Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brillant amber color. Thin white head vanishes quickly. Strong malty aroma. Thick rich caramel malty taste. Sweet and fulled bodied. Some rosted flavors in the background. Very good beer,better then I thought it would be. ESB on streroids.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice! This was one of my favorites at this Newtown Brewfest this year. This is a really nice hopped up DIPA. Pours a clear deep amber with a thin lasting off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet with tons of citrus and mango hops and slightly floral. Full flavor with lots of sweet caramel malts, sticky hop resins, citrus, slight tropical fruits, and some pine. Good body and a nice bitter finish. I think I had at least 2-3 samples of this at the fest.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this at the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival. Imperial ESB, what a great concept! Medium amber in color. Malt aromas. Rich bitter finish. Great house beer that needs to be casked!!
MadIndian (2705) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled with Stegosaurus and beerded_one at Newtown brewfest. Poured a copper color with serious hop aroma. Too bitter for my taste and I really did not like it or much from this brewery at the fest.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Winter storm pours a dark amber color with a small white head. The aroma is slightly hoppy and somewhat like old shoe leather. The flavor is malty, slightly bitter, and musty. Spicey and bitter in the aftertaste.
nimbleprop (6661) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear brown with almost no white head. Smelled like candy and flowers, very interesting and inviting. Initial flavor is extremely malty and just a little bitter. Big mouth feel with a bitter, fizzy finish.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a gold to amber color with not much head. The aroma is overpowering, with a very fruity scent. Sweet, with a lot of hops evident in the taste.
Tmoney99 (12755) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Cliffton Beer Fest. Poured dark copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grassy citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 version. Clear, somewhere between red and brown. Hoppy aroma, balanced and smooth flavor. Roughly what I’d expect an "Imperial ESB" to taste like.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Deep reddish orange in color with a small head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Peach and apricot notes. Fruity and malty flavor. Caramel and chocolate notes. Rich tasting. Sweet. Finish is malty. Smooth. Nice beer. Peppery notes. Very drinkable. Enjoyable.