jrob21 (2170) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly off white head. Aroma is nice and toasty bread with a little bit of grassiness and some caramel sweetness. Those german malts are coming through. The creamy texture is noticeable up front and that leads into a relatively full bodied malty drink. The finish is a little too bitter with not my favorite hop profile but getting up to that part is pretty pleasant. More deep malt and bread flavors with a touch of molasses and sugar. Grassy herbal hop profile with that touch too much of rubbing alcohol hops. One of the more full bodied offerings in this series.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange pour with some lighter head. Nutty malt, thorough fruit essence from apple tones to light citrus and pineaaple, some light herbal and grassy hints as well. Unexpected nice lager.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared bomber... pours a deep orange with a small white head... aromas of sweet malts, sugar, light hops and a touch of alcohol. medium body with candi sugar, light yeast and caramel malts. strong finish with more alcohol and sweet malts. very nice imperial lager.
DialSquare (2042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Pour is a deep amber brown with a small off-white. Aroma is ipa-like mix of citrus, light malts and hops. Taste is german malt goodness with caramel, perfume, yeast and spice. Leaves a slightly tinny vibe. Palate is a sticky thin to medium. Interesting brew -- seems to have a tea-like feel that I’m in to. I cold drink on a few of these.
glennmastrange (2028) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt notes of grain and hay, moderate perfume and orange liqueur for the hops, light dough and musty for the yeast with date, white wine, wood and alcohol in the background. Head is average size, fizzy, off-white with some spotty lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery with a carbonation between soft and lively, and has a moderately alcoholic finish. This Imperial Pilsener has both complexity in the aroma and fine balance in the flavor.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, fruity, and spicy. Flavor is caramel, fruit, toast, and a bitter spicy finish.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Clear dark gold with an off white head. Nose comes off sweet, caramel and a hint of apple, maybe a whiff of peach, some perfumey hop. Dense body, thicker than expected. Taste of caramel and peppery hop, spicy. Overall it feels kinda heavy handed - I’m not sure what I even mean by that, but it was a gut reaction. Some alcohol late.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crystal clear deep amber with a small fizzy beige head that recedes to a thin collar and leaves only spotty lacing.
The aroma is very sweet with caramelized pale malts and toasted bread. A bit of floral and grassy German hops and some spiciness from the yeast.
The taste is thick and almost syrupy sweet with a bit of toasted grains and corn syrup even. There is only a hint of the floral hops and the finish is spicy and tingly with alcohol.
The mouthfeel is, as mentioned earlier, close to syrupy due to the heavy sweetness and the alcohol is definitely evident. The carbonation is low and isn’t active enough to offset the heft of sugary sweetness.
This is certainly an imperial version of a lager as it’s not all that drinkable and the alcohol and sweet malts really dominate from start to finish. Interesting take on a style I don’t drink very often.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a vibrant orange amber with a think white film for head.
Aroma: Spicy hops, bready yeast, very fruity.
Taste: Alcohol in the initial sip, burnt toast, tangerine, boatload of bitter hops, and honey. Finishes hot, spicy and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and hot.
Overall: Boom Shakalager is right. I think this beer could have cooled down for a month or two.
Niko100 (1672) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, hay, & floral hops; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, spicy hops, grain, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, pretty good - I enjoyed it.