r464 (1915) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and malty, but balanced. Hints of fruit and a tad of hops in the finish.
TheBeerGod (5220) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pretty dark brown to copper colored hue with a tall, fluffy beige head. Aroma is spicy hops, peach and citrus with caramel underneath. Taste is big citrus, tropical fruit and strong peach notes along with spicy hops, caramel and hints of toffee. Body is medium-full and rather chewy with a dense, prickly carbonation and a moderate lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more citrus notes, hints of pine, spicy hops, peach, strong caramel, sweet malt and toffee notes. Tasty!
umich03jm (1929) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Pours a somewhat clear very dark amber color, almost brown. Nice amount of head that lingers a while. Big caramel and toasted malt aroma with some grapefruit hops mixed in. Taste is lots of caramel and malt up front, strong bitterness in the middle, and the grapefruit hops come through in the finish and with a nice toasted malt taste. Finish is not that smooth but other than that I really like it. A really good Imperial Red.
cbfobes (2287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head and some lacing, aroma is of light malt and a little bit of hops, flavor is really boring except for the kick of alcohol on the front end, so far this is the worst of the bunch.
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bleeng (1510) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours bright copper and clear. Nice balanced malt/hop nose. Taste starts off with an alcohol kick, then a thick maltiness comes through. Finishes very bitter and astringent though, with huge alcohol presence all the way through. Seems to be the worst of all pieces put together. Barely decent.
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo (mixed box). Pours medium dark ruddy copper with a decent creamy/bubbly beige head. Aromas of roast malt and earthy fruits? Seems earthy and fruity anyway. Full bodied. Flavor is earth with roast malt and some spiced fruit. Spicy enough to suggest rye. Pretty flavorful, but somehow seems to need a bit more intensity. Although malt sweet is present, the finish is dryish, and there’s a good dose of hop bitter - earthy hop? Something like grapefruit rind pops out after a long time.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pouts a very dark brown with a red hue. Nose is quite sugary and caramelly. Palate is full and playful. Flavors of nuts, caramel, molasses.
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vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another winner from this year’s beer camp package. Pours bronze with a thick beige head. The aroma is clean, malty and fairly rich with some berries and caramel as well. The body is fairly full and lush with gentle frothy carbonation. The flavor starts out with maltiness of the aroma, but much drier and more cereal notes. There is an assertive hop presence of pine, tropical fruit, earth and floralness. The finish has hops that are resiny and really overtake everything. Well done again.
SSSteve (3751) - - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. beer camp box. season 2. clear garnet under a very large, creamy, beige head. mix of citrus, toast aroma. flavors are bold. lots of citrus hops, big array of malts, some caramel in the finish. a bit of booze. full body. lingering bitter finish with black tea. hint of spicy rye maybe. a bit astringent. not bad, but i have this idea engrained in my head of how i like reds and this just isn’t it. (high abv imperial reds that i enjoyed much more: red rocket, long trail centennial, st. gleason)
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to TheBeerGod. This is a big, beefy pour -- super dark maroon with a thin but gluey head. The aroma isn’t very pronounced but hints at a little caramel. The beer drinks with a firm, gooey base, soupy even. The favors are caramel and metallic, with a bit of fruity flourish rolled within. (#4741, 8/23/2012)