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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Rich caramel and oat sweetness combine with irresponsible amounts of citrusy, spicy dry hops in this deep ruby colored Belgian Imperial Red. Full bodied, warming and intimidating.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4192) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Caramel and hops. Bit of sweetness. Malty. A nice take on the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6972) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Tap at the taproom. Deep reddish amber pour with a clingy frothy light beige head. This is a really cool beer. Sweet juicy citrus notes playing off a caramel/boozy sweetness plus some spicy hops. Melds together well. Interesting and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Had this one at monkey paw. Pours a dark red incolor and has a fruity flavor and finish. Not much of an aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Poured from draft at Monkey Paws at the Solemn Oath beer dinner. 8oz pour. Rad dark pour. Rich Carmel taste fruity notes. Tasty

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at Bangers and Lace. Pours deep reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of sweet bready malts, rich caramel and toffee, nice dose of citrus and piney hops. Flavors of citrus, pine, bready malt, caramel, and toffee. Imperial Belgian Red sounds like something I would hate, but this was pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a rich, ruddy red with a small off white head. Aroma of belgian esters, banana, clove, some sweet red malt and cereal grains. Notes of toasted malt, resin and pine hops. Flavor is big, but balanced, with sweetness from the belgian yeast notes and well-represented pine and resin hop profile. Full bodied, creamy texture. Finishes medium and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark red-amber with good, foamy, fine bubble head, good lacing / Bright nose of pine, weed, citrus, dark caramel / Medium body, lively, just a hint thin, big hopping somewhat overwhelms the fruit, some astringency, bitter finish / Flavors of grapefruit, pine, weed, with notes of chocolate, caramel / Mostly a dark pale ale, with no Belgian aspect that I can pick up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (552) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Not really a Belgian, but a strong red ale. Dark red/copper color. Malty tastes, dried fruit, plenty of hops bitterness. Decent, but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Smaller sample at bangers ... Pours a hazy caramel reddish hue, mildly transparent, and topped with a frothy barely off-white head... Aroma of grapey dark fruits and yeast, not totally sweet but has a mild tang to it... Semi-sweet earthy caramel and dark fruits throughout to pair up with a Belgian yeast profile. Medium bodied, not big with semi-lively carbonation. A touch of dry earth on the backend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
The Solemn Oath guys debuted this beer at the Wild Monk beer dinner so it was really cool to be the first people outside of the brewery to try it. An imperial Belgian red ale. This was enjoyed on tap, served in a footed ale glass. A: Pours a hazy copper color with a thin off-white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring and leaves some minor splotches of lace. S: Pine, citrus and caramel malts fill the nose initially. There is faint hint of spicy yeasty with hardier bready malts as well. T: Definite peppery yeast presence on the taste. Nice hop profile with some grass, citrus and pine. Caramel malt sweetness rounds it out with a touch of heavy bread crust. M: Medium plus bodied with a medium carbonation level. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel. O: The SO guys mentioned that this was brewed with Abbey yeast which gave it the peppery, yeasty kick was tasting. The addition of the yeast was interesting and it gave the beer a nice layer of flavor that really worked. It didn’t have any of those off/soapy flavors like None More Black has. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-26-2012


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