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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 3, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy, dark amber color with a thin layer of off-white foam. S: The nose has some nice notes of grapefruit with a slight pine to it. There’s quite a bit of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar, however. T: The same grapefruit character is present with a bit more in terms of bitter pine than the nose had to offer. The sweetness of a red ale is there as well, with plenty of caramel and brown sugar. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: This beer seemed to be conflicted as to whether it wanted to be hoppy or malty. I prefer my reds with more bitterness, so this missed the mark a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Reddish-brown colour with a rich head. Aroma is big mandarin hops with cedar and floral soaps and woody malt notes. Well-balanced. I like when that’s the first thing I notice. The hops are largely aromatic as the beer comes across fairly sweet. Orangey, floral hops drench the beer but never does it get resiny. One of the more refreshing beers in the upper mid-strength category. An interesting take on a concept that has thankfully proven to be fairly open-ended. Thanks to aracauna for the bottle!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear deep red - white head. Flowery hoppy aroma. Taste: wet/earthy clothes, berries, bread, caramel, hoppy. Disappearing finish. Aroma good - taste confusing/weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Pours dark muddy brown with tan head. Nose of rye, malt and hops. Taste of brown sugar, caramel malt, hops and rye.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours a murky dark red / mahogany with a beige / tan head, one-finger in width. Very aromatic nose, with heaps of caramel malt providing a strong backbone, grapefruit, dark fruits and truckloads of resinous hops. Flavour is both sweet and hoppy, in superb balance, with truckloads of both resinous hops and grapefruity / caramel malt. Finishes sticky sweet and mildly bitter. Most excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14080) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle from joshuahfl. Pours dark amber red with a decent beige head. Rich malty aroma overtopped by floral hop. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is heavy roast caramel and a pretty good amount of floral hop. It is more sweet than not in the finish. Tends more towards amber than IPA, but maybe that’s just me. One heck of a flavor no matter how you categorize it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle from World Of Beer. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy and light malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Dodler poured a cloudy redish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas ofcarmel, grapefruit, pine and light orange. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel,orange, pine and pink grapefruit with a smooth lingeing fuity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2006
(12oz bottle, 2005 vintage, thanks jasonp) Clear amber body topped by small beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, pine, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, floral, chocolate, some caramel. Medium-full body, light stickiness. Well-balanced beer -- delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
(Bottle, courtesy of Walt) Pours a dark amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine and florals. Flavor of toasted malt, pine hops, and caramel.

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