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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Deep ruby amber, thin cream head. Aroma of nutty bread, leather, sweet caramel. Taste of rich roast toast malts, toffee, medium creamy body. Excellent smooth finish of coffee and light yeast.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (736) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark amber with lacing and legs. Alcohol nose followed by pine and citrus. Big bold sweet flavors supported by a strong backbone of hop flavors and bitterness, (124 IBUs). Great balance and smooth. Full body with burn. Love this one!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (939) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 16, 2015
Draught. Reddish amber with creamy large beige head, candy aroma, medium carbonation, taste starts slightly sweet but quickly turns into a hoppy one, long finish with caramel aftertaste. Quite interesting sequence of tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2045) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Clear chestnut pour with a 1 finger, creamy tan head that has good retention. Aroma is caramel, muted tree fruit, sweet citrus, dull, but fresh pine, and hints of hop spiciness and pine. Flavor is caramel, mild almost cashew toffee-like nutty and buttery notes, smooth, sweet and toasty woody notes, a little bready yeast, sweet, cooked tree fruit, a hint of caramelized stone fruit and toasted pine. Medium body, lightly chewy to lightly syrupy entry, bordering on dry, medium, blanketing and sharp carbonation and dry, slightly astringent finish. This stuff is really good, though despite many possible descriptors nothing stands out very strongly in the flavor, or aroma. That makes it seem somewhat plain despite being pretty flavorful and extremely well balanced. Itís weird... Dangerously drinkable, nearly on par with Hopslam and very few others, in that regard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6096) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
12 oz bottle from notes. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have orange citrus and pine resin hops, caramel, toasted bready malts, moderate bitterness that lasts through the finish, solid beer from these guys.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Standard longneck, clear ruby-brown beer with a one finger almost-white head. Decent label. Spritzy grapefruit, tannic aroma. A little raw in the acidity, lot of grapefruit flavors, some caramel, some plastic. Too acidic. Mouthy. Red ales are just immature AIPAís. New Leaf Market.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 11, 2014
Interesting. Not too hoppy but malty and very alcoholic which is to be considered carefully. Nice shape and taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Lemon Tree, Nov. 2013. First rating Iím typing from an Android pad, so excuse my spelling. Warm alcohol and malt smell under the shows a bit of phenols, so itís getting a bit old. Brown color, but clear body, per the usual 2Bros style. Taste is full of the usual Crystal malts and a light dose of hops. Like a little brother to a Bigfoot Barley wine. The Imperial red ale just may become one of my new favorite styles. This beer comes across just fine but it does need to be drunk fresh.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhasmonek (28) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Good imperial red. Nice color and malty taste. Light lacy head. Strong beer with heavy body. Good for Fall weather.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft pour at Clark street ale house. Pine and grapefruit aroma. This beer is massive. Bursts with flavors of citrus grapefruity orange peel and very bitter. Makes your cheeks pucker. Enjoyable but only one please

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
12oz bottle from Proof bottle shop. Orange-red pour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet toasty, citrus, pine. Tastes are toffee, little dark fruit, earthy, resin, floral, little candy sweetness. Finishes lightly bitter and tinny. Feels a touch warm. Pretty nice overall. More of a sipper (got a six pack before I knew that).


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