j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On a nitro tap at Dieu du Ciel prior to our trip to the ice cider Mondial. Pours a hazed brown with a medium sized dense white head. Sweet candy on the nose. Medium bodied, roast, cocoa. Light sweetness, phenolic. Sweet cream. Super creamy. Malt and toast.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This Imperial Cream Ale seduces the dessert lover with its orange confit impressions, its caramel coulis and whipped cream of a mouthfeel leading to moderate resinous bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A whipped head of foam finally settles atop the misty amber glow.
-The mouthfeel is so creamy it much turn off some who aren’t sure they like nitrogen.
-The overall flavor profile is rather delicate for something billed as ’Imperial’. Which is nice for once.
-The aroma is redolent of citrus zest on cake icing.
-Hops also offer spicy angles.
-I can see this getting very popular with the brewpub crowd. Appearance and mouthfeel are truly memorable, and the hop signature is very pleasant.
On tap at the brewpub.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap nitro pour at ddc. Takes crazy long to settle the nitro. Decent head retention for a nitro beer. Slight lace. Hazed medium amber body. Aroma is sweet light dusty earthy hops with fruit- slight grape ester. Flavor sweet sugary marshmellow fruut light grape toast and light brown sugar. Sweet smooth finish. Not bad for an imperial cream ale! Haha