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RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10.01%
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2004 = 9.3% ABV
2005 = 8.9% ABV
2006 = 9.1% ABV
2007 = 9.3% ABV
2008 = 10.03% ABV
2011 = 10.01% 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Batch 10, Aug 2013. Carmel, malty smell. Sweet, malty, boozy taste. Spices, little bit of bitter, and a little burn towards the end. Beautiful color as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2013 Batch Aroma - the aroma is spice, alcohol, fig, and raisin Appearance - body is mahogany in color, the liquid is clear, the head is white and small and dies quickly into a halo. Taste - heavier sweetness and light bitterness dominate - the caramelized sugars, alcohol, and dark fruit (fig and raisin) and spices are really what is noticed in this brew. Palate - the body is medium in quality; the texture is somewhat oily, but mostly slick; the carbonation is average in the mouth; the finish is somewhat is long and strong and astringent with an alcohol burn. Heilige Scheisse! That’s a dunkler bock?! That is intense! Punched me out!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1490) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2013
10th release, August 2013. Syrupy, stinky floral hop mush and burnt caramel...the type of aroma derived from mixing too much alcohol and a mellow beer style. Copper color that nearly glows under light. Powerfully sweet taste, not starchy but coats the palate. Reminds me of the big German eizbocks if not as heavy, although it may be more profound by subtraction there as the alcohol will really sink in your gut. ’Dank and sticky’ are the two right words here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Opened on Christmas Day and drank out of a snifter. Beautiful amber pour with a thin, sparkling head. Head lasted only a few seconds. No lacing. The aroma was heavy malts, little caramel, spices and dark breads. The taste was spices, deep malts, light flavorful hops, caramel, and bread. Smooth body, medium light. Finish is a little booze and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
FROM NOTES: October 21, ’13. A: Big and malty, of course. Bready notes, caramel notes, booze and a general fruitiness. A very faint hint of hops also. A: Deep orange bordering light brown. Soapy white head providing some lace. T: Very much like the nose, with a rich and malty sweetness kept in balance by the bitter and spice notes of the hops. Alcohol burn is present also. P: Thick, creamy, smooth, lightly carbonated. O: Very easy drinking; I thought this would be more like a bock than a strong Oktoberfest, but this did a great job of just being a stronger Oktoberfest while maintaining those characteristic Oktoberfest notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Batch #9, 2012 ABV 9.1% Orange colored with a sheet of light cream foam. Smells sweet and malty with a hint of toffee and some tea like character. Flavor is sharper than I had envisioned with hints of anise and peppercorn. There is plenty of malt and sweet malt at that. Medium bodied with sharp carb. This beer is worth trying in a taster tray, not something worth $8/bomber for me. I actually bet it’s outstanding with about 18 months on it. Serving type: bottle 10-14-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (623) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
22 oz bottle. Batch 9 Aug 2012 9.1% ABV. The pour is a rich ruby gold work a medium creamy tan head that fades quickly to a film, leaving no lace. The aroma is pretty solid for an Oktoberfest. A lot of caramel and malt with a strong note of spice and pumpkin. The flavor is really, really sweet. There is a lot of spice and pumpkin and then the malty caramel finish. The mouth feel is a touch light and the flavor quickly dissipates but it's not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
9/2/2010. 22 oz. bottle. Pours amber color with a white head. Aromas of malt, spice and hops. Caramel and dried fruit flavors, hops are showing well and the finish shows the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Batch 10. Bomber-> snifter. Dark orange with small offwhite head. A: spicy malt, earth, wood. T: sweet caramel malt, grains. Lively mouthfeel. Nice balance of flavors. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2201) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Tap at Stags Head, planned on getting as part of sampler but since it was too crowded had big pour of this beast. pours dark copper with white head. Nose of toffee and malt. tastes of caramel, figs, raisins, toast, malt, metallic, and woody. alcohol burn on finish.

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