CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014 awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours clear amber/brown with minimal off-white head. Nose is smooth malts and some caramel, bright fruit. Flavor is very smooth and mellowed malts with a slight fruity hop back tone and a slightly over-barring alcohol presence. The alcohol taste really kills this one right now, maybe some age would help as long as the other flavors don’t fade. Has potential, but a little off for me.
A decent beer, strong and does the job. Taste wise, it reminds me of a barley wine/old style ale, similar to winter warmer but with a different malt backbone. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Reddish brown color with an off white head. Flavor is much like a hoppy barleywine. Resinous hops, brown sugar, yeasty and doughy. Its ok. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by Jay. Bottled on February 2013. Bottle labeled 9.3%. I was worried about this tasting like all old hop and caramel malt, but at this stage it’s drinking like a pretty decent hoppy barleywine. As Jay put it, somewhere between Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard. Some caramel malt in the flavor, but a lot of nice spiciness, too. Still has a good earthy hop character to it. A hint of metallic. Mostly clear red orange color, made hazy by many big chunks of yeast in the body. Good thin khaki head, leaves decent lace. Bigger bitter taste, some light alcohol heat, lightly astringent. Bigger body. Lighter, lightly soft carbonation, more dry finish. Decent, lightly warming imperial red ale. A bit malt forward right now. Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Good beer. I think I like Imperial Reds more than regular ones(small sample size though). Don't love Reds, but the Imperials take the good traits to another level. This one is solid but not great.
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Sample at Pint House during a tap takeover. Dark reddish-amber color with a medium thick foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt, hops and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, earthy hops and fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep ruby/copper with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel and cereal malts, some floral hops, and a little bit of spiciness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Nothing great. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber pour, light whispy carbonation/lacing and an aroma of light peppery hops. Flavor is definitely that of a hopped up amber ale, nice herbs, caramel and finishes hoppy with a hint of the alcohol coming through. At under $6/bomber, don’t pass it up. Westchesterco (2061) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Appearance cloudy amber airh a white head aroma bready and hoppy taste bready with a bitter after taste that lIngers on the palate Iphonephan (7025) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy amber with a fine ecru head. Grassy hop aroma. Nice caramel notes moderating the hops. Bitter after taste. b3shine (8940) - Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Draft to taster at Upland. Looks solid; a transparent copper with ample fluffy off-white head. Smells and tastes sweet and MALTY withots of caramel and a bit of hops. Average on the palate. Decent beer.