TylerGreenDC (467) - - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Aroma of liquid caramel. Flavors of... pumpkin, but not quite sweet that way. Spice? Nutmeg? And lots and lots of caramel? Marvelous.
jcos (1605) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 11/08/2014 split with Jay and friends.
Appearance: Pours a dark red cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, nuts..
Taste: Malty and complex, caramel..
Palate:Medium body, hard to tell the alcohol percentage.
Summary: This was really interested. Definitely more alcohol than normal Oktoberfest but covers it well. Complex, really enjoyable.
nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty red brown pour. Aroma berries special grain tang. Tastes horse grain, honey, nutmeg, caramel. Some astringency from roasts. lactic. complexity Hops let themselves be known with spicy basil. Sweeeet linger, light on the tongue spritzy.
BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Everything you would expect from a great "Imperial Oktoberfest" Märzen. I’d add that this is the best one I’ve ever had, if this also wasn’t the only "Imperial Oktoberfest" I’ve ever heard of!
It’s a very spicy brown märzen that’s beautiful from pour to empty glass.
keanex (1575) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled August 14, 2014.
Glass: Forgotten Boardwalk tulip.
Appearance: Crystal clear copper body with a creamy light tan head. The head has good retention and leaves a light coating with a latte like ring.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with brown sugar and cherry with a very light floral presence. Sweet but not indicating cloying.
Taste: Big and malty, caramel and brown sugar noted with biscuit and some butter. Fruity fig and cherry undertones are plenty with a dash of perfume like hops on the finish. Finish has a mild medicinal presence and comes off mildly sweet.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid as heck beer, whatever they want to call this. It’s complex but straightforward at the same time. Big, malty and very drinkable.
miyauchi38 (508) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (311) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz $7): clear reddish color with small white head. Smells and tastes sweet. Too sweet I think.
doublebock (519) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma:Big malty and candy nose
Appearance: Reddish light brown with beige head
Taste: Super sweet lightly smoke malty flavor with some tobacco and apple
Overall: An archetypal doublebock. One of the better American versions you’ll find.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"closer resembles a sweet dopplebock in the nose and flavor than a regular marzen/oktoberfest. i didn’t quite know what to expect here. it was pretty good, and somewhat unique, but overall was a little too sweet to be a highly drinkable brew. pours a good looking copper orange with a thin white head. smells and tastes of sweet malt. mouthfeel is a little thick, and the alcohol is apparent, but not overpowering. Finish is nice. Overall, glad i tried it, but probably won’t get another for the price for a long while. If you like sweet big beers this one’s for you."
cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color. First fast is of sweet malt followed by a long smooth finish