RedSox2004 (1397) - 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.
Barreras (1167) - 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.
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.
Zymurgeist2 (1211) - 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.
Beerman6686 (5067) - 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.
Art (2093) - 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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
8.2% at Antenna America. Shared by Chuwy. A gorgeous red pour with a beige head. The nose is citrus & spicy rye notes. A nice bitter ale, caramel but a bit too biter & astringent. A nice beer but a touch too grapefruity bitter for me.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HOTB. Mild hop notes, Twizzlers and sweet malt character. Deep coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Moderately sweet start with light Twizzlers. Carbonic tang. Medium-heavy hop bitterness in the finish with nutty sweet after.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Amber-brown color with a big sudsy beige head that as good retention. The aroma is strong with pine, grapefruit and sweet caramel. The taste, like the aroma, is pine, grapefruit and toffee. The palate is incredibly smooth and full with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Very tasty stuff, me like.
beertholomeus (1075) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a thick tan head. Hop, caramel, toffee, citrus, dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Resinous hop, caramel, toffee, chocolate, citrus, biscuit, bubblegum, plum and malt flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Slightly bitter and chocolate, caramel and resinous hop finish.