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RATINGS: 984   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Had it on tap, bitches. Sweeter than expected, not my favorite octoberfest. Very light color. Did I say how sweet it was? Weird. Didn’t like that much.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1571) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (896) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBillyCLE (11) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1491) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (308) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
香りは少ない &

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (211) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle (12oz $7): clear reddish color with small white head. Smells and tastes sweet. Too sweet I think.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (509) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"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."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Nice amber color. First fast is of sweet malt followed by a long smooth finish

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (163) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2014
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.


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