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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A lot plus a little more. Batch #4 is an Imperial Amber.


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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
aroma is burnt caramel, nutty, quite sweet, near brown sugar, tannic raisins, booze present. appearance is caramel epitomized, deepened amber, ruby center, filmy head, strings of lace, fading quick, active carb. flavor is semblance of balance initially, sweet, heavy maltiness, crunchy usually but at times mucky caramel with hints of pine folded in. cherry deep frutiness creeps in at times. warming brandy notes but in the end overwhelmingly sweet by approx. 300ml. by 500, bordering on undrinkable malt bomb. mouthfeel is oily, sticky, lingers.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
750ml bottle I got in a trade in 2011 from Doodler. Been saving this for a good tasting. Shared it at RBSG in Portland at the hotel after the grand tasting
Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of caramel, woody and brown sugar. Taste of caramel, brown sugar and oak
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
For some reason this bottle barely got touched at the RBSG Grand tasting so it went home with me and I had it at dinner last night. I do not know who brought it but thanks. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Nose of caramel malts and dark fruit. Medium plus body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor shows dark fruit and raisins and the finish is bitter sweet. Bottle - Strong caramel malts, candy sugars and raisin. Cloudy dark brown with a rich beige head. Caramel malts, sweetness, raisin and a sweet bitter finish. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out oxidation and caramel. Flavour brings out dark fruits, light wood, and oxidation. Balanced reasonably but not overly cohesive. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7692) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - Strong caramel malts, candy sugars and raisin. Cloudy dark brown with a rich beige head. Caramel malts, sweetness, raisin and a sweet bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a hazy copper with minimal head or lacing at this point. Aroma of big sweet caramel malts and dark fruit with earth tones. Taste follows, sweet and boozy, definitely a barley wine at this point. Held up pretty well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From notes. Tasted in early 2013 from a capped 750mL bottle at SvT’s house. Pours cloudy cola brown with a thin tan head that recedes to thin, but long lasting lace. The nose is super malty with tons of caramel, toffee, some milk chocolate, cola syrup, and just a touch of hops underlying. The flavor features all of the same malty and lightly sweet flavors up front, moving to some nice burnt sugar and hops bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, super malty and nicely bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Cellar cleaning continues...Smells very sweet, like dark fruits - raisin, prune, plus, plus some rum. Nice, actually. Taste is pretty much what the aroma would indicate, with maybe a touch of woody hops. Overall, this seems to have held up pretty well...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
""imperial amber"...toffee, deep, rich malts in the fore, with hops in the background, mostly as a bittering agent, not very present in the flavor or aroma. Bottle is from May, so not quite fresh. Agreed it’s a touch muddled, but overall was pretty good...somewhere between an amber and irish red, just double the strength."

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ineedbeer (1223) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Found this bottle hiding in my cellar - oops. Aroma is very oxidized with some large honey and wet paper character. Doesn’t smell infected though so it has that going for it. Pours a cloudy dark, burnt amber with a moderately thick, dark tan head with decent retention. Flavor is sweet upfront with some light caramel notes. That is quickly swept away by some light, harsh bitterness and large amounts of oxidation. Tons of golden raisin, honey, and lots of wet paper with hints of soy sauce. The more of this you drink the worse it gets. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with moderate carbonation. Moderate astringency with medium alcohol warmth. Overall, this is horrid and I am so happy I held onto it this long. This lived up to its expectations. So oxidized.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle. Old by now, as well as infected. Can’t really say anything good about it at this point.


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