RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
2004 = 9.3% ABV
2005 = 8.9% ABV
2006 = 9.1% ABV
2007 = 9.3% ABV
2008 = 10.03% ABV
2010 = 9.73% ABV
2011 = 10.01% ABV
2013 = 10.2% ABV
2014 = 9.5% ABV
The Kaiser once said, "Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be "sprechenden Deutsch!" We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest - gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops - then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest.

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CopterScott (254) - 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 (1996) - 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 (4081) - 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.

Ferris (16066) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle - Sweet, a bit boozy and grains. Clear copper with a decent white head. Sweet, boozy caramel and a long swee finish.

scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 12, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish color with a thine beige head. Taste is of malt, yeast, banana, caramel, fruit, spice and alcohol. Has a similar aroma. Has a lighter, boozy body. Similar, near burning finish. Overall, it has some good initial flavors, but is too alcoholic and not drinkable.

Cousin_Larry (895) - - NOV 6, 2015
Pours nicely into an oversized dimpled mug. Aroma is alcohol, fruit, and metal. Taste is very sweet, but not annoyingly sweet. Sort of a brandy without the burn. What an excellent surprise. Warms as it goes down.

fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
A very fine oktoberfest brew. Aroma and appearance would be difficult to beat. The floral tones in the taste sets me back and is my reason for the low rating. One must know I favor stouts overall.

Shanebrews (294) - Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
This beer poured a very transparent copper with a white head and ample carbonation. The aroma is indistinct and mostly grainy. The taste is also grainy with a variety of malts imparting some flavors of honey and toffee and other lightly sweet and toasty elements. There is little bitterness and not the body I expected from an imperial - the alcohol is well hidden. Overall, it is not a great festbier or a great imperial and I was disappointed.

NikkTwist (3280) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Mostly clear deep orange amber. Slim fizzy tan ring. Sweet dried amber fruit. Dried apricots. Molasses. Dark velvet caramels. Dark toasted malts. Wildflower honeycomb. Hints of blood orange, currants and black cherry. Sticky mouthfeel. High ABV only half hidden. Sweet, dark fruity syrupy cordial. Cinnamon pepper finish. There are hints of re-toasted wheat flavors in the background, but this feels ultimately like a clever tricky Quad.

tsd08460 (1208) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Aroma: caramel, pineapple Appearance: clear copper, white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

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