r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Very malty. Nuts and caramel, sweet and full. A hint of spice and a touch of hops, but not enough to sway things. sinfull (1633) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Clear , copper color. Aroma of toasted malt and overripe fruits . Very sweet, malty taste with notes of raisins and hint of alcohol. Floral , hoppy bitterness at the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jhamp9 (1833) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Clear red copper pour with an off white head. Aroma is dates, bread, caramel, and some berry. Taste is caramel, toast, dates, and raisin. Medium body. saltyseadog (65) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2016
22oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, Batch No 13, Aug 2016, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Smells of ripe fruit, cracker malt and dry biscuit with hints of seawater and butterscotch. Pours a deep coppery red with a profusion of carbon dioxde bubble all over the glass and two fingers of pillowy white head. Flavor profile is ripe fruit and seawater followed by malt and biscuit with a long finish of fruit with a mild but distinctive alcohol burn, giving away the Imperial classification. Not too much though. Medium bodied, slightly sweet and mouthcoating with exactly the right amount of carbonation making this supremely easy to drink for a 9.5% brew. An excellent beer. Oktoberfest is not a preferred style for me, but the strength and balance of this one make up for a lot. May have to pick this one up again next year. Nicely done Avery. jbruner (4691) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours a clear golden brown from the bomber with fluffy cream colored head that leaves good lace. Aroma of nice malty sweetness and a hint of earth. Taste follows, clean and easy, to style, but a warming booze on the way down. Good for what it is.
wlajwl (6743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Aroma is strong caramel/toffee, bread/malts and light fruit. The flavor is strong caramel/toffee, malts, fruit, slightly grainy and a mix of alcohol and slightly cloying sweetness in the finish. luttonm (6166) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle at Seattle tasting. As part of an epic vertical. Rating the 2015 bottle. Rich, darker copper, ring tan head. Fig and orange, rich, tart alcohol. Good take on imp lager. Fresh, tart alcohol. Not bad at all. (older versions were much sweeter, with more reduced flavors) CopterScott (253) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
copper color with a thin white head. aroma is yeast, nuts, and a little booze. Flavor is bread, sweet caramel, and nut. very sweet but in a good way. gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle; pours dark amber with a white head; dominant caramel aroma with some hints of nuts, bread dough, and floral notes; taste is sweet with caramel and hints of dough and nuts; finish is sweet with a hint of alcohol; very good andrewje41 (3758) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2015
22 oz bottle poured at the tasting, as part of a vertical. Rating the current. Pours golden with a caramely, grainy aroma. Flavor is caramel malts with minimal spice. It was fun to try many years of this, but I believe it’s by far best when fresh. Good beer here.