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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with royalty in mind, no expense was spared in crafting our Imperial Red. Generous additions of our favorite hop varieties blend harmoniously with long layers of dark caramel malts.

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3.3
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an beige head. Malty fruity caramell citrus aroma. Malty fruity grassy,caramell flavour.

3.3
The_Osprey (8732) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2017

August 2015 - Cask at GBBF. Dark reddy brown, clear, small foamy tan head. Aroma is toffee apple, caramel, jammy fruits. Body is medium to light, smooth, light carbonation. Taste is toffee, pithy, rosewater, sweet finish. Sugary sweet stuff. (3.3)

August 2017 - Cask, gravity dispense, at GBBF 2017, Kensington Olympia. As 'Marble Imperial Red Ale'. Dark ruby brown, foamy off-white head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is Jolly Rancher, boozy, liquorice stick. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is less sweet than expected – quite spicy and boozy up front with mint and chalky notes. (6-4-5-4-14=3.3)

3.3
Scopey (15500) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear deep red with a tiny beige head. The nose is soft, rich, bitter-sweet, red fruit, candy and fruit cake. The taste is slick, oily, bitter-sweet, resin, earth, red berry, jammy fruit, candy, toffee, red grapefruit, spice and booze with a lingering peppery spice finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Pretty alright stuff.

3.4
rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
Clear amber with a small beige head. Malty fruity caramel aroma, berries, citrus, some peach and toffee. Malty fruity flavor, grassy, raisins, grapes, some hay. Ok.

3.7
Leighton (22056) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 1 - London. Pours clear copper with a bubbly tan head. Big oily pine in the nose, some ripe orange. Medium sweet flavor with light caramel, alcohol, more ripe orange, gooey pine. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming and resinous on the finish, with more ripe citrus and oily pine. Solid.

3.9
madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
11th August 2015
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear deep red - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry with decent fine carbonation. Rich toffee - both regular toffee and dark toffee. Marmalade and spicy orange. Tangerine, some citric peel. Light finish. Lovely rich beer, nice combo of toffee and orangey hops.

2.6
harrisoni (19189) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015. Dark red beer not much condition almost made me gag. Some red fruits. But not a good drinking beer. Hops yes but almost made me wretch.

3.3
yespr (47115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight fruity. Bitter, toasted and slight herbal. Dry and toasted. Bitter and breadish malty finish.

3.4
cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015... Dark red.. Thin tan lacing... Soft toffee fruit nose.. Soft sweet malts.. Rich berries fruit roast malts.. Light spice.. Toffee caramel malts finish

3.6
mR_fr0g (13226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 1. Reddy amber coloured pour with a loose mid tan head. Aroma is resionous, tobacco, toast and jam, berry. Little warming alcohol and toffee sweet Carmel, pine, hop. Sticky resin. Palate is full bodied, sticky, chewy, moderate to low carbonation. Little woody in the finish. Bold.


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