mcox90 (1707) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear claret color with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet molasses and malt. Moderate sticky palate with low carbonation. Taste is all sweetness with flavors of molasses, brown sugar and malt. Alcohol is fairly obvious. Nice sweet sipper of a brew.
buckeyebeerman (10) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a redish brown with not much head at all. aromas of bread molasses and alcohol. A little sweet taste and after taste. Hard to describe
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours ruby brown with a minimal beige head. Smells of candy, sugar, apple. and malt. Tastes of alcohol, brown sugar, carnival candy, overly sweetened lager. Not saying this is bad, but very unusual. Aftertaste is sticky sweet. I’m glad I tried this, but probably won’t try it again.
blipp (7093) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red with a beige head. Malty sweet aroma with fruit and bread. The flavor is sweet also, with caramel, bread, and a hint of some fruity sweetness. Decent.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep amber brown with a creamy, light tan head. The head lingers leaving behind okay lacing. Notes of caramel, boozy fruit, and a little earth in the nose. Low carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel. Sweet, boozy taste, with hints of roasted malt, bread, and caramel. A cloying, sticky sweetness remains for awhile. The booze isn’t well hidden and there is a lot of sweetness. Best reserved for after dinner.
jkwalking05 (4231) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown in color and clear with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of caramel, malt, nuts and alcohol. Taste is big on alcohol with caramel, brown sugar and toffee.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Georgeous color, deep copper with a little red as well. Aroma is dark fruits, slightly sweet. Can taste the alcohol right away, which I like, sweet, more dark fruits some caramel, very tasty.
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a nice foamy head. Nose is of nothing but a very sweet malt. Very mallty with a large amount of nuttiness. It does have a mild burntness to it. Almost a brown sugar molasses type of sweetness with a littel bitterness at the end Overall not much to this.
boto (1965) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle: This one pours a crystal clear ruby tinged brown color. There was a small tan head that only lingered a short time. No lacing. The aroma is a bit sweet, with mostly caramel up front. Notes of fruits and vanilla. This is a nice rounded double bock. It is very smooth tasting. Flavors are the caramel, faint fruits. The alcohol is well hidden. A touch of dryness from some hops in the finish. Nice.
CJfromPhilly (139) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the 12oz. bottle a iced-tea-ish brown with a small, tan head that quickly settles into a modest collar. There’s quite a few bubbles rising to the top. Aroma is sweet, vanilla-ish and kind of syrupy. 1st sip is a big, bold hit of malty sweetness, with overtones of vanilla and alcohol. There’s a slight alcohol burning & harshness on the swallow that cuts down on the drinkability. This is NOT a session beer, unless you goal is to get passed-out-on-the-floor drunk. But is is a good after work or after dinner sipper. Overall, a good, big, tasty beer to finish off your day. Leaves me wanting to try the rest of the Imperial series!