Cousin_Larry (878) - - NOV 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nicely into an oversized dimpled mug. Aroma is alcohol, fruit, and metal. Taste is very sweet, but not annoyingly sweet. Sort of a brandy without the burn. What an excellent surprise. Warms as it goes down.
fuzzcro (254) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A very fine oktoberfest brew. Aroma and appearance would be difficult to beat. The floral tones in the taste sets me back and is my reason for the low rating. One must know I favor stouts overall.
Shanebrews (286) - Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer poured a very transparent copper with a white head and ample carbonation. The aroma is indistinct and mostly grainy. The taste is also grainy with a variety of malts imparting some flavors of honey and toffee and other lightly sweet and toasty elements. There is little bitterness and not the body I expected from an imperial - the alcohol is well hidden. Overall, it is not a great festbier or a great imperial and I was disappointed.
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Mostly clear deep orange amber. Slim fizzy tan ring. Sweet dried amber fruit. Dried apricots. Molasses. Dark velvet caramels. Dark toasted malts. Wildflower honeycomb. Hints of blood orange, currants and black cherry. Sticky mouthfeel. High ABV only half hidden. Sweet, dark fruity syrupy cordial. Cinnamon pepper finish. There are hints of re-toasted wheat flavors in the background, but this feels ultimately like a clever tricky Quad.
tsd08460 (839) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, pineapple
Appearance: clear copper, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
ttoadee (1297) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean copper pour, off white head. Nose is solid malt. Sweet. Middle is full bodied malt. Finish is slightly spicy and warm. Amazingly balanced.
rejtable (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Bottle from Connecticut wines. Pours light brown with some minimal head and lots of lacing. Nose is plums. Flavours of plum, caramel, cheerios, some floral, some spice. Taste med/light sweet, med/light bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation with a spicyness to the finish. Nice beer!! Alcohol very well hidden.
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is great. Flavor is caramely Octoberfest. Mild and easy to drink. Really good beer.
whiskeyrocks (90) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice smooth and balanced Oktoberfest. Has that perfect blend of malt, caramel, slightly sweet flavor you would expect. Deep auburn color with the sweet malty aroma. There is a reason why this is one of the highest rated Oktoberfest.
mbgrayson (726) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #12, August 2015. 9.3% ABV. Pours a crystal clear amber color, with a tan head. Aroma of malts and sugar. Taste is smooth, sweet, malty, and very drinkable. A nice Marzen, with a bit of a kick...Thumbs up on this one.