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
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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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 smithj4
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Aroma is grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pulp and a hint of sweetness/sugar. The flavor is chocolate/coffee, grapefruit, citrus, caramel sweetness and a slight alcohol burn in the finish. Varies in flavor depending on the recipe at the time, a lot going on in this, almost too much so but interesting none the less.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jakea
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Herky21
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of amalburg
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of craigbelly
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHADMC3
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of DesMoinesMike
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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3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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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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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Slack
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz
No date
$?

Deep amber to brown in color with an 1/8 inch of residual head.

Nose is a bit of malt, chocolate, and minor hops.

Taste is sweet oak, malt, raisin, caramel, and minor hops on the finish.

Mouthful is medium and smooth. Carbonation is average. Finish is semi sweet.

An interesting beer, almost reminiscent of a barleywine. A bit hoppy, a bit sweet, a bit oaky. A nice beer to drink and share.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdcrouser
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%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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