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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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• Sexy penetrable fruit intensity for the experienced and novice
• Beer Type: High Gravity Ale fermented with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries

Imperial Soft Parade is a gourmet specialty pour that is brewed with toasted rye flakes and two-row malted barley. Loaded with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, we refer to this fermented potion as a fruit infused rye ale. The result is a refreshing fruit delicacy that’s easy to drink, appealing to look at, and finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2010
757 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear red colour (w/o yeast)/Murky reddish brown (w yeast) colour with small light tan head. Berries, strawberry, cherry, winey and malty aroma. Winey berry flavour with malt, hops and alcohol. Alcohol warms quite a lot. 10% wasn’t unnoticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Thanks to FlossmoorBrewAlum for this one in trade. Pours berry red-pink with a bone white head. Nose is berry pulp, booze, and some acetone. Flavor is similar with noticeable strawberry, raspberry, and blueberries along with heavy booze. Medium bodied and every bit of 10%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
watchman146 (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2010 does not count
High gravity beer offers an intensity of taste and appearance. The passionate mauve coloring, and the smooth taste disarm the drinker but without the dissipation of similar big market beers. Soft Parade has a medium sweetness that compliments the full body experience, ending with a long finish. Very enjoyable beer that is one of the best premium brews offered by Short’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5417) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
12oz bottle scored via trade. Pours a hazy, translucent, purply red with a thin, creamy white head. The aroma is very surprising, tons of berry, actually juicy smelling, strawberry, raspberry, grape jelly, leafy vegetables. Flavor is berry jam, raspberry cobbler, grape jelly, strawberry, with a distinct alcohol presence, some sweet malts too. Finish is medium bodied with a touch of tartness. The nose is great, the beer could have more of a malt backbone to stand up to all the other flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours pinkish amber with a nice sustained head. Aroma is dominated by berries, some dry malty hints, floral notes. Tastes of pronounced berries, some dryness, some funky undertones with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Sampled from the bottle at the 2010 February Circle City Tasting. Poured a hazy reddish orange with a slight brown hue and minimal head. Flavor was full of sweet fruits including strawberry, cherry and a bit of blueberry with a slight tart undertone. Flavor had the same berry flavors and was sweet, but was balanced by a hint of tartness and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Sampled at Feb 2010 Indy tasting - Aroma is loaded with berries, fruit roll-up and Wonka Runts fruit candy. Flavor is sweet berry candy with a real sour fruit back. Palate is sticky and tart. The berry flavor is so strong and overwhelming, I just couldn’t get into it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle from the free table at Woodshop 5.0. Pours a light muddy brown color with a smallish beige head. Striking berry aroma/flavor with blackberries and blueberries especially. Additional notes of caramel, chocolate, and dark bread crusts. Alcohol is undetectable and I was shocked to see this was 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10034) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Ruby pour, pinkish head. Aroma is loaded with berries, stone fruit and honey. Flavor is fruity and pretty nice. Creamy mouthfeel, some yeast and bready notes are in the background.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1234) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Reddish pour form a 12 oz bottle. Nice aroma dominated with fruit. Pleasnat flavor with a definate ale-ness to it. Nice.

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