Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This pours a dark gold with a one finger head that fades quick. Has a bread-corn hint on the nose. Taste is different. Not much of a lager flavor, more of malt liquor? Finish is harsh and bitter.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma was fruity with a grape note when first poured into the glass. A strong grape juice (like white grape juice) character dominated the aroma with wafts of strong alcohol. Some caramel lurked behind and a light bready character. In the glass the beer was crystal clear golden but lost all head in an instant and barely even traced at the glass. The flavor was malty and strong with alcohol. There could be no doubt that this beast is here and is going for your throat with the entire pride backing him up. Caramel and a lightly spicy hop nature was notable, but alcohol ruled the day. The body was medium full and with a low level of carbonation the beer was not creamy on the palate. The alcohol was notable in the aroma and flavor but was surprisingly restrained in the warming that came after consumption. Not my first choice for an Imperial Pils. 330 ml bottle.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
So this imperial "thing" has carried over to Sri Lanka. Bring it on! Light golden color with a full off-white head. Dust malt and corn aromas. Hints of alcohol mix with the corn. The longer this one warms the worse it smells. Light floral sweetness couples with pale malt and light corn syrup. A somewhat sharp middle with a lightly acidic/acetic bite that carries to the finish and linger. Full bodied and sort of silky. Finish is simple and just has a grain induced light alcohol sweetness. A malt liquor by any other name...
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lighty skunk smell with a sweet honey color. Very light watery taste with a little malt and hints of grain.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Much more of a malt liquor than a pale lager. Light adjunct filled aroma, and sweet corn and sugar flavor. Very sweet for a pale lager. Yellow.
tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong corn aroma. Golden colored body with a true white head. Some faint hops come through. I would compare this to a good malt liquor. But IMO it’s really hard to do much with that style.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bubbly golden hue. Very biscuity aroma with hints of caramel like sweetness. The flavor is slightly sweet with a nice earthy grainyness to it. The mouthfeel is a little watery, but the balance is dead on.
milewide (1330) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
No aroma. Taste is mostly sweet and alcohol. Fairly thick mouth feel. Wouldn’t buy again.
Tmoney99 (9640) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with a large white frothy head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate sweet grassy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration with no alcohol bite.
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 Pours golden yellow/pale, transparent with a big white head. Definitely filtered. Very smooth body, crisp taste, sweet flavor immediately, cotton candy, very mild hop bitterness, good carbonation. Alcohol is present for sure. Would be a nice warm weather beer as it is refreshing, but not watered down.