gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2017 Erasmus_ro (3174) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours dark orange amber. Aroma is caramel, light marzipan, sweet malts. Taste is quite sweet again with caramel malts dominating. Some pineish hops trying to make an appearance. Full palate. Ridgeway doesn’t really do these strong ones well.
Small head ruby red pour medium carbonation aromas toffee caramel pine citrus the flavours toffee caramel rich fruit medium bitter pine note citrus taste rich barley crispness sweetness is good aftertastes mainly toffee bitter sweet notes likeable Percy0103 (777) - MEXICO - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle, 355ml. A reddish beer with a small white head. Aroma is of alcohol, spiced and firewood. Bitter aroma with a strong alcoholic aftertaste. Medium to roboust bodied with some carbonation. Bourbon and malt finish. Sdaniel90 (1096) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle, 33cl. Clearish copper with light sediment and a minimal head. Malty aromas, hints of toffee, dry fruits, licor. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Thick and creamy. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Rich malty flavors into a sweet malty licor finish. Rich and warming. jookos (7041) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2017
Bottle #6835, 2012 vintage(??). Deep reddish. Smooth malty, autumnal bit old leafy piney resinous, slight almondy, roasted almondy, nose. Med full bdlied, some metallic notes. Smooth, malty, cant find much booze anywhere. Clean well made, aged-feeling when there seems to be a lot of flavours, but all very distant. Ok drink, the enjoyment to abv- ratio isnt that good though.The_Osprey (9140) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
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January 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks Leighton! As ’Ridgeway Imperial Red Ale’, 2012 vintage, #106, 10%. Translucent amber, not red, still with no real head. Aroma is sugary with honey. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is honey, sugary sweet, toffee. Just mega sweet. OK, nothing wrong with it, just very sweet and basic. (3.1)
mR_fr0g (13500) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 19/01/2017. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A clear amber copper coloured pour with no head. Aroma is sweet nutty malts, jammy fruits, little toffee, little caramel, papery. Flavour of semi sweet, amber malts, jammy fruits, raisin, dusty. Palate is semi sweet. Moderate carbonation. . Ok. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 23, 2017
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a clean copper color with loose large bubbles. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy with notes of caramel and toasted nuts. Taste is also sweet and rich with light alcohol. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Kris Wines. Pours clear copper-ruby with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma has some dried berries, leather, crusty bread, faint pine. Medium sweet flavour with some creamy toffee, ripening berries, more bready malts. Medium to full bodied, creamy, with fine carbonation. Sweet, sticky and lightly warming on the finish, with more gooey toffee, ripe berries, bready male. Drinks pretty good for the ABV. Borup (15321) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Sample from at bottle at DØE 2016. Clear dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt,mhops, dried fruit, caramel and a dry bittter finish. JorgeLee (2234) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Deep clear reddish brown colour, thick white foam. Quite sweet malts, caramel, Biscoff, then lots of sticky resiny fruity hops. Bitter finish, cuts through the sweetness. In the hop profile and bitterness it is definitely better described as an Imperial Red than a barley wine. It is a bit boozy but with that citric bitterness I didn’t find it cloying; not really one to smash anyway.