Fatehunter (2056) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of a 750mL bottle into a pilsner glass. A cloudy, golden color. Lots of bubbles and a thick 3 inch, white head. The tall glass really shows it off well.
Smells like hops before they are tossed into the pot. Slightly floral, but not fruity. Fresh and clean.
Taste: Tiny malt, hops (not as crisp as I think a pilner should be), slight banana taste.
Light body and carbonation. Great feeling.
Very drinkable. Very simple overall, but done well. From a pilsner I was expecting more of the German/Berliner style, but this is good too.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep golden yellow. Nice aromas of hops/citrus/peppery. Nice hoppy flavor, spicy/pepper, alcohol shows up in the back end.
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden color with a white head and decent lace. Pale malt, plenty of hops and some hints of fresh bread. Fairly sweet. Reminded me of a malt liquor from long ago – Great Dane Pre Pro Memorial Malt Liquor. Malty, hoppy, tasty. 6/12
daje (3335) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark yellow body with a big shortlasting offwhite head. Aroma of bread, grass and mild citrus. Sweet malty taste with herbs, dry bitterness, thick body. Long earthy hop finish.
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Nose of grass, hay, hard candy, white bread, grain. Clear gold in the glass with a decent white head and slight lacing. Well balanced, it has some sweetness but not overwhelming, quite dry on the tongue given the high abv and low hop rate. A refreshing imperial pilsner that goes down easy on a hot day and packs a punch. Has a fruity character uncommon in pilsners. I have really been impressed with the smokestack series overall.
andrewje41 (2482) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked bottle pour split. A little past the best by date, but I adopted it from the store shelf this way and treated it equally. Pours a dense yellow orange color with a grainy aroma with light hops. Refreshing, unique pilsner with a dry finish. Another solid effort out of the smokestack series. Good stuff.
ClubGonzo (5220) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is grains, corn, syrup and hints of grains and marzipan. Taste is alcohol, marzipan, maize and hints of grains and mild grass. Medium to light body and medium carbonation. Not bad for the style, but then again the style isn’t very nice to begin with.
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste sweet, grassy, fruit. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Vignale (3062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Några månader efter BBD. Fina mjuka men rejäla pilsnerdofter och smaker. Lite smör, färskt bröd, örter, blomsteräng. Även smakbilden är fint nyanserad men med viss kraft. Måttlig beska, fin krispig avslutning. Alkoholen väl dold. Harmonisk och väl balanserad. Ett litet mästerverk.
Lilja (2536) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst, bröd, citrus, hö och gräs, toner av karamell och metall. Lagom sötma, bra beska.
Beachmaster (377) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear yellow, with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates. No appreciable lacing. Nose is light malt. Taste is light malt and a touch of caramel. Finish is medium length with a light mouth feel and clean taste. Sweeter than most pilsners, which is to be expected from an Imperial. Very good, well crafted beer. Refreshing.