Ashaw (2) - Dripping Springs, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013 does not count
Great, but BIG beer with a crisp, dry finish. Complex, caramel malt. Not cloying or sugary. Intense yet smooth hop flavor puts it right up my alley. Extremely drinkable. Super easy on the palate with just enough mouthfeel to leave you sated but not overburdened. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours dark amber with a large khaki head. Smells of hints of caramel and citrus. Taste is bitter with some malt sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Real Ale Brewers’ Cut Imperial Red Ale finishes with a sweet twinge. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
A hazy amber beer. Pours with a short, but lasting beige head. The aroma is stone, lichen, mineral, and a standalone bitterness. The flavor had notes of bitterness from some particular hop variety and that’s it. It leaves some intricate lace. Its just pretty good overall. TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
This is a pretty big beer. Pours cloudy, reddish with a totally retained tan colored head. Aroma is rich caramel with big citrus notes as well. Flavor is both BIG malt and BIG hops. Tasty effort from the guys in Blanco! superspak (6218) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/11/2013. Pours hazy and cloudy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and good complexity of dark malt and hop notes, with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Slight pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of hop and dark malt flavors; with a near perfect malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial red ale! All around nice balance balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light earthiness with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.