nephirem (684) - CROATIA - FEB 5, 2018
Bottle, 0.33l. 9.4% ABV. Hazy brown/red pour, thin frothy off-white layer on top. Some lacing. Intensely sweet nose, loads of caramel and candy notes, honey, herbal liquor.
Medium body, soft carbonation. Thick and oily texture, creamy mouthfeel. Starts off sweet, going into bitter aftertaste. Aroma is heavily malty. Loaded with caramel, toffee and candy. Molasses. Brown sugar. Herbal liquor. Sweetness hides the alcohol somewhat, however it's still nicely warming. Some spicy, peppery notes. Vague honey. Finishes bitter, medium lasting, slight touch of alcohol.
Overall, a bit on the sweet side this one. Not really fond of that, to be honest... And worthy of notice, this sample wasn't really fresh. Oh well. kovica (370) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2017
0,33 l. Bottle. Brown color with off white head. Fruit aroma. Sweet, hop and fruit taste, strong and bitter finish Marko (6385) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2017
Bottled, thanks heavy! Red-amber body with an off white head, tiny but lasting. Malty, slightly oxidized aroma, orange, a touch of pine, dusty and a bit sticky. Eh. Taste... nice orange candy, full maltiness, light dusty notes, scant to no bitterness. Well, not a bad beer at all, but hardly one of my favorites. Nicolas022 (28) - CROATIA - DEC 9, 2017
Best imperial red ale i have test so far, it has everything that one imperial red ale must have: color, ABV, aroma, taste, aftertaste, bitterness... sebsky (462) - ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
330 ml bottle from Stoneworks,Peterborough. BB 22/12/2017;9.4%.
Light red/copper,slightly hazy.
Nose - toasted malts,bread,resin.
Taste - malts,caramel,walnut skin aftertaste.
stupre (538) - Nanterre, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2017
Taster on tap @ Kaapse Brouwers Rotterdam. Double red ale assez puissante avec une belle consistance. CraftyHare (139) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2017
330ml bottle pours deep red-amber with foamy beige head. Aromas of citrus hops, butterscotch and herbal characters. Tastes of orange rind, pine, toffee, honey, caramel malt, liquorice, smoke and pepper. Not much alcohol presence despite the 9.4% alc vol. Big body with slightly oily texture. Long finish with hoppy bitterness. bonkiedeaap (861) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from de Caigny in Essen, Belgium.
The beer is amber colored with a nice creamy head and good carbonation.
The aroma is malty and has notes of caramel, dark fruits, licorice, spices, fresh hops and citrus.
The taste is full bodied sweetness with notes of malts and caramel, dried fruits, licorice and goes to medium bitterness with notes of spices and some roasted and cacao notes.
The finish is dry and long staying bitterness. Muggus69 (2831) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2017
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 31-10-18
Rather attractive brew - deep reddish copper, dense off-white cream.
Interesting nose - ripe strawberry, brown toffee, cream/vanilla, herbal malts, brownish toast, grapefruit.
Full body without being rich/big, drying sort of bit of acrid roasty character cuts through things.
Dark caramel sweetness upfront, bit of toast, vanilla, red fruits, plums, herbal hops, plenty of bitterness, touch of sort of dark roasty, almost chocolate character emerges with warmth. Plenty of bitterness, booze kicks through eventually.
Very unique beer - unlike anything I’m yet to come across, and enjoyable. Shark_Pants (781) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2017
330ml bottle BB 31 Oct 2018. Slightly hazy copper red with nice beige head. Big pine and resin aromas, along with some rockmelon, paw paw, toffee. The taste has big pine flavours, lots of caramel, some toasted bread, resin, marmalade - quite sweet, moderate bitterness. Medium bodied and drinks scarily much less than the big 9.4% ABV. Pretty good.