Red Rover
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Bottle Logic Brewing
California, United States
Imperial Red Ale
4.2 | pDev: 6.9%
Dec 09, 2021
Jan 06, 2018
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Notes: Imperial red ale aged in bourbon barrels and finished on cassia bark and French oak chips.
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Rated: 4.04 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by Specules from California

Apr 19, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 02, 2020
Rated: 4 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Oct 07, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

May 13, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by TrojanRB from Texas

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by BarrelAgedG from California

Feb 02, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
500ml bottle served in a snifter. Bought it at a liquor store in CA during a vacation last year. Don't see a date -- just 2018 release.

Pours a murky reddish brown with a small head. Smell is bourbon barrels.

Taste is bourbon barrels and a surprisingly strong red ale flavor. Caramel malts and toffee. Strong vanilla and oak.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick, slightly slick. Overall, I like it.
Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Dec 12, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by vfgccp from New York

Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by AdamofSoCal from California

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Winston3737 from Michigan

Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jun 22, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from fridge temp. Pours a beautiful dark brown. Fairly murky. Looks like a nice barleywine upon first glance. Nose is dark fruit, bourbon, port, and toffee. Taste is caramel, bourbon, and dark fruit. Fairly sweet on the taste - perhaps a bit syrupy. My only complaint is that the sweetness is a bit high, but it's still very smooth. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall, a fantastic beer.
May 19, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by Warren2621 from Indiana

May 18, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by Bum4ever from California

May 16, 2018
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked this guy up at my local Bristol Farms, a solid find! And only $17. I dedicate this one to my puppy.

Pours a deep, hazy rust-hued Brown. Nice ivory finger of foam. Light but very even lace around the glass. Doesn’t stick around too long.

The nose on this is a very even combination of caramel, booze, molasses, malt, and dark fruit. Very well balanced. Great nose for an imperial red, reminiscent of a good barleywine profile.

Really great flavors on this beer. The caramel malts and molasses hit at first, followed by a 1-2 punch of dark fruit, predominantly raisin, and oak. You do get a nice hop presence throughout, and although subtle it really adds good character to the beer. Some spiciness settles in as well, and the cassia really goes so well with the oak, and compliments a brown sugar presence really nicely. In the finish the bourbon comes in strong. You get that booziness with just the slightest hint of peat and more of that charred oak. Great warmth.

The body isn’t too full, nice light but even carbonation. It finishes a little sticky, with that great boozy warmth.
Apr 20, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

Apr 11, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by 562Brew from California

Apr 10, 2018
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Reviewed by MFMB from Idaho

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a murky muddy brown, hardly a red ale but maybe. Nose is a spice cabinet. Notes of cinnamon bark, cake mix, vanilla and wood. Taste like a baked good. Interesting. Definitely in the vein of a dessert beer. Very spice cake like. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extract, vanilla and brown sugar with a bit of woody that a word? And smooth oak finish to it. A bit on the cloying side IMO but it’s good for what it was. Doesn’t really speak Amber or Red ale to me tho. Has similarities to winter ales although I’m not the biggest fan of those but Red Rover is interesting to me. Medium body with a slight bit of candied bourbon and heat on the finish.
Apr 07, 2018
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Reviewed by brewaddict from California

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - This pours a murky raw apple cider color with khaki minimal head
S - There is a good amount of cinnamon with faint notes of bourbon and oak. A little bit of vanilla in the background.
T - The flavor is a good balance of cinnamon, bourbon, oak, vanilla and a hint if milk chocolate on the finish.
F - Great mouth feel. Creamy and a little sticky on the finish.
O - I think balance is where this is at. Reminiscent of a holiday spiced ale or winter warmer with the cinnamon.
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by impending from California

Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by jtk21351 from California

Mar 10, 2018
Rated: 4 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by StoutSnob40 from California

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by swanfungus from California

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by t2grogan from Arizona

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by maltznhopz from Nevada

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by kmoen from California

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Feb 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Dark red appearance with little head. Slightly sweet aroma with a little cinnamon accent. Taste is also a slightly sweet with a touch of cinnamon and apple.
Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4.55 by Beerbom from California

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2018
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