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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a dark red with a small off white head. Aroma is pine resin hops with a bit of citrus and caramel malt. Taste is a well balanced malty sweetness and hop bitterness with a hint of booze but not as much as the 9.5% ABV would suggest. The medium body has average carbonation and is oily from the hops with a long bitter finish. It is labeled as an Imperial Red Ale, but could just as easily be an American Barleywine. Overall this is a great hoppy strong ale, but my go to from Two Brother’s is probably Cane & Ebel.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Pours a rich red amber color with a long lasting beige head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee and malt. Taste is sweet and fruity, with a nice confluence of heavy malt and lighter hops. Finishes very sweetly on the same tasting notes, dryly with mild lacing and a short finish . Nice ASA. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9249) - 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 (2459) - 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 (4897) - Denver, 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 (4837) - 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 (859) - 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 (1492) - 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 (988) - 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 (276) - 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!


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