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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our newest offering Fracas Imperial Red is a deep crimson, bordering on brick red. The nose is big grapefruit, with subtle hints of pine, watermelon and honeydew. The hops are just bitter enough to stand up to the sweet malt and caramelized sugar flavor of the malts. The roast barley gives it depth of color without being overly astrigent or burnt/acrid. The hops in the finish are ever present and the flavor mimics the nose of the beer. Fracas has a slighlty chewy mouthfeel and finishes with a nice caramel sweetness yet without flabbiness in the body.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2013
22oz high shoulder bomber pours with a clear amber body with deep ruby red hues and supporting a tan head. The aroma offers up some roasted malts, anise like black licorice and light citrus and earthy hops. The taste is all over the place yet somehow still cohesive and harmonious. I get roasted malts, some dank shallot and garlic earthiness and then a pleasing degree of citrus hops to about midway. All of the flavors go so well together. This is really hitting the spot today.


4.1
Sissio (1750) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 14, 2017
Bottle @ home Clear dark ruby copper, cappuccino head with lacings Mou, toffee, sweet rum, pinacolada Medium body, sweet malts, apricot, gentiana, mou, cream

3.7
JaKeAFC (1283) - ITALY - SEP 9, 2017
Vintage bottle bb July 2015. Mahogany color big yellowish beige head, persistent. Aroma is mostly hoppy, burned malts, a bit fruity, woody tones. Taste balanced, intense bitter. A bit dull but maybe because it's old, a good ale.

3.7
fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2017

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Black Diamond Fracas ].
Clear medium to dark red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit, moderate hoppy, dusty hops, malt sugar - malty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, sweet malt, caramelized malt - fruit, malt, syrup sweet. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20170321]
7-4-7-4-15

3.6
Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - JAN 27, 2017
Trübes rötliches Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas Karamell, fruchtig, Zitrusfrüchte, leicht harzig, bitter.

3.8
nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2016
35,5cl-fles gekregen als staal van Alpha Sales. U: Troebel donker robijnrood met een lichtbruine schuimkraag. G: Citrus, karamel, veel ananas en bessen. S: Zoet rood fruit en een lichte hopbittherheid. Karamel, ananas en een beetje kruidigheid. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

4.1
ALIBALI (2482) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2016 Optisch der klassisch rotbräunliche Vertreter, mit viel viel Trübstoffen. Klasse. In der Nase der Centennialmalzbrecher, wurde zwar nicht verwendet, ist für mich aber die Metapher für die Hochzeit von Malz und amerikanischen Aromenhopfen, die ein üppiges ROTES Aroma voller Hopfenherbe versprühen. Im Mund dann samtig und voller oben genannten Flavours. Solide, aber nicht sehr speziell, obwohl der Nachhall voller Assoziationen zu verbrannten Candiszucker im Red Fruit Körbchen sind. Die 0,33l Flasche, ein Member von Bommels Bande beim ROLLING STONE WEEKENDER 2016. Thanx Brother 😘.

3.2
sonotono (266) - torino, ITALY - MAY 27, 2016
Rossa scura, bella schiuma cremosa chiara. Odore fruttato, vinoso, leggero resinoso. Sapore di malti caramellati intenso, finale amaro che smorza i sapori maltati, leggere astringenza, non troppo equilibrata.

3.4
Idiosynkrasie (7967) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2016
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, faint amber colour with small, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Citrusy fruity, hoppy aroma, caramel malty background with a touch of toffee, hints of pine. Taste is moderately sweet caramel malty, moderately bitter, citrusy and slightly piney hoppy overtones, almost rye-like malty spiciness.

3.6
Beerhunter111 (22508) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle with 8.0 abv. Pours clear dark amber colour with a huge most good lasting beige head. Aroma of intense bitter hops, spruce, resins, red fruits. Taste of intense bitter hops, red malt, spruce, resins, some wood, strong malty.

3.4
rand (1820) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle 355 ml from In Bocca del Luppolo - San Remo (I). Red garnet with a short pale ochre foam. Fruity aromas of hop, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, on caramel and roasted. The taste is bittersweet, caramelized, roasted and a little fat. Aromatic fruity notes, citrus, red berries, blood orange. Nice balance but a point of astringency.


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