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San Diego Red Star Imperial Stout

San Diego Red Star Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Was previously 8.5% ABV


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Ax-Pickin Stout
Date: 12/03/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

Appearance: muddy brown with ruby edges, thin tan head,
Aroma: rich roasted malt aroma,
Body: thin body,
Flavor: light roasted flavor,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: 4
-------- /> Date: 12/02/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

Appearance: black with ruby edges, huge creamy tan head
Aroma: slightly tart roasted malt aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: light roasted malt flavor, a touch of tartness, big bitter finish, a bit too much astrengent malt bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a mostly opaque with dark brown edges and a dense, frothy dark tan head. Aroma of roasty caramel and black patent malts with a touch of plum fruitiness. Body starts lightly sweet and roasty drying toward a semi-tart, warming finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
a murky brown color with thin eggshell head. coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and sour cherry. flavor is coffee, chocolate and only hints of the funky cherry/fruity flavor. maybe a little dark belgian candi sugar in there too... ? could have had a better appearance, and stronger characteristics all the way around. seemed watered down.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HERRDUNKEL (8) - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
Good strong rep. Not too much ABV. Could be a bit heartier and less carbonization. smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest 05: Murky brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of coffee and roasted sweet malt. Notes of prunes and light chocolate. Roasted coffe flavor with a tart and tangy finish. Semi-dry finish. 7/3/5/3/13

10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Very dark brown almost opaque with a medium tan head. roasty malt aroma with notes of chocolate, dark sweet fruit and candy. Roasty flavor was less complex than the aroma. Estery finish. Nice warmth. Semi-dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2006
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, burn roast, VERY NICE Appearance: Almost black dense Flavor: Very big roasted malt and bitterness slight tang on back of tongue which was a plus in my opinion Palate: dense mouthfeel thick Overall: Great Impy stout!!!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Draft at Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest, Dec 05. Moderately dark brown, fairly hazy. Milky roasty aroma, some semi-sweet chocolate. Sweet lightly roasty flavors, some chocolate, and something kinda earhty/funky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Draft: Dark brown, nose of fruity light roast and subtle coffee and chocolate. The flavor is more of a baltic porter with almost no astringency or high end hops, just intense chocolate cocoay notes. The finish is good and medium bodied. yum. Mellow, light, balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (1979) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Draft at SDBC. Very dark with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate and more roasty malts. Somewhat sour up front. Wasn’t expecting that. Chocolate in the middle and decent hoppiness to finish things off. Alcohol warming if you let it sit on your tounge for a few minutes. Decent, actually... not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Draft. Opaque black with a thin film of dark tan head. Banana, roast malt aromatics. Beef jerkey meatiness and saltiness, roast malt flavors. Sweet chocolate finish. Mouthfeel is medium heavy.


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