high_on_hops (552) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep ruby with a tan head and lacing. The flavor is lots of amber malt and substantial earthy hops. The flavor is amber malt and hops up front with a semi bitter finish and interesting, slightly spicy aftertaste over a medium-heavy body.
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/amber with a two finger off-white head and very nice lace. Grassy and citrus hop aromas highlight a caramel malt base. Taste is similar, with hop bitterness up front with a caramel sweetness accompanying a piney finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, creamy mouthfees and a crisp bitterness in the finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a small foamy beige head that faded quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was crystal malt, toffee, dark fruits and sugar. The flavor was bitter and tangy with notes of grapefruit, resin, cherry, toffee and a bit of smoke. Medium length finish. Medium body. The alcohol was well contained. Solid.
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall pretty good american strong ale, bomber from whole foods, rich and nice
Zymurgeist2 (878) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at San Benito in Half Moon Bay. Aroma is musty, oxidized and finishes with lots of melonoidin. Pours a clear amber with a taupe head that lingers. Taste is chewy cardboard, stale must with a hint of floral hop at the back. Lingers long to reveal a rich caramel that tastes of evaporated, sticky wort. Overly cloying as well. Knowing Speakeasy well - this is not what they intended and may have picked a bug up along the way.
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at HOTB. Pours a clear but handy red with an off white head. Aroma was of old grassy hops. Not sure if this is normal for this beer. Tastes slightly sweet with a bitter finish.
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle picked up at North Boulder Liquor
Pours clear dark mahogany with a medium sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, toasted malts and dusty. Taste is dusty, caramel, grapefruit and pine resin
OK, not my cup of tea though
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber, dark red pour...not bold or strong enough to be labelled an imperial. Kind of weak.
Barreras (850) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep copper color with a red tinge. Aroma is heavy on the malt, typical of an Imperial Red style.. Taste is heavy on the malt, I was expecting something different for a strong ale. This beer had a small amount of sweetness to it, but seemed thin in flavor.
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a light red color with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, cardboard, and old hops. Flavor was similar, fairly bitter, but no hop taste, sweet and cardboard.