radagast83 (3734) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, all to myself. Poured a slightly ruby red, with brown notes, slightly off-white head. Aroma was nutty, with toasted malts, caramel notes. Flavor was a bit earthy, with notes of nuts, toasted, caramel. Pretty good, alcohol notes do shine through a bit.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Tustin, CA. . Pours a dark, red, amber color with a thick head, Strong hoppy aroma with a dark hint of malt. Strong, dark hoppy flavor. Dry finish. Has an Arrogant Bastard sense to it. Hint of the alcohol. Overall, not too shabby.
Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from Habitat in Brooklyn. Dark brownish black pour, mild head, some caramel and dark fruits, hops finish. pretty good.
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
guest tap at Elevation 66, in El Cerrito.Muddy brown body. Trying to figure out which hop it is. Really spicy red. Feel the imperialness of it. Thick body. I like reds and this one doesn’t disapoint.
Gethinbeer (2020) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cheers JoeMcPhee. Great aroma exploding from the bottle on the pour. wine gum, rich, hop, malt heaven. Mahogany cherry wood colour with a great frothy head and lace. Strong fruity malt flavour, hint of hop in the finish. Liquorish with a bitter finish.
mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super carbonated ruby pour with off white frantic head. Roasted malt nose. Medium body. Deep roasted malt. Semi-sweet middle. Mild finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Very nice.
BrewBoxer (1523) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep red color. Almost like a double IPA but more rye and grain. Pretty strong. Nicely balanced. Excellent beer
zdk (1788) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle purchased from New beer - Dark red pour. Arouna is burnt caramel toasted malts. Nutty, cocoa powder. Fairly bitter and piney hops. Really soft body. Dry hops but sweet finish. Creamy body. Decent, but just cloying sweet. Split this bomber with Matt and we had trouble getting to the end.
beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly big and boozy. I get more hops out of this than I expected. Also getting a touch of sweetness at the back. A slow sipper that you can dig and find many flavors in.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is earthy, caramel, nuts. The appearance is a opaque red, off-white head. The flavor is nuts, caramel, toasted malt, earthy. Medium in body. The finish is pine hop bittering, relatively subtle but lingering. Solid imperial red.