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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: Rogueís Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

19.4ļ PLATO 58 IBU 76 AA 47ļ Lovibond

Draft, 7oz Nip


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle 250ml. Masterpiece. Aromas of cherry, caramel, butter, and flowers. Taste is sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Red, with no head.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (168) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
I was expecting a little more malt then hops but it balances nice. The color is a nice deep amber which i expect alot of reds to have but few seldom do

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swiseman (427) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
nutty aroma; ample copper head. rich tastes of nuts, coffee, caramel, toffee and some molasses helps to mask the generous flavor of alcohol. some hops in the finish, but malt flavors still prevail. a very enjoyable brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreww (7) - Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011 does not count
Thank god theyíre going back to the 22 oz. 7 ounces just isnít enough of this beer. Itís a little pricey, but for some reason itís easier to pay $15 for a 22 than 5 for a 7 oz. I always buy just one small bottle and itís never enough. A beer this smooth just goes down way too easy and then youíre left staring at a tiny, empty bottle wondering where it all went.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Rogue Ales--Oregon Brewing Company--Imperial Red Ale--2008 Black Ceramic 26 oz. Bottle. 9.00% ABV--75 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Rich lacy off white head. Clear deep amber red color hazes dark mahogany with rich Bottle Conditioned sediment. Floral malty toasted hop front. Creamy smooth roasted earthy mild sweet toffee fruit rich Red Ale biscuit dough body. Balanced hop spice mild EtOH satisfying end. Sampled 7/15/2008. 4 @ $14.99 Each.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2010
7oz nip bottle. Pours dark brown with red highlights and medium tan head with lots of lace. Aroma is uber rich with spicy hops and vinous caramelly malts. Hint of alcohol. Flavor follows aroma - starts with toasty and biscuity malts. Spicy evergreen hops enter along with waves of rich caramel and toffee malt. Firm bitterness in finish but balanced by big caramel bready malt with hints of chocolate. Warming. Mouthfeel is full bodied with creamy suds and subtle astringency from firm hops and ethanol. Overall: fantastic.Definitely a top pick for American barley wine...

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2010
The smell of this beer made me want to cream myself before I even tasted it. Not a whole lot of head like you would expect from an imperial. What I didnít really expect was the shear dryness that this beer has. The other Rogue Red is a lot more sweet. This is more like a harvest ale with red undertones. Finishes dry and hoppy. Man, I would love to see this one aged.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 What a big surprise in such a small bottle! Pours a deep nutty brown, almost rusted orange near top edges. Good medium sized creamy tan head with great lacing down the glass. Smell is dang complex and very wnderful. I can get aromas of gently roared chocolate malt, buttered biscuit, almonds, and citrusy (?) hops. Tase is much the same elements, with the nuttiness being more pronounced, as well as some orange zest. Finish is off-dry with sweet almond nuttiness. In all, itís suberbly balanced and a pleasant drink. I would totally get more if it wasnít $5 for 7 oz. But just a masterfully crafted beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
7oz. pours with very little head, rusty color, not the sparkling ruby i sought. Body is firm and full, offering every beloved quality of a sweet femine bossom. Aroma is deliciously alcoholic but not quite as wowing as the taste, which features a yummy, buttery toffee the like of which Iíve not seen before in a beer. Itís almost like a wertherís original flavored scotch. Oh, how I love this beer. But fate is cruel and the 7 oz., quickly drained. Need more expensive Red ALE!

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Delicious. Deep brownish red. Rich flavor with fruity and nut notes. Grainy and sweet. Well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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