jb (2346) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at bobs. Outstanding and unusual. Strawberries and malty notes. Rich full palate with more fruit lots of hops and kick. Nice.
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Intense aroma of malt toast and piney hop, fruity and fresh with notes of resin, earthiness, dark brown sugar and hop florals. Medium-dark red-amber color with a lasting, fine, uneven, off-white head and nice lacing. Flavor profile is very nicely balanced between the darkly sweet, toasty, amber malts and bitter, piney hop, some spruce and faint berry in the background, and finishing with a burst of green, leafy, earthy hop and unmistakable ale yeast fruitiness. Smooth, creamy, drying and lightly resinous mouthfeel, body is medium-full. Very slight warmth appearing late. SN literally puts on a clinic on how to brew an Imperial Red here.
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Imperial ale flavor. Good alcohol flavor mixed with hops and good citrus finish. Very tasty beer.
jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a dark red color with a tan head. The aroma was of strong caramel malt and some grapefruit/citrus hops. The taste starts strong with caramel malt sweetness, then into piney/citrus hop bitterness. It had a medium body, medium carbonation, sweet, bitter, balanced, sticky with lingering dry bitter finish. Good stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (10345) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber to tawny with a large, foamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, toast, and caramel malt, dates and plums with earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is dates and plums, lightly caramelized malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish that nears sweet. Full body and medium carbonation.
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap a red brown with modest light tan head. Nice malty body with a faint alcohol finish. Better as it warmed and the hops came out at the finish over the alcohol. Quite nice.
GranvilleTim (1724) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown pour with a big tan foamy head. Aroma is caramel malt and pine hops. Taste is caramel malt, pine hops. Nice balanced beer. Alc. well hidden. Creamy finish- great lacing.
salvaticas (485) - - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Ashley's. Lots of malts with a great hoppy bit. Little on the nose. Pours a dark red. Good
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dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is actually a bit milky, with some fruitiness at the back end, maybe orange. Pretty good still, thought the caramel is a tad on the sweet side.
J_man (747) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt wood notes in the aroma along with earthy notes. Clear copper/amber color with a light tan head. Scorched sugar and molasses sweetness followed by a creamy vanilla flavor. The alcohol becomes very evident at this point along with a good bitter earth/forest hop presence. A bit of butterscotch in the back along with more charred wood notes. Finishes dry and sweet with a lasting bitterness.