jase3812 (84) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2016
Beautiful aroma and quite sweet on first taste for a red IPA. The flavours are almost candy like with slight IPA piney tones. A beer this big in ABV should not be so easy to drink. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2016
From a bottle. Listed as an Imperial Red Ale on the bottle, pours like coke, no head, tastes amazing, no hint of the huge alcohol content. Awesome beer. ANZUShophunter (648) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2016
From bottle in IPA glass. Pours reddish brown with one finger head and piney aroma mixed with roasted malt and some fruity notes. I love big hoppy reds but the finish is almost too sweet. I guess you need a lot of malt to get to 11.5% ABV DeliriumT (545) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2015
What an interesting beer. Pours a rosey black, coca cola type colour. The aroma is very different. Very herbal, very floral, anise tones with sweet caramel in the background. Not sure all of the flavour a gel perfectly but it makes for interesting drinking. Flavour is also very interesting. Very strong anise type flavour, very sweet with a slightly soapy aftertaste. All things considered, I enjoyed the experience but I wouldn't necessarily buy another.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
500mL bottle. Bottled 20/02/15
Pours a very dark bronze body, holding a creamy beige head.
Big aroma - lots of hops; pine, pineapple, tropical fruits, citrus, stonefruits, with rich toffee, caramel, biscuity malts representing well.
Palate is thick, serious weight, medium-to-low carbonation - barley-wine like.
Boom this is a big beer! Very sweet malt presence - toffee, biscuit, sultana, nuttiness - hops come through with force - citrus rind, ripe stonefruit, tropicals & pine spice. Bitterness is high, yet still finishes sweet, lingering warmth and hop spiciness.
Properly big IIPA, verging on American Barley Wine/Strong Ale for sure, very good though.
vanvenlo (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2014
The Local StKilda (27-Feb-2014) Sour sweet sulphur fruit aroma.Amber red low head sheet lace.Sweet fruit metallic flavour.Sour fruit herbal finish & stark wikis metalic after. gnoff (11138) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Draught as a sampler at CraftBrewer (Bacchus Brewing Company), Capalaba - Brisbane. On July 22, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, floral, butterscotch, toffee, fudge taste. Fudge, sweet aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, alcohol, toffee scent.