Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Light aroma hides the full palette of this for imperial red. I’m glad the bar tender gave me this to try. One of my new favorites! polarisbeerguy (22) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 A deep rustic red pour with a nice floral scent. Gives a strong yet not overpowered bitter taste and a fresh finish for a imperial red Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Nice aroma for a red, malty enjoyable no hops but this is a red. appearance is a thin head well filtered red. Taste in enjoyable malty thick. Good carobnation, easy on the tongue. I’ve had a few hight level reds... this beats most. Cybercat (5832) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Strong, malty aroma has notes of caramel, cloves and horehound. Pours a dark translucent chestnut with a fairly thick light cinnamon-tan head. Rich flavor has a malty and woody hoppy core with notes of caramel and cloves and some hoppy bitterness. Smooth texture has a good amount of fizz and leaves a woody, somewhat bitter finish. Drink no evil indeed! Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
12oz bottle. Irregular head, mahogany color, laces well, translucent. I get much more malt than hops in the aroma, really appetizing. Strong taste, what you’d expect with the "imperial" title. I like this style of beer, and it’s done very well in this case.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. A dark rust color with a nice thick, long lasting head. Nose of figs and scotch. I taste some plum, toffee, and a warming alcoholic finish. Some spicy hops, but understated. It comes across as something like a light version of an English barleywine. I wouldn’t call it a red, but it is nice. Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. A nice red when poured with a nice head. Has an aroma of caramel and whiskey. The taste is smooth with a nice blend of fruit, caramel, toffee, hops and overall a nice boozy burn. Completely shocked this is as tasty as it is, really didn’t expect much from this one! 7.5% abv. superspak (5587) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light chocolate/nuttiness/coffee, herbal, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light chocolate/nuttiness/coffee, herbal, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light chocolate/nuttiness/coffee, and herbal/floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly drying from roast/hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial red ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. This is borderline on being a brown ale; but is still really tasty and enjoyable. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel malts and earthy hops. Dark red hue with a large light tan head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Very sweet and lightly bitter flavor. Palate is heavy bodied and oily with average carbonation. Overall a very tasty brew. Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Intriguing beer. Dark brown, very opaque. Smells quite sweet, like creme brulee or something. Taste is a little sweet and much roastier than I expected. A little creamy, and a hint of coffee, so it made me think of a latte. Not how I would expect an imperial red ale taste, but I like it.