Big Red (Imperial Red) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -11.1%
Hazy apricot color with a nice 2-finger head, great retention, and excellent lacing on the glass. The nose offers primarily sweet cedary tones, some floral hop notes, and some alcohol. The flavors are sweet and malty and there is a noticeable presence of alcohol throughout, giving the beer that medicinal taste that I associate with barley wines. The hops counteract it some, but more are needed. There is a light, semi-dry finish and a good firm mouthfeel.
Not a bad beer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. The slight booziness is a bit of a turnoff for me, but fans of barley wines might really like it. I also feel that this beer would benefit greatly from additional hops.
12-10-2011 23:30:28 | More by deadonhisfeet
Big Red (Imperial Red) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.