TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée avec des amis. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée brunâtre. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité avec une pointe d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4260)
pushkinwow (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, can’t remember who traded this to me but thank you. Opened this one looking at the description as am Imperial Amber but agree that its an American Strong Ale...and wish I had a couple more bottle instead of just the one to see how it would do with another year or two. Dark mahogany with a generous creamy tan head that settles down. A fair amount of malt, chewy caramelized toffee, baked apples, spice and wood. Light acidity throughout, high carbonation, fairly full body, sweet with a fair amount of port, alcohol, continues on the finish with a hint of bitterness. Definitely worth trying.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that’s completely opaque with a 1.5 finger frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy hop aroma with a balance of grassy pine, citrus and tropical fruit notes. This is countered by a sweet malt presence with subtle booze. Hints of caramel, dark fruit and toffee. Smells like a subtle American barleywine.
Medium bodied with some crisp carbonation and a balance of dry, earthy hops and sweet malt notes. Not as hoppy as the nose suggests with dominant malt sweetness. There’s some dry, earthy bitterness but it becomes slightly muted by the strong malt presence. Resinous with an earthy/soily quality. Lots of sweetness from the malt profile with hints of toffee, dark fruit, cocoa and caramel. There’s also a lot of boozy sweetness with a decent amount of heat. Hops are muted so it tastes more like a boozy barleywine. Kind of underwhelming.
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown with an off white head and sweet aroma of fruits and alcohol. Taste is complex, sweet and toasty, of dried fruits, raisons, caramel, alcohol and malt with a lingering finish. A nice sipper, that takes characteristics of a barleywine.
jjgmd (1964) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany color. Nose is caramel, malt and sweet. Taste is malty, with a good amount of fruity sweetness, especially figs and raisins. Finish ends with a sweet fruity finish. Nice sipping ASA ! Quaff Score 7 / 10
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very malty thick and creamy. Caramel. Don't like it. I like ambers but I guess not imperial ambers.
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yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich heavy pour. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel malts ans fruit syrup sweetness and a light hop aspect. Flavor is very similar. Light citrus hops with loots of sweetness and some alcohol. Some raisin and caramel on the finish.
PhillyCraft (5499) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Pat, Matt, and some other chill heads. Pours murky purple brown color. Aromas of plum, grapes, roasty mollasses, candy sugar, pine. Hoppy amber notes up front followed by a sticky, grape filled, belgian ale. Some faint wood, maybe cedar?
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Bottle with Vinny, Matt Capone, and others. Pours hazy amber with a tan, fuzzy ring of lacy head. Aroma of raisins, cherry, biscuity malts, maple syrup, and slight dry wood. Tastes like a raisiny, cherry bourbon. Slightly sour and boozy in the finish. Decent beer, but could benefit from some restraint.
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mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. pour is amber and no head very flat. had no carbination which was a bummer. very malty sweet with nice hop