Dank Imperial Red - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
04-12-2013 19:35:35 | More by timc100
4.11/5 rDev +4.6%
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!
04-06-2013 03:51:20 | More by nickapalooza86
4.43/5 rDev +12.7%
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
04-04-2013 03:01:04 | More by mfnmbvp
Dank Imperial Red from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.