davidm (1777) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
WanderinCelt87 (17) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
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
swiseman (355) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
dreww (7) - Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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...
IPAsavedMYlife (335) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
onceblind (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Stldsf1 (558) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious. Deep brownish red. Rich flavor with fruity and nut notes. Grainy and sweet. Well done
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jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!