Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Wild Mtn. Pours a clear reddish amber with minimal white head and no lacing. Aroma is mild wheat and fruit. Flavor is mild stone fruits with hints of malt and caramel. Moderate to soft carbonation and medium body with mildly astringent finish. No noticeable bite despite the alcohol content. Pretty good and quite drinkable for a strong ale. Perhaps their best beer.
rougeau13 (2424) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Tap at brewpub. Deep reddish amber with a small off-white head. The somewhat weak aroma is grapefruit, orange and caramel, and the flavor is fairly rich. Sweet, but not overly so, with a nice citrus hop character. Medium bodied with well masked alcohol. Not the best imperial red, but it’s on the right track.
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of tangerine, orange, pine and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of tangerine, orange, light pine and light carmel with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter fruity finish.
That1Guy (2183) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Nose not so much. Flavor saves this one. Good job Clifford, you big red dog. Nose sucks, flavor is awesome, so it evens out.
Ernest (7125) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2008.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a note of alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
red brown with a lacing sticky head. sweet honeyed nose. copper is a fitting deScription for the color. flavor-straightforward sweet malt. a very sweet beer that is far from complex. a bit tannic in the finish some vanilla notes and a vegetable hop taste that balances while not complimenting the sugar. i guessed 6.3 for the abv, very doughy
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luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewery. FDGD 08. Beer is cloudy, medium amber-brown. Head is moderate, off-white, foamy/creamy. Diminishes mostly, ultimately lasts, leaves a clingy crust of racing.<P>The aroma is malty with moderate malt notes of caramel, toasted grain and cookie; Hoppy with a light note of dried apricot, moderate notes of resin/pine lighter notes of herb and cedar; Yeasty with a trace of sweaty basement.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter, lightly-to-moderately acidic with a long, moderately-to-heavily bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic (dry) finish. Dull, dirty-penny-like bitterness in the aftertaste.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average.<P>Server called this an Imperial Red, but it seemed very hoppy for that.