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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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An imperial red ale that in the future will be produced as a limited annual artesian brew.


Scipio's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (810) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square, served in a flight. Pours a mostly clear orange-amber with a moderate off-white head that laces the glass while settling into a ring and an island of film. Citrus and tropical fruits, with caramel, faint rye, wheat, juicyfruit gum, and resin. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, resinous, malty mouthfeel. I thought I’d had this one before, but it’s been a long time since I’ve visited a Two Brothers offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Pour is foggy amber/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of grapefruit rind, light caramel, apple peel, citrus, and slight booze. Finish is citrus, caramel, and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2388) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Pours a dark reddish color with ivory colored head. Pine, dark caramel malt, bread, some floral notes, a little toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2016
On tap at Sheffield’s in Chicago. Clear reddish appearance with a lacy beige head. Resinous hops, piney, bitter and boozy. A little over the top.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4763) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Rated on 12-14-2015 (Bottle) The appearance of this beer is a medium sized ivory head with a lengthy retention, transparent copper body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma citrus, sweet, earthy, caramel malt, and toasted. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrus, sweet, spicy, caramel malt, syrupy, and light pine. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. Overall, a very quaffable beer that has a spicy and hop aftertaste. This is a good sipping beer that has an alcohol in the finish. It is a beer that is worth trying and a beer that I would partake in again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Clear, red mahogany. Minimal light tan head. Caramel. Light vanilla. Bitter, sweet. Medium body, not much effervescence. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1468) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle at the Lincoln WIne Bar. I haven’t loved Two Brothers beers too much, but this is really good. Tons of caramel sweetness balanced with a nice hop edge at the end. Strong in flavor with a bit of alcohol warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Rich and malty body of sweet caramel and charred toffee, finishing with a chalky, funky aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (275) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Nice foggy amber orange color with a huge pale orange head that fades quickly, tons of lacing. Piney, citrusy aroma with a malt backbone. Sweet flavor, not much bitterness. The label says 124 ibu’s, fooled me. Pretty nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draft at Bierstube. Tulip. Mostly clear dark amber pour with a good amount of off-white foam. Lots of lace. Sweet succulent mix of medium toasted caramel malts and stone fruit with a strong hop bite. Apricot pits. Mandarin peels. Dried dates and figs. Brown sugar candies. Peat. Challah. Autumn leaves. Apple seeds. Wildflower honey. Burnt butterscotch. Artichokes. Dandelions. Crystallized ginger. Passionfruit. Hot peppers. Turpentine. Feels big and syrupy but has enough hops and tannins to make the finish dry and astringent. Deep rich spicy candied varnish.


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