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Dank Imperial Red - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Dank Imperial RedDank Imperial Red

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BA SCORE
88
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kickapoodude on 12-18-2008)
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jimmygord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-25-2013 14:20:13 | More by jimmygord
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-25-2013 13:06:25 | More by enelson
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-24-2013 17:32:15 | More by JimGlonke
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-02-2013 04:18:29 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Larrygto

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2013 18:40:15 | More by Larrygto
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-24-2013 03:24:55 | More by PopnLoads
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-20-2013 03:04:22 | More by Kunstman
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leedorham

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-08-2013 01:00:07 | More by leedorham
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--Dom--

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-30-2013 03:34:19 | More by --Dom--
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-29-2013 02:52:29 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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robthepenguin

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-23-2013 06:30:45 | More by robthepenguin
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timc100

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle - need to make it know that this is a bourbon aged beer, wouldn't have known or picked it up unless the shopkeep had told me.

A: Beautiful murky, to the point of opaque, ruby mahogany. Substantial beige head considering the barrel aging, very creamy with a slight tinge of orange. Very thick and sticky cream lacing

S: Very interesting. Not as dank as I would have hoped, but still there is a juicy hopped-to-hell red ale in there - grapefruit citrus rind, lightly astringent tropical fruit, caramel and toffee. Creamy vanilla and oak, hot bourbon caramel. Very hot, actually, but it works

T: Bitterness does not assault the front of the tongue as I was hoping and expecting, a rather smooth entrance of grapefruit. In the middle of the mouth the caramel and oaky vanilla open up, finishes with a lot of bourbon heat.

P: Very smooth, medium-full bodied, incredibly soft almost non-existant carbonation. Works well

O: A very interesting and tasty brew. I think the base red ale could have been more aggressive, though I assume the time in the barrel diminished the hops. The bourbon surely adds another layer, but it is not incredibly rich - the heat works well. Good could have been great.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 19:35:35 | More by timc100
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-06-2013 22:52:58 | More by emottram
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SciFritz

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-06-2013 10:15:44 | More by SciFritz
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DrWily

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-06-2013 04:00:28 | More by DrWily
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours about the darkest amber it could to still be considered amber, very cloudy with a quarter of finger of head that escaped while I was typing this sentence.

Smell is caramel, oak, toffee, earthy and citrusy hops and a wee bit of dark fruits (plum and raisons)

Taste is sharp bitter citrus hops at the front, toffee, vanilla, oak, earthy and finishes with a piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium full and coating with fine carbonation.

A good beer here that if for sure, but I do not really know what it is trying to be.... Barleywine? Old Ale? Wile Ale? Imerial red.... No it is certainly not that.... But whatever it is, it is damn good!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 03:51:20 | More by nickapalooza86
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Assuming it is fairly on the fresh side. My second beer from O'so Brewing Company, and I was impressed by their O'so Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a beautiful dark ruby red color with about a finger of creamy khaki head. Thin ring of wispy lacing.

S - Light, fruity mango / papaya hop smell paired with some nice roasty malt qualities. Has almost a bit of barrel aged sweetness creeping out of it also. Smells surprisingly nice.

T - Smooth creamy vanilla / oak presence carries the beer into your throat, and leaves you with a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste amidst the roasted malt profile. This beer is perfectly balanced. Bit of warming alcohol presence.

M - Feel is slightly dry, with some hop resins. Highly palatable, for damn sure.

Overall, a beer well worth trying. Barrel aged beers are definitely my thing, and the fact that this 'imperial red' doesn't even advertise itself as such, just added to my surprise and enjoyment of this beer! Cozy, warming 9.20% abv, although highly drinkable. Definitely a beer I am interested in revisiting! So far, good things from O'so Brewing Company. Looking forward to more.

O'so Dank Imperial Red ---4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:01:04 | More by mfnmbvp
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-03-2013 00:59:21 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-02-2013 22:49:16 | More by ChugginOil
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-13-2013 20:36:04 | More by wmobley
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-19-2013 01:57:36 | More by weonfire
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-17-2013 15:25:48 | More by SourAddict
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a brown/amber cloudy pour with a finger of head which quickly dissipated. smells of really sweet bready malt, nutty barley, almost barleywine like. the flavor is of an american barleywine.. bready malt, nutty, very sweet grain bill, bourbon hints, vanilla, oak. medium body, low carbonation, nice subtle warmth.

this is an interesting beer.. the label and everything i've read says imperial amber ale.. but this really is just a barleywine, is it not?? drinks and looks like one if you ask me. whatever it is, is really sweet and boozy - and tastes barrel aged. if that's your thing, then get on this!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 07:54:40 | More by facundoCNB
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-09-2013 04:25:38 | More by oldvines
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-05-2013 07:27:55 | More by BrownAleMale
Dank Imperial Red from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.