Gachupines (951) - USA - MAY 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper appearance with a nice lingering head. Taste is sweet and somewhat robust with the alcohol making its presence known in the aftertaste. I found this to be pleasant and drinkable and a nice experiment in the style.
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
high_on_hops (671) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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fraternie (843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TylerGreenDC (392) - - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Aroma of liquid caramel. Flavors of... pumpkin, but not quite sweet that way. Spice? Nutmeg? And lots and lots of caramel? Marvelous.
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
nealblind (914) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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 (1503) - 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 (354) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (243) - 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.