presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. Rich copper. Fair dark cream coloured head. Sticky lacing. Thick caramel scent with tinges of alcohol and hint of spice or hop. Flavour is same components but in different proportion than the aroma. Alcohol is stronger. Caramel is mixed with some woody hops that carry a spicy edge. DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bomber from Craft Ale. Pours turbid ruby coppery (more toward ruby) with minimal off-white head. Looks like a big thick barleywine in the glass. Nose is old aley malt, heavy resiny hops, fruit. Damn, this one smells like a barleywine, too. Tastes rich, very piney hoppy, fruity, with substantial malt. Comes off like a impy red/barleywine hybrid. Works pretty well for me. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, and a standard Red Ale Aroma. Poured orange in color with a tiny, off-white head that lasted only a second or two before disappearing, except for around the edges. Hazy and a bit cloudy. Some large particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, resin, pine, slight caramel, and general Red Ale flavor. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, resin finish. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. marcus (10151) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours ruddy orange with a modest beige head and a standard red ale aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a nice hop profile and a dry bitter finish., savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 4, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy reddish copper with hardly a head. Aroma is lots of caramel and citrus with some pine and floral notes. The flavor is mostly sweet caramel malt and bitter hops, there is a light alcohol presence. Medium to full body with very mild carbonation and a syrupy, flabby mouth feel. This one suffers from the low carbonation IMO.
Crit (3977) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
Amber/red, small beige head.Nose of brown sugar & piney hops.Mellow malt start,blended mid,medium hop bitterness in finish patricks110 (2492) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
The pour is a ruby red highlighted brown with a thin beige head. tons of thick creamy lacing. Sweet caramel, nuts, toffee, and a moderate NW hop. A mild note of alcohol us also present. the taste is quite mild despite the hops. The malts are somewhat sweet with tons of nuts and toffee. somewhat disappointing for an "imperial" beer. the Taste is smooth and light tasting with some creaminess and minimal
alcohol. Overall, disappointing but interesting.
VertBaconStrips (2387) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - SEP 14, 2011
Poured out a deep reddish amber brew with a non existing cap. Strong aroma of caramel, peaches, floral notes, light spice, maybe anise, orange, nice but nothing new. It’s late and I’m very tired. Excellent taste - just what I wanted - fresh, fruity and bitter. Peaches, pine and really freaking tasty. Caramel is solid, an excess of bitterness. Man, I’m tired. Mild carbonation and hard bitterness. I really like this. Just so tired. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Pours dark reddish brown, average head, and a moderate hop aroma with some sweet malt in the background. Flavor is a balance of malt with some complexity, and decent amount of hop bitterness, with the hops somewhat more forward than the malt. A solid brew, but maybe a little too uninspiring to turn into a regular. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Draft. Bronze beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light earth aroma with malt. Malt and caramel flavor with light grapefruit and light pine. Medium bodied. Malt and light grapefruit lingers with light pine and light caramel.