Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red - The Bruery
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3.56/5 rDev -6.3%
A murky dark amber and red with a thick, small-bubbled, tight khaki-colored head. Incredibly sticky--leaves the glass incredibly messy with irregular spiderwebs of bubbly stick.
A very sweet and malty aroma, especially as the beer warms. Sweet, melted caramel pushes up against sharp, stinging citrus notes. There's a bit of an alcohol presence as well, but at 12% ABV, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Some pine. More hop presence as colder temperatures, and significantly more malt as the beer warms.
Very sweet caramel and bready malt flavors combine with pine and bright citrus notes in flavor. Somewhat simple but very tasty and quite drinkable. Some alcohol present.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Appropriate.
Very tasty, but probably too "big" for the style.
06-07-2013 02:35:34 | More by ehammond1
3.29/5 rDev -13.4%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep red. Big head. Off white foam. Lots of surface foam.
Smell - Hoppy and a bucket of caramel. Musty and citrus hops.
Taste - Really caramelly. Hops come second. Citrus. Kinda reminiscent of a barleywine. Musty and slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel - Heavy. Medium carbonation. Slight bitterness.
Overall - Imperial reds just aren't that exciting. This is very imperial and very unexciting. I can't disagree that it's well made though.
06-04-2013 02:11:56 | More by Alieniloquium
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured in to tulip.
A - Dark amber; almost opaque. Two fingers of dirty white head and great lacing.
S - Citrus, caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Very sweet overall nose.
T - A huge bitterness with grapefruit and pine flavours and a massive warming alcohol presence. Sweet caramel and toffee provide balance. The finish is bitter and dry with a warming alcohol presence.
M - Medium, almost full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.
06-08-2013 15:31:30 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.81/5 rDev +26.6%
A - Cloudy red-brown with a finger of lacing.
S - Lots of sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, oak.
T - Rich sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, resiny bitterness, oak, vanilla, a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with lots of carbonation. Very smooth for an imperial red with a bitter and warming finish.
D - Excellent and very balanced imperial red ale. Excellent hops profile and bitterness.
This beer is in my wheelhouse big time. It may be too malty for some. I love the balance of this beer, even with a touch of booziness on the finish. This is one of my favorite new beers from The Bruery.
03-30-2013 17:27:45 | More by cozumel4me
4.04/5 rDev +6.3%
Blood red pour, tanned finger of head. Spidery lacing. It was quite nice to look at. Big caramel aroma, sweet malts, floral and pine, tinge of vanilla, hits of oak. Sweet taste, caramel, and sweet nuts. Bitter too, medium, with some piny hops. There's a little alcohol present. Full bodied, creamy, clean finish, nice bitterness.
Plenty flavor and nice drinkability despite the ABV...much better than the regular Loakal.
07-24-2013 04:01:27 | More by EgadBananas
Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.