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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A lot plus a little more. Batch #4 is an Imperial Amber.


satan165's rating

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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctipping (1346) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
750 mL bottled poured into a pint glass. Originally reviewed 6/2/2011. Deep mahogany body with an ample creamy off-white head. Sticky as hell. Clings to the glass as I drink it. Smells of floral hops and a LOT of malt. Smells sweet, very sweet, but good. Strong caramel malts and some toasty aromas behind it. Taste kinda falls flat. Hops to start, but itís totally dominated by the sweetness. Just loads of residual sugars in this. Behind the caramel and sugar is a somewhat odd burnt toast bitterness that doesnít really balance the sweetness as it comes too late in the drink. Ok, so the taste is average, but itís so thick that I have trouble putting it away without thinking of the scene from Super Troopers when they chug maple syrup. As a result, thereís no level of carbonation that can make this feel like an easy-to-drink amber ale. Just too sweet for me. If this yearís batch is attenuated more than last yearís, I canít imagine how thick Batch 3 must have been.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1488) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2016
750ml bottle pours dark brown with light red edges and 2 finger head. Nose and palate have some nice sweet caramel, burnt toffee, malty, light grape and fig, maple, raisin, oatmeal cookie, boozy, here is also a slight cola twang (hint of tartness?) and a thinness in the late palate that troubles me somewhat and keeps me from truly loving this. Starts out great but finishes a bit short. Wasnít crazy about emptying a whole 750 solo after the first glass.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle shared with buddies in FL in 12/13. Tasting noted. Pours a deep brown in a snifter at home. Small head. Big aroma of malts with caramel, toffee, roasted malts, nuts, sweet ripe fruits. The taste was very heavy malts, caramel, bitter cocoa nibs, toffee, vanilla, and BOOZE. Big body, chewy and oily. Kind of hot still. Seemed a little unbalanced and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
From the bottle, there was deeper Amber color with.... Why does the new iPhone always capitalize Amber? Anyway, this had a deeper color with a predominant malt aroma. I think the hop aromas have mellowed since I had this first. Either way, the malt was quite strong in comparison to what I remember. Also, Iíve been drinking and I think theyíre all staring at me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7019) - 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 (4920) - 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 (14362) - 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 (12695) - 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 (3989) - Marietta, 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 (2631) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From notes. Tasted in early 2013 from a capped 750mL bottle at SvTís 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.


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