Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015 raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Very malty nose, pours red with a foamy head. Well balanced with a strong hoppy (cascade?) finish.
Big malt aroma mostly caramel and toffee . Nice hop utilization, peppery hops and some pine tar. Malt dominates in such a nice silky way. slowrunner77 (12995) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Had on tap dry hopped w simcoe and Amarillo hops. Nice strong red. Caramel malts, underlying chocolate and obviously a healthy dose of hops and alcohol. Bittersweet finish." GarrettB (1665) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
September 9th, 2012 - I like to see Coronado Brewing as a way to cool off after a sweltering afternoon lollygagging (yep) around the island, but for those who wanted to stumble around the island a little too, Coronado’s Red Devil is an American Strong Ale that’ll put you on your heels. And then your toes. And then your heels again. You can tell right from the nose that this is going to be a sledge hammer to the senses: booze, whiskey, a heavy Pine Sol scent, and sticky, dark malt, too. It’s billed as a doubling of the Mermaid, and it comes across that way, too. Dark, warm honey hits the tongue on the first sip, and is followed by the flavor of burnt almonds, peat, maple syrup and a wildly overripe pear note near the end, too. It’s all a lot to take in, and a bit chaotic, but definitely hits the spot if you need something heavy to punch your palate after a day taking in Coronado’s bourgeoisie opulence. jmarsh123 (166) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a deep mahogany with an ample fluffy off white head. Great lacing down the glass. DylansDad (663) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2013
Smells of caramel, citrus and piney hops and a little bready malt.
Initial flavor burst is heavy in chocolate rounding into some malty caramel flavors with a bitter finish. Dank piney resinous is here throughout.
Mouthfeel is pretty thick and creamy. Lowish carbonation levels.
Very solid brew from one of my favorite underrated brewers. Imperial Reds are my favorite anyway and the subtle hint of chocolate added to this one makes it very unique and tasty.
Burnt toffee, caramel, xmas cake, alcohol soaked raisins a bit of coffee on the nose. Taste is similar with a nice hoppiness stopping it from getting too sweet. Grapefruit at the end, fairly light body, warm alcohol at the end but not rough. Solid beer. Rerate: I’ve just spent more than an hour drinking a tumbler of this while watching Butch Cassisdy and the Sundance Kid with my wife and son. By the time I was lustily singing along to Raindrops Keep Falling, this beer was warm, mellow and open and up there with the best red ales I’ve had the pleasure of having. The taste became a slick, oily, smooth, restorative, spicy red. The alcohol blended perfectly on the finish, and when there was literally no more I wept figurative tears.
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Hazy dark amber color with wispy tan sheen. Spicy hop, nutty, tea leaf, caramel aromas. medium body. Spicy tea leaf, hoppy bitter flavors with some caramel, mild nuttage--nicely bitter finish---good. Kroney (256) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
balanced aroma, with a little tinge of alcohol. flavor is completely overpowered by alcohol. will not buy again. Pdubyah (807) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2013
I have this as an 8.5% abv beer, and I found that it’s a nice balance of the bitter and the sweets, a fantastic colour, even if I couldn’t raise a head on the pour. Enjoying this and would have it again if I had the chance. omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2013
Dark muddy brown pour with a generous head. Quite perfumed on the nose. Malts hide the alcohol content and is drier than I expected. Not a beer that can be consumed quickly. gripweed57 (2912) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Labeled as Red Devil Imperial Red Ale; Crown series. Translucent reddish brown color topped by a small bubbly beige head. Aroma of burnt caramel, alcohol and greasy doughnuts. Flavor of more burnt caramel, cocoa and espresso beans. Lot’s of alcohol flavor, to a fault. Some earthy yeast character at play. Hints of charred wood and bitter hops. Strong bitter finish.