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 (1629) - 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 (769) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (398) - 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 (528) - 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 (7207) - 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
Beachmaster (251) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours an orange/amber, with a moderate white head. Decent lacing. Nose is malt. Taste is malt, with some sweetness. Creamy mouth feel, and a long, pleasant finish. Yum.
ibrubeer (206) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Yardhouse. Light malty aroma. Clear reddish brown color. Nice malty flavor, with a noticeable alcohol. Medium bodied. Overall, a very nice Oktoberfest.
DocJitsu (1295) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper with a rich, large, tan head with an orangish hue. Marshmallow, a slight note of sour, and toasted malt on the nose. Full-bodied, a bit of a carbonation burn on the rear of the tongue, and some creaminess in the front of the palate. Marshmallow creamy flavor toasted malt, bit giving way to a pretty evident alcohol flavor.