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Silver Creek Imperial Mai-Bock

Silver Creek Imperial Mai-Bock
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4569) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Snifter at SC. Unfiltered amber-brown. Thin, patchy off-white/beige head. Sort of an odd aroma, This is a unique twisted up beer. Sugary sweet malt tones, odd sour buttery tones, and a decent balancing bitterness. Solid alcohol richness. Clovy, spicey, sticky. Deep sweet malt tones, maybe a pinch underattenuated. Thick malt tones. Hardly World Class, but an interesting creation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at Silver Creek brewpub. Cloudy apricot with a thin off-white head. Aroma is pretty big with booze, fruit, tannins, and plenty of toffee and caramel. Taste is in line with aroma with plenty of malt and fruit and some moderate warming and a touch of brunt malt on the back end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Great Taste 09. I’ve had a few imperial maibocks now but haven’t been impressed by many. The sweet malt took over in this one for me and the body wasn’t right. Not a bad brew, but I also don’t like the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Beer #25 at GTMW ’09. Just looks fine in the glass. Nice lager smell, just a little heavy. Another great imperial lager taste. Just a good imperial bock. And the more beers I sample here, the shorter my review notes get.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Sampled @ GTMW ’09 - Amber clear pour with a small white head. Smells of apple, but not much else -- a little sweet malt. Taste is lots of alcohol heat, more malt, and the same apple in the smell. The carbonation was jacked up to high, and there just wasn’t much here. Not a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2008
Orange-brown color profile. First thing that hits you is the strong peppery alcohol. Then comes caramel, malt, plums and toffee. It has been a while since I’ve had this one but from memory this beer was very enjoyable if you aren’t knocked out by initial alcohol. Very unique offering, to say the least.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Clear dark amber body with a tiny off-white head. The nose is sweet and vinous with herbs, plums and toffee. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with golden raisins, herbs and slightly medicinal. Medium/full body is just slightly rough with moderate carbonation and a warm finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/21/07: Pours a transparent dark copper orange with a thin white head. Intensely rich sweet caramely German malty nose has a light noble hoppy presence. Starts with a touch of stinging carbonation before a viscous sweet caramel body and drier bittering hop balance before a warming peppery finish. An interesting and fairly complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
12oz handbottle, courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Thanks, Paul! Pours a bright, orange-amber color; minimal head formation. Dense, candy sugar and slightly sweet aroma; a bit one-dimensional. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; boozy, chewy candy sugar; alcoholic mouthfeel: dried fruits and singular sugar presence; generous but a bit underwhelming. Lengthy, chewy candy sugar finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1603) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Poured from a 12 oz handbottle. Semi clear dark amber pour. Rye, molasses, and alcohol on the nose; butterscotch, pistachio, hazelnut, and a hint of wild rice fill it out. Similarly dry and earthy flavor with nuts, maple, and very light citrus hops. Medium bodied palate with plenty of heat; a pasty, burning finish of rye whiskey mash. A touch of salt and pleasant munich malt; alcohol weighs a bit too heavily. More or less underwhelming. Thanks for sharing, Paul!


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