mikem409 (1136) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bought all the special hatters this one like previously stated tasted just like the other ones except had a faint banana taste from the belgian yeast
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have this named as Belgian imperial hatter as well. Similar to every other damn hatter (outside of the rauch hatter). Copper pour. Piney, grapefruit aroma with slight belgian yeast (I think). Ditto on the flavor. I question how different their hatter beers are from eachother. This was pretty good, but very similar to their other offerings
alexsdad06 (3041) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ New Holland. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head that leaves specks of lace. The aroma is fresh citrus (mainly grapefruit) with some herbs and pine and the slightest malt influence. The flavor was much of the same with the malt component being a bit more prominent. There is also some yeast that works its way into the flavor as well. Medium bodied.
Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at New Holland. AKA Belgian Imperial Hatter. Caramely red body, thin creamy off-white head. Piney, grapefruity hops and toast in the aroma. Not too distinctive from the regular Imperial Hatter. Flavor was the same, resiny and strongly citrusy, with a subtle yeast component that I suppose makes this "Belgian." Rather thin body with an alcohol bite.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Thin white head, amber to brown in color. Nose is hoppy and clean. Soft yeast followed by bright crisp hops. Good. Very enjoyable.