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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An imperial red ale that in the future will be produced as a limited annual artesian brew.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a dark red with a small off white head. Aroma is pine resin hops with a bit of citrus and caramel malt. Taste is a well balanced malty sweetness and hop bitterness with a hint of booze but not as much as the 9.5% ABV would suggest. The medium body has average carbonation and is oily from the hops with a long bitter finish. It is labeled as an Imperial Red Ale, but could just as easily be an American Barleywine. Overall this is a great hoppy strong ale, but my go to from Two Brothers is probably Cane & Ebel.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4544) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 29, 2017
Not what I was expecting. Super malty aroma, more like a barleywine. In fact, thats what it tastes like too. Deeply roasty with a lingering dark fruit and burned toast character.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2017
From BandC. For me, this was overly hopped, unbalanced and an syrupy. Serving: Bottle

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1944) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours a cloudy honey golden with a short off white head. Malty nose. Thick, raw mouthfeel. Drinks like a hoppy barleywine. Brewed tea quality in the flavor as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Clear copper with a disc of foam. Nose is citrus, caramel and resin. Taste is caramel, resin, toasted grain and light citrus. Medium-plus body has smooth low-medium fizz and a decent balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3669) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Tap at old chicago in Peoria,IL Pours deep red hue with a small soapy eggshell head and sparse lacing. Flavors are sweet caramel malt big bitter hops lite alcohol. The main thing is its a bit too sweet. Big bold bitterness on the finish with a slick big mouth feal. Big alcohol notes as well. Decent yet unrefined.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (775) - Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Malty honey sweet aroma with dark fruit and some booze. Beautiful dark red color with a sticky ivory colored head. Tastes honey like as well, with slightly bitter hops soon to follow. A little bitterness in the aftertaste. Good smooth palate with a good amount of carbonation. This is really good. Why cant imperial red ale or red ale in general be its own category? American Strong Ale is way too broad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2125) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Pours a rich red amber color with a long lasting beige head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee and malt. Taste is sweet and fruity, with a nice confluence of heavy malt and lighter hops. Finishes very sweetly on the same tasting notes, dryly with mild lacing and a short finish . Nice ASA. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (10014) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square, served in a flight. Pours a mostly clear orange-amber with a moderate off-white head that laces the glass while settling into a ring and an island of film. Citrus and tropical fruits, with caramel, faint rye, wheat, juicyfruit gum, and resin. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, resinous, malty mouthfeel. I thought Id had this one before, but its been a long time since Ive visited a Two Brothers offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Pour is foggy amber/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of grapefruit rind, light caramel, apple peel, citrus, and slight booze. Finish is citrus, caramel, and alcohol.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2789) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Pours a dark reddish color with ivory colored head. Pine, dark caramel malt, bread, some floral notes, a little toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with malt.


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