blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 bottle. The day after Thanksgiving, what better beer to share amongst ourselves. Pours a nice clear orangish brown with a fluffy head. Aroma smells of toasted malts, sweet caramel apples, a bit of citrus, hints of floral hops. I left it outside overnight so the first sip was ice cold. Nice sweetness likend to brown sugar and full mouth feel. As I kept drinking and it warmed up, the malts and earthy spices really came through. It was nice and strong with a nice dry hoppy back of the mouth taste.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a cloudy amber red with a 1 finger off-white head and leaves descent lacing down the glass.
S - Caramel covered cereal, sweet bready dough, a kiss of orange. Reminds my of cinnamon toast crunch.
T - Rich toasted malts, dense caramel, sweet cereal grains, some cinnamon oatmeal, hints of acidic fruit come through, earthy bitterness helps with the sugary malts, finishes a tad hot.
Has a honey wheat biscuit aftertaste.
M - Chewy, thick, full bodied, low carbonation.
Just as you would expect an Imperial Octoberfest to be. It’s not complex but delivers a big punch of malt that is semi balanced with carbonation and herbal citrus hops. If you like malt bombs this beer is for you!
Serving type: bottle
snoworsummer (353) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours clear light brownish red with thin frothy head. Tastes like spices and bourbon. Smells woody, earthy, sweet, malty, grainy. Medium body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1914) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear, dark amber with, thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, caramel, figs, dates, fresh straw, floral hops, and light herbs. Flavor is sweet, bready malts with supporting dark fruit esters, floral hops, light woody notes, and light spice; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
AndyW68 (394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with small head. Aroma is floral hops and malts. Taste is floral hops, malt and a hont of caramel with honey. Good stuff.
tbopslt (165) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy amber in color. Minimal head. Nice mix of floral hops / malt aroma. Full bodied and fairlu drinkable for this type of beer. Bought it for the cool label but it is suprisingly good.
jkwood04 (2293) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle (2012 - 9.1% ABV) in a snifter. Pours deep amber with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of strong of the nutty and caramel malts, a little alcohol, and a nice amount of floral hops. Flavor the same, with a good malt character and notes of toffee too. Average to smooth texture. Much better than a lot of beers in this style.
jeremyh70 (352) - Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orange/copper color, minimal white head with little retention and lacing. Sweet malty aroma, almost honey. Sweet taste of light fruit and light bitterness. Not very complex. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation. Not a very good version of an Oktoberfest.
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kambei70 (303) - - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No comments entered on Beer Buddy. Will enter tasting notes on Rate Beer when I try again.
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rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. amber with small head. big malty marzen. sweet with fest spice. a bit chewy with alcohol warmth.
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage 22 oz. bottle poured into an Avery Brewing branded short stemmed tulip/snifter.
Pours copper with glimmering orange accents topped with a creamy two finger off-white head. Above average head retention and a significant amount of lacing is present on the sides of the glass. The inviting, rich aroma of caramel with accents of toffee is rounded out by some grassy notes. Initially, semi-sweet caramel joined by bready yeast. Finishes with mild grassy bitterness and mild phenol alcohol. Medium to low level of carbonation, medium to full-bodied with a slick and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Interesting "amped up" version of a traditional marzen. Defintely trends boozy, however the above average abv never dominates. An very original seasonal especially for "big beer" lovers.