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Oak Aged Imperial Red (Venture Series) - Madhouse Brewing Company

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Oak Aged Imperial Red (Venture Series)
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82
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DesMoinesMike on 11-09-2012)
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-29-2013 16:27:04 | More by Herky21
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-09-2013 01:44:46 | More by jzlyo
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a transparent copper body beneath the foamy, tan head, which slowly dissolves to leave a scattered lacing around the glass.

The aroma consists of more sweet malt than I would have expected as well as piney hops and other woodnotes. There may also be some bread qualities and perhaps something resembling maple, my guess is from the oak barrels.

The flavor is fairly sweet with generous malts, toffee, perhaps molasses, light vanilla oak and perhaps a hint of pine hops.

Lighter in body for an oak aged beer with generous carbonation and very little of the oak finish I am accustomed to in such beers.

This brew was ok. I would expect more robust hop flavors and aromas for an American Red that play more with the oak notes. Instead it is much more malt forward. Still a tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 00:03:53 | More by CHADMC3
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-19-2013 04:30:23 | More by Ristaccia
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-20-2014 13:09:51 | More by EROCK75
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -44.4%

10-26-2013 22:41:13 | More by DemoniChris
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2014 04:51:16 | More by ParkbrauFan
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a bomber at Whole Foods, $4.99.

Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. The aroma is indicative of a more malty beer with some spice, ok but nothing special. The taste is fantastic. The malt and hops blend nicely together, creating a flavor of oak and cocoa that actually blend together nicely for a smooth, almost vanilla taste. It's very smooth with a nice body, like a good woman. Definitely going to have another bottle or 5.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 01:26:16 | More by DesMoinesMike
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-17-2014 23:44:10 | More by RyanTheLion13
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2012 15:10:59 | More by tvv375ia
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Averwo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-09-2014 02:33:52 | More by Averwo
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-18-2014 01:57:28 | More by lionnusmb
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Hawkharvs

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

11-16-2012 14:27:17 | More by Hawkharvs
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mattporter2

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-21-2012 05:57:07 | More by mattporter2
Oak Aged Imperial Red (Venture Series) from Madhouse Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.