wlajwl (5837) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is strong caramel malts and piney hops. The flavor is caramel malts, grapefruit, pine needles, fruit and a slightly sour/warming alcohol finish.
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bomber, brown with red hue, white collar, smells like hops and booze. I have to say I’m a big fan of strong red ale and Sanford and son so these two things being brought together is very exiting to me, very reminiscent of champagne and ripple being mixed to make cham-pipple!? Or Aunt Ester’s face and cookie dough being brought together to make gorilla cookies. I miss Redd Foxx, he was my hero growing up. Make a beer to salute George Jefferson and I’ll buy that too!
jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a good sized head. Raisin and bread with a heavy dose of hops and sugar.
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, and caramel. Taste is of bitter, resiny hops. Has a backbone of bready malt. There is also a lot of pine. Lingering bitter hop taste. As it warms, more caramel starts to come through. Drinks really easy. I liked it. A lot.
kaser (5685) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red pour from 22oz bottle. Hoppy and fruity aroma - the smell is fantastic. Smells like a floral ipa. Smooth fruits and flowery taste. Really good
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This impy "redd" ale has a chestnut body with a creamy tan head. Thick lace. Zest and floral scents hit the nose first followed by some caramel and dark stone fruit. The flavor is more malt forward, fruit and caramel followed by some zest and an earthy bitterness. The finish is dry and mildly bitter. Not bad.
jh773 (252) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque muddy red-orange with a carrot head. Smells like sweet caramel, syrup. Taste is biscuit, caramel, herbal, cream. Long finish. OK.
nuplastikk (5796) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by Anndiesel. Thick amber-burgundy body. Respectable beige head...sticks around. Piny hops and amber malt aroma. Could you call this a Barleywine? Definitely. Pretty well done Imperial Amber as it were. Rich and sweet, quality feel. Cherry amber wood with a nice dry hop character that coats your palate into the aftertaste. Has that almost woody vanilla tinge. Pretty enjoyable beer.
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour. Big malty flavors, some really dense toffee cracker in there, plenty of hops but not enough.
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/ruby color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted caramel malt, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, pine hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter with some alcohol; Not too bad.