MrBeerFanatic (733) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dirty medium amber with a sudsy/soapy head. Big candy malt aromas of caramel(really big), toffee, candied sugar, some bread, with a touch of spice. Flavors really dominate on the candied malt side of caramel, slight hint of alcohol (doesn’t show that much), slight pineapple, candied sugar, and some mellowed floral hops (overcome heavily by the malts and sugars). Highly sweet, very malty, mostly on the desert side for a beer, mellowed flavors, and leaves not much of an aftertaste. Mostly a caramel bomb. Not what I was expecting, but the alcohol is mostly hidden.
EtTuCthulhu (464) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle at 9.1% ABV. The appearance combines a reddish orange color with a medium off-white head that fades to a ring quickly; also, the aroma is boozy with undercurrents of clove, raisins, and caramel malts. The taste is mildly sour, slightly sweet, and slightly umami, and the palate fuses a boozy finish, medium body, thick texture, and a soft carbonation.
nocsimian (11) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Amber to Ruby color with a nice thick head. Head dissipates within minutes to fine layer of bubbles. Plenty of lacing and legs visible. Massive malt smell, like a freshly mashed grains, with hints of bread and dried fruit. Good body with only a slight bite due to carbonation.
OKplus (560) - 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 (461) - 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 (1986) - 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 (438) - 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 (168) - 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 (2412) - 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 (371) - 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 (316) - - 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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