HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish pour with an off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and fruit. Flavor is carame, fruit, yet significantly less sweeter than last years. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Overall, much less sweet, tasty, awesome beer.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a reddish copper color with a thin head. Poor head retention and fair lacing. Very malty aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, fruit and hops. Taste is EXTREMELY malty... tons of toffee, brown sugar and dark fruits. Full bodied and quite sticky in texture.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel malts, dark fruits, slight alcohol as well. Flavor is of caramel and toffee malts, with some dark fruits. Finishes with just a little bit of some warming.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Robert again... Poured a dark brown color with white head. Aroma is roasted malt, and caramel. Taste was caramel, chocolate, and alcohol. Texture was very thick, almost could chew his beer. Solid brew, not bad at all.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo’s Febmergency Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Clear dark brown with a red hints and a thin white head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, and thin caramel malt. Taste is the same, thin caramel, chocolate with an alcoholic finish.
NeoHippie2 (903) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber with a small white head. Lots of caramel and roasted malts on the nose. Sweet toffee/caramel flavor with lots of malt. The taste of this brew grabs your attention from the very first sip. Complex for sure and even though its got that 9.5% abv I think it hides it very well. Solid brew and worth a try if you can find it.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper/amber. with a white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and alcohol. A sweet beer for sure, but a pretty good one.
zach8270 (3352) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear copper color with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of caramel and toffee. Flavor is very strong at the start with tons of malts and raisins. Alcohol is very present along with a lot of sugar, caramel, and a light hop touch. Some vanilla near the end, but tons of alcohol.
hombrepalo (1799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz single from Archer Liquors. This really isn’t that bad, I probably woll pass on it next time but this had some good qualities. oured a dark copper clear copper color. nice big tan head. Caramel malts and nut aroma. Taste is heavy malts, caramel, toffee, a bit of chocolate, and alcohol. Finishes with a bit warming sensation and a malt aftertaste, not bad.
dpmeersman (13) - Rochdale, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Changing this offering from one of their seasonal to their new Imperial label has been more than just a re-hash of an old brew. Strong caramel and fruity nose, rapidly thinning head will leave a nice lace eventually after joyfully lingering over this complex brew. Increase in ABV is readily noticeable.