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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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This mammoth imperial red ale leads with a tantalizing hop aroma that is quickly complemented by an enormous malt backbone. Finishing with a multitude of hoppy goodness, this “Monster Beer” is truly not for the faint at heart.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Reddish-brown color with a thick, light-brown head. Aroma is almost like a Sweet Tart, as it is fruity yet has a nice bitter presence to it. Nice full mouthfeel. Flavor is very malty, with a rich caramel presence and hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2012
From Beerilicious iphone app: detect a herb aroma in the hops. Red and clear in appearance with a frothy tan head. Light bitterness when it first hits your tongue only to finish very sour and bitter. Average duration. Body is medium/full with a thick and creamy texture. Containing lively carbonation and a bitter alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, trade. Pours clear red dark amber with a small tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet fruity berry caramel fudge malty hoppy. Flavor is very nice; well malty bitter fruity pungent phenolic sweet. Finishes bitter fruity. Solid balanced well brewed beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kzoobrew (13) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Rusted brown colored body. The beer is fairly clear, this is a slight haze noted. Two finger frothy cinnamon colored head floats atop. The head recedes back slowly leaving a healthy dose of lacing. The aroma balances the warm malt and sticky hops rather well. Toasted malt base followed by a substantial amount of caramel. The aroma gets a bit deeper with the addition of some cocoa scents. Resinous pine and sweet citrus hop aromas provide a counterpoint to the sizable malt bill. The flavor begins rather malt forward. Heavy on the caramel malt, warm bread and a soft dark chocolate flavor develop moving back. Piny hop flavor melds with the dark malt to display a somewhat earthy flavor. Citrus flavor emerge from beneath lightening the flavor a bit. Very smooth bitterness Medium bodied Imperial Red. The carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Very soft gentle feel on the tongue. The finish comes up just short of being long. Very enjoyable beer. The flavors layer rather well creating a beer that is not only tasty but interesting. Very well balanced, drinkability is rather high.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3527) - Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2012
12 ouunce bottle poured a murky redish brown color with aromas of pine, hops, flowers and a touch of citrus. Flavors were all hops and booze with a dash of grapefruit bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2011 bottle pours murky brown with red tinge. Aromas are pine, grapefruit, and flowers. Tastes are malty and bitter with pine grapefruit all ther. Nice blend of hops and malts. A big beer for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2012
From a bottle stating vintage 2011. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Murky red with sediment in the body. Thin tan head which quickly disappears.

S: Warm and inviting, caramel and toffee notes slight dark fruits in this as well. Very sweet.

T: Caramel and toffee are huge through this, without much hop presence which surprised me considering the name. Sweet and malty, and very warming.

M: Medium to thick bodied with fizzy carbonation coating my tongue.

O: I was expecting something completely different given the name. This is still a good beer, though I feel it will mellow with time and age decently.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 27, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Large hop bouquet, fruity/nutty/malts. The flavor is rich with munich malts, fruit, and big American hops. A good big Hoppy red ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Aroma of figs, caramel, pine and a hint of tobacco. Pours thick and red with an orange head. Tastes of bitter chocolate, caramel, orange zest and pine. Big sweet taste. Reminds me of a barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
This thing really is a monster!!. Dark red, hops try and jump you the second you pop the cap. Smells serious with a huge resinous sent with dark caramel malts in the background. Tastes malty sweet with a slight roasty tinge and finishes with that huge hop bitterness. Very good brew that lives up to its name.


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