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

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125 Ratings
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Dank Imperial RedDank Imperial Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States
osobrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kickapoodude on 12-18-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Soneast
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a murky, copper/brown color. Barely grows a head just a thin layer of white bubbles, that disappears rapidly. A tight ring of bubbles around the perimeter of the glass does leave a fair amount of lace.

First thing I pick up in the aroma is a fair bit of booze, then a bunch of caramel aromatics and caramel like sugars with a touch of pine-like hoppiness.

The flavor has a very interesting toffee flavor. Basically sweet, and sugary, but there is a fair bit of balancing hop character, lending an earthy slightly bitter finish to the beer. That all sounds pretty good, but the booziness in the finish is pretty intense, ruining a lot of the up front tastiness.

Considering the ABV it's no surprise this is so boozy. I was kind of hoping this beer would be more like a IPA disguised as a red ale, judging by the name, but really the hops are overshadowed by the malt and booze. I do like the majority of flavors in this beer, though, although the strong alcohol presence certainly ruins any drinkability this beer might have had.

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Photo of rossracing
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Nomad in Milwaukee.

Appearance is a deep amber with 1/2 finger of head to it. It`s nose contains oak, hops, flowers, very aromatic in a pleasant way. The taste is citrus, caramel, hops and flora. Mouthfeel is medium, bitter finish to it, leaves a sticky aftertaste. All in all, an interesting beer and a pretty tasty one at that.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours light brown with a minimal head. The aroma is very sweet, with malt and caramel. The flavor is sweetness with some light hoppy bitterness at the end. Lots of toffee and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure of the date of this bottle, but there was not hardly any hop presence in this beer at all. Still good, just not what I expected.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this one in a recent trade with FrankenBrew (thanks again). Poured a slightly hazy burgundy with a little bit of white head on top. Aromas of caramel, pine, and citrus (grapefruit, orange). On the palate, this one is medium bodied and tasty, with flavors of caramel, toffee and citrusy hops. This is the second beer I've had from O'so, and I'd like to try more.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark crimson wood color with a trim capping of beige that quickly relocates to the rim. Lacing is spotty, but decent.
Upfront, the nose it hit with pineapple juice and pine needles. As it warms, the malt steps forth with black cherry, buttered toast, hazelnuts, oak, and vanilla. There also a fairly evident booziness given by its steady vinousness.
Caramelly once it hits the tongue, building towards black cherry. Some toastiness is dragged along, and will be revisited later when the oak materializes. The middle sags under O'so doughy, brown paper bag-esque yeastiness. Now the oak emerges, with some subtle vanilla and hazelnut, and buttered bagels, a touch of cocoa is in tow. Hops are sturdy with their tropical and resiny tones, but not outright loud in and of themselves. Some late port-like booziness, but not flagrant given its potency.
Slick, medium bodied. The carbonation comes in trickling waves upfront, but peters out over time. It never drinks big, but it starts to drink flat.
If O'so ever get their yeast to toe the line, this could be very good, if not downright special. It suffers similarly to their other offerings, but this has the girth to partially obscure its flaws.

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Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of superdoopersauce
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDazed
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of edhizdeid
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Dank Imperial Red from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
3.9 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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