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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Nice presence of hops with enough malt to balance it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of bittering hops and caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy with a slight amount of malt, and has an even more hoppy and bitter finish. Interesting beer as I’ve not had anything quite like it, and a very good beer as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Thanks to ratebeerians for bringing this to pizza port’s strong ale fest. I’m not sure who it was, but thank you! A medium-strength ale with nice hop notes. Some coriander and spice on the nose. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Filtered golden body with no head. The aroma is very malty with lemons and orange aroma from the hops. The flavor is also very malted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. Dark amber color with thick, creamy head. Strong malt aroma of candy or caramel. Very fresh. Medium body with a leathery mouthfeel. Flavor strongly resembles aroma with the exception of slight hoppy bitterness at the end. Alcohol is well hidden. Goes down real easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
What’s an "Imperial ESB"? I don’t know that, but this beer is very nicely bittersweet, kind of a floral caramel taste. Coppery color with a small creamy head, a slight bit of which persisted, leaving a small amount oc cream-colored lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2010
aroma- bready, dates, toffee, caramel, raisin, roasted malt, bittersweet orange peel hop. pours a woody red/amber with about 3/4 inch of head that recedes but doesn’t go away, some lacing. taste is roasty malt with a grassy earthy bitter hop finish, bread, brown sugar, orange peel, some alcohol. palate is full bodied, some carbonation, smooth, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottled... 2006 Release.. Pours a deep red with alot of lacing and a fluffy head.. Nose is lots of hops and hints of malt.. Flavor is dominated by bitter hops that lingers around.. very nice but not a fav..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyAlesToYou (161) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Slight caramel aroma with a little hint of Sweet Tarts. Bitter on the tongue, with a decent malt background. A bit watery for an extreme beer, the mouth feel could be fuller. Not bad, but not special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (149) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2014
A relatively well balanced ESB, hoppy and malty with a good mouthfeel. Good winter seasonal

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