick and somewhat sweet with flavor of dark cherry wine and dried prune. after some sips i noticed a grape juice flavor somewhat slick that did not overpower the straw. some fruit punch in the frothy head. it has some nice depth.
reebtogi (3797) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml ceramic bottle with a swingtop pours a deep amber color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some nice lacing behind. Aroma is caramel with some roasted grains and citrus and earthy notes. Taste is well balanced between the caramel and roasted notes and the citrusy and earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. As far as Imperial Red Ales go, this was outstanding. Very tasty and very highly recommended.
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma was big and malty, one of the more malty aromas I’ve smelled. The taste was just as big, with an excellent balance of bitter and big malty, barlerywine like flavors.