Sorry, but I'm a bit under the weather this past weekend. Let's just say $3 bloody marys are not always as good of an idea as they seem.
Appearance: hazy copper with a persistent tan head; a gorgeous beer served at 50 degrees
Aroma: big, bright floral and citrus hops me want to drink instead of write these damned notes; alcohol, biscuit and tiny bit of caramel sneak in, too
Flavor: alcohol and hops; solid malt balance; tastes like a big British (bread and biscuit) as opposed to American (caramel) red; the comes all the way through, but the complexity is tantalizing
Body: medium bodied with a surprising (given all the malt in here) dry, but long finish
Drinkability: the medium body and amazing malt complexity kept me drinking; the hops made me want a second, the alcohol made me re-think a third
Summary: Awesome. Period. Imperial Red. Strong Ale. Imperial Scotch. Old Ale. Call it whatever you want, I loved it. This beer will hold up really well for aging and it will be a great one to revisit year after year. An instant classic.