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RATINGS: 1010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
2004 = 9.3% ABV
2005 = 8.9% ABV
2006 = 9.1% ABV
2007 = 9.3% ABV
2008 = 10.03% ABV
2010 = 9.73% ABV
2011 = 10.01% ABV
2013 = 10.2% ABV
2014 = 9.5% ABV
The Kaiser once said, "Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be "sprechenden Deutsch!" We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest - gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops - then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Nice deep Amber color with a gorgeous white fluffy head. Great almond caramel dough nose! Smooth light taste, a bit fast going. Caramel and some alcohol notes lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bcoble003 (273) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Smells of chocolate very pleasing! Some malt after taste it's very pleasing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (335) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Sampled from 22oz bottle in pint glass. Appearance: pours a modest off white head that slowly falls with mild lacing. Color is a cloudy amber with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma: rich aroma of caramel, tangerine, and bread dough. Mouthfeel; light to medium bodied, quite sticky, with a dry and warming alcohol finish. Flavor: caramel, toasted bread, raisin, cinnamon, tangerine are all prominent. Overall: nothing to criticize with this beer. Quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of piney and earthy hops and amber malt. The flavor is sweet malt up front with a sweet, malty backbone and finish al box with some earthy hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Copper body with a large head.Distinctly floral flavors show rich caramel and toffee that combine with a long, spicy hop finish, turning a bit sweet and hot as it lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (602) - - NOV 24, 2014
On draft. Aroma of liquid caramel. Flavors of... pumpkin, but not quite sweet that way. Spice? Nutmeg? And lots and lots of caramel? Marvelous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1710) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1199) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
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.

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