obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty woody overripe orange nose. Cloudy ochre, thin yellow head, good lacing. Woody overripe orange flavor. Peanut hulls appear at midpalate and beyond. Not as hoppy as other so-called imperial reds, but tasty and unique. I really prefer more juiciness and less rustic maltiness in an imperial red, but those who disagree should like this.
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Thanks, Melissa! Pours a murky dark amber with ruby-brown edges and a big, surging, sudsy tan head. Nice big nutty, toasty nose with some deep fresh-cut wood notes. Grainy medium body with plenty of carb. Toast, nuts, caramel, and fresh-cut wood on the mid-palate, with a mild, sweet, brown bread finish. Nice ASA.
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at River Rock, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and burnt toffee aroma. There is a rich amber malt flavor with a raspy dry finish. Great flavor.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orangish brown with a fizz white head. Big barleywine like molasses spice and alcohol aroma and taste.
radagast83 (4126) - 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 (1383) - Denver, Colorado, 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 (2041) - 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 (736) - 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 (2070) - 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 (655) - 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.