kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Brewpub, Phoenixville
clear dark red, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
sweet caramel and vienna malt aroma,
rich malt flavor, lots of caramel sweetness is balanced by a big earthy presence, long bitter finish,
lots of earthy hops in the aroma with the sweet malts,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at P-ville, followed by a growler from Royersford. The pour is chill hazy deep ruby coppery, with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of big hops, caramel malt, cabernet, and some black pepper. The taste is hoppy, citric, with a firm caramel malt base coupled with some cabernet and berry notes. It tastes a lot like one of the varietal IIPas mixed with some Panacea and some berries.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler: Pours a transparent copper amber with a nicely-lacing light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel and fresh, green piny hops. Body starts with some light caramel malty sweetnes and good, fresh resiny hop character toward a crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty nice imperial red.
egajdzis (5700) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a red amber color with a small, tight, creamy, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, earth, light pine, caramel malts, and a floral hoppiness as well. Taste of caramel, citrus, tobacco, resin, berries, grapefruit, toffee malts, light roast, and a bit of alcohol as well.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thaks to Tyrone for the growler and eric for the many samples on tap at his house. Pours a medium to deep amber, hazy with a nice lasitng head. Aroma is american citric hops- hint sof metallic earhty citrus cascades, some sweet orangey citrus centennial and possibly grapefruit pine columbus hops- with a crystally caramel malt. Good thick sweet caramel malts, but a bit too sharp with too dark crystal malts, buttery caramel with molasses, with all the citrusy hops- orange and a bit of cat pee./ Relatively smooth with a decent tacky bitterness in the end. This was a pretty good double red.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Phoenixville brewery: Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, and strawberries. Poured ruby in color with a hint of amber with a medium-sized, very rocky head that lasted throughout. Good lacing. Clear. Not sparkling. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Tasted hoppy, with notes of berries, and a solid malt backbone. Well balanced. Medium body. Tingly texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish. Overall, a good Imperial Red Ale. Props to brewer Tim Ohst.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Royersford. Pours a lightly hazy golden copper with a medium size light tan lacing head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, lightly floral, almonds some spiciness. Flavors of toasted malts, nuts, toffee, light hop bitterness and slightly fruity.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Sly Fox. The beer poured a clear red color with an off-white head. There was a malty caramel arom with notes of earthy and sweaty hops. The flavor was mildly sweet from malt. The hop flavor grows steadily from the middle to the finish and lasts well past the malt. The finish was long a big on the bitterness with some alcohol warmth.
obxdude10 (2153) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense & complex beer, very delicious, an outstanding beer, dark amber in color, light brown head with great lacing around the glass, caramel, bread & citrus in the aroma, full-bodied yet smooth & drinkable, lots of malt in the flavors with notes of toasted bread, light caramel & grapefruit, intense & long-lasting finish, a beer that will overpower you, smooth finish with hints of alcohol & more caramel & citrusy hops, an outstanding beer
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brownish red in color with a nice off white head. Malty roasty caramel aroma. Citrusy hoppy notes. Malty hoppy flavor. Caramel toffee notes. Finish is bitter. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.