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

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Oak Aged Imperial Red (Venture Series)Oak Aged Imperial Red (Venture Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Madhouse Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
madhousebeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Oak Aged Imperial Red has intriguing aromas of oak and mocha. Creamy malt flavors of caramel and chocolate create a complex flavor balanced with hop bitterness.

Added by DesMoinesMike on 11-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
14.1%
 
 
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0
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0
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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2.79/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of futiledevices
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a wide tulip. Dark copper color with an inch of foamy beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Nice lacing.

Aroma is caramel, toffee, oak, dark berries, raisin, chocolate. Not much hop aroma at all. I get a lot more chocolate aroma as it warms up.

Slightly sticky body, rich flavor. Oak is slightly more pronounced. Raisiny malt sweetness is balanced by a slightly citrusy hop on the sides of the tongue and a well balanced bitter finish with hop and dark chocolate.

Really enjoyable imperial red, probably one of my favorites in the style.

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really oaky - woody up front, clean finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oak Aged Imperial Red (Venture Series) from Madhouse Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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