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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Imperial Red was originally brewed in 2008. It is deep copper chestnut in color with toffee, brown sugar, nuts and spice aromas. A rich supple entry leads to an off-dry medium-full body of tangy raisins and citrus marmalade, bittersweet chocolate, and mild spice flavors. It finishes with a long nutty, fruity fade.

Malts: Great Western Harrington, Klages, Hugh Baird Crystal, Black, Munich, Chocolate and rolled oats. Hops: Willamette, Cascade and Chinook. Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

19.4º PLATO 58 IBU 76 AA 47º Lovibond

Draft, 7oz Nip


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (757) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a light brown head of foam. Scent of bitter malts and hops are the most evident. Has a rather thin texture with an almost burnt wood taste to it. Some sweet caramel malts to it with an almond hint. Not my favorite of Rouge beers. Certainly unique tasting but not my kind of beer. Glad it was only a 7oz beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1865) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a dark murky amber color with with a small bubbly head that quickly fades. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and spice. Taste is slightly sweet caramel and toffee with a light spiciness. Finish is pretty smooth, more caramel and a bit of chocolate and nuttiness. Pretty solid but not worth the price for the small bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Bright red in colour with no head. Chocolate/hoppy aroma. Floral caramel flavour. Nicely balanced beer, not too overpowering of hop or alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Pours dark copper with almost no head. Smells of a complex blend of alcohol and malt. Definite notes of chocolate and brown sugar with an intense bite. A big beer that I could easily drink as a sessional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (836) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
bottle. Poured hazy orangey brown with a subdued off-white head. Sweet nutty aroma. Full dry tart mouthfeel. Malty nutty flavour with some raisin and spicy notes. Finishes dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10829) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Clear deep amber/brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, hop, oak, little chocolate, dark fruits and medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10644) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 300912

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops, fruits, nuts and notes of chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5985) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2012
No head, deep red color. 7oz bottle is enough. Slight alcohol burn on the way down but fairly sweet at the same time.


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