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RATINGS: 348   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11342) - 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 (14089) - 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 (6559) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (703) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2040) - USA - AUG 10, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - AUG 6, 2012
Insomma, le red ale mi piacciono ma questo ha lasciato alquanto a desiderare.... Peccato.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3314) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2257) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2012
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.


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