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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A lot plus a little more. Batch #4 is an Imperial Amber.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6362) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Sweet and toasty malty aroma with floral hops. The flavor has toffee and caramel sweetness, toasted malts, and floral hops. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle shared at Max’s for the turd tasting. Pours an amber body with small head. This beer seems a bit unbalanced and all over. Notes of grass, flowers, dark fruits, honey, wood and hops. Still not a bad beer but could benefit from a bit of refining.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Garnet with a white head. Vegetal, dark fruits, brown sugar, lots of sweetness. sweet cream finish, ugh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours dark amber brown. Nose/taste of toffee, cherry wood, bready malt, caramel and orange peel. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting; thanks yobdoog! Pours a dark amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is fairly one-dimensional of butterscotch. Boozy with lots of butterscotch. Cloying and syrupy. Apparently Imperial Amber = barley wine to induce diabetes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3835) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Dark brown pour with red tint. Earthy and grassy hop tones and malty sweetness. Barleywine?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex4r (72) - - APR 19, 2012
Pours a brown muddy color. Very sweet nose, malty almost to a fault. The hoppiness does come through. A sweet stickiness on the palate. Overall, just too sweet for me, although it is an interesting brew and I am glad I was able to try it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a SAVOR wine glass. Pours a semi-dark red color with a nice off-white head. Some spottylacing on the way down. The nose carries some nice pine hops with a bit of fruitiness and bread in the background. The flavor adds in some lights caramel. Good bitterness and a bit too much malt body. Much better than 110k batch 3, though I prefer Tocobaga.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown / amber with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass - some spotty lacing here. The nose is caramel, toast, pine, and cherry skins. The flavor profile is the prototypical cigar city malt profile of toasted malts, caramel, brown sugar. There is a heavy hop profile of pine and hop resins, with a large dose of dark fruit here as well. It is a bit refined, but this was a nice experience.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Pine-y hop resins ride along toasted malts in this very sweet and chewy strong ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam sits atop the cloudy red.
-Cranberry-like fruitiness contributes some depth.
-Portly caramel doesn’t have the refinement some Barley Wines or Scotch Ales can have.
-Lightly acidic angles create confusion.
-The soft carbonation makes the residual sugars feel even heavier.

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