portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber/red with a tight soapy khaki head that fades to a film. Aroma has pine grapefruit sweet malt caramel and spice. Taste is sweet and bitter with resinous piny hops some spice and great caramel malt, really nice. Palate is medium full and sticky with a warm dry finish. This is awesome! Well done!
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, lot 3132. Pine, orange citrus nose. Clear red color. Good thin khaki head. Leaves some lace. Good big piney hoppy flavor. Kinda spicy, some citrus. Nice big bitter taste. Light zest to this. Bigger body. Lighter crisp carbonation. Dry finish, not sticky. Very good stuff, went through mine fast. Nice spicy-piney hop aftertaste.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful red color. Crystal clear. Good lacing if the foam. Piney hop aroma with some alcohol on the nose. Malty start. Medium body. Piney hops character with a nice dry finish. Nearly no alcohol burn.
shodrod (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(poured into a pint glass)
This beer pours with a deep caramel color; red to the bone. An aroma of copper meets the nose. Notes of caramel on the tongue. Very low hop profile which is surprising for an Imperial Red. I was pretty excited about this rerelease and was a little let down. I think I just miss the hops thought.
Scipio (690) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker red with a medium sized, bubbly, off white head. Aroma is enticing, being big on floral hops, grapefruit, pineapple, and orange. Taste is much more malty than the nose was. Lots of pine and some caramel maltiness reaches you first. The citrus impressions are lesser than in the aroma, but are still easily found. Aftertaste is pine and grapefruit. Quite bitter at the end as well. This one is full in body, with a thick mouthful, with some flatter carbonation. The alcohol in here does not hide. It hits you right away. This is a very good effort. It actually might be my favorite beer that Two Brothers has to offer, so pick this one up when you have the opportunity.
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasantly surprised. Two Brothers has some great beers and this one is one of the best I’ve had from them. A delicious red ale that holds nothing back. Complex and potent. I will be waiting for its release again next year.
HonkeyBra (3344) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Ruby red pour with a tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, big red fruits. There is a medium hop aroma. Mild caramel and bread in the aroma as well. Flavor is strongly hoppy, big tropical hops, nice sweet red fruit malts. Lots of plums and melon in the flavor. Red cake and caramel malt flavor. This is complex, rich, and great. Nice medium mouthfeel, nice carbonation. This is a fantastic beer from Two Brothers.
bierenjoyer1 (53) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A new seasonal beer from two brothers.
A Very nice aroma right from.the bottle. Hops, hops, hops, then pine, and some malt.
A A very clear beer with just the right carb with a nice foamy and nice lacing onvthe glass.
T Well done with big hops, citrus, pines,,and malts but all features are bigger in this beer. Awesome taste.
P Not too heavy and not too light but just right. I will enjoy this beer for sure.
O This could be confused with a Cain & Ebel but a more powerful version in all areas. This is a really good beer and I think you will like it.