Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet and malty.
jmohno (958) - Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial maibock: Slight hazed light copper/gold,thin head no lace. Moderate carb.
Spicey fruity noseApricot comes to mind..Kind of gingery/evergreenish maybe junipery.Kind of malty.Caramel/vannilla. Pretty nice really.
Taste is malty spicey with fruit/sweetness.Fairly citrusy,caramel/vannilla. Full malty body with sweetness/ fruit and spiceyness. Peppery linger.Some alcohol.
MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Imperial Maibock version - Aroma is... minimal. Hints of the fruit, a bit of caramel, sweet. Pours clear golden yellow. White brief head. The first impression comes from the fizz on the tongue, then it smooths out and finishes with a little pepper spice. Texture is creamy, medium light body. Mostly leans towards being a sweet beer, not overly so, but... I can imagine it with jambalaya, - the south does like it’s sweets - so I think as a concept, a beer for Mardi Gras, it works. Compared to the usual lagers served, this has some substance. On it’s own, it’s OK.
**Update** - a while back I was "forced" to drink a Miller High Life Lite. I characterized it as beer flavored water. This beer could be the beer used to flavor the water - that’s not a bad thing. It has character, substance and nuance that are lost in the watered down stuff.
Arayaga2 (1706) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a cm of white head. Aroma smells of worty caramel and dog, and taste is the same, minus dog, plus a sour malty note. $2/12 oz
EithCubes (4404) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 11/14/12, as ’Imperial Maibock’, appropriately named choice for a Superbowl Sunday pick this year, I guess. Some sunny pils malt and noble hops in the nose, with a hint of some alcohol. Hazy orange-golden body with a creamy off-white head. Taste is somewhat sweet, thinnish malt with light noble hops, bready-yeasty finish and a little sunshine before that, but there’s a bigger dedication to booze and white grape/honey, even if both are dulled. Little spicy, not bitter or astringent, medium-full body and a smidgen of depression.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is just OK. Hits the style on looks, golden, clear, dense white head, but the nose is muted with slight wheat and the malty body is not all that well integrated. Better as it warmed slightly but a bit sweet, a little estery, and when cold faintly metallic. Drinkable but was hoping for better.
chinchill (1011) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle bottled in Nov. or Dec. of 2012 -- very fresh.
Pours a lightly hazy amber with a good sized but fragile off-white head. Rather sweet and slightly boozy, as expected for style. Well done but not one of my favorite styles.
starewich (137) - - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Tastes like pumpkin, tea, cinnamon, molasses. Low carbonation, few hops. Decent bock, though light.
beerbaaron (677) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber. Minimal head. Some spices. Faint sourness. Malty. Not alot to it really. Decent body.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper color, low amounts of carbonation, acidic and sweet aroma like an Oktoberfest. Medium bodied, yet a tad flat and wishy-washy in delivery...it sorta sits there without fizz nor creamy smoothness. Still it’s a pleasant beer and not bad in a 1-bottle dose. The taste is sweet and moderately floral. I may not buy it again, but I would definitely choose it over most lagers.