RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
An imperial red ale that in the future will be produced as a limited annual artesian brew.

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   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 Brother’s is probably Cane & Ebel.

ads135 (4844) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 29, 2017
Not what I was expecting. Super malty aroma, more like a barleywine. In fact, that’s what it tastes like too. Deeply roasty with a lingering dark fruit and burned toast character.

rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2017
From BandC. For me, this was overly hopped, unbalanced and an syrupy. Serving: Bottle

DocJitsu (2013) - 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.

nearbeer (5516) - 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.

Terminus (3702) - 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.

coachd (888) - 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 can’t imperial red ale or red ale in general be it’s own category? American Strong Ale is way too broad.

jjgmd (2212) - 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

phaleslu (10456) - 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 I’d had this one before, but it’s been a long time since I’ve visited a Two Brothers offering.

Dfonorow (2250) - 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.

TXBadger (2811) - 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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