PanMarek (459) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2017
Thick white foam and a deep golden clear pour. It already looks like a stronger pilsner than usual. Medium to full body and lots of fizz. The malt is strong in the nose and some fruity hops. The flavor is very complex, but well-balanced. More hops than expected but the malt combination balances it out. The flavors are not subtle and the 9% ABV amplifies this.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle. Awesome label. Golden pour with some head. Flavors are sweet, some malty tones. Aromas of old barley wine, sweet notes, ugh. jtclockwork (16603) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle - pours orange white head - nose and taste of old barley, sherry, Alpo, sweet soy, caramel - med body oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a deep golden yellow. Nice aromas of hops/citrus/peppery. Nice hoppy flavor, spicy/pepper, alcohol shows up in the back end. hershiser2 (3266) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Old rating just found. Pours a golden apple-cider color... dusting of a head. Smells to me a bit like apples - maybe it’s the visual of it that’s confusing me. Sweet malts, for sure. Taste is fine, but not really my cup of tea.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours hazy golden with a small head. Aroma is honey, apple, and some hop undertones. Flavor is sweet and musty (this bottle is a little old). The hop biteat the end is really nice. I probably let this sit a little too long. obguthr (6369) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Slutfest 2013: Honey, lemon lollipop, and walnut nose. Clear amber, thick yellow head, good retention. Sweet sherry-like hay, cobweb, and dough flavor. Hops absent. A special thank you to Butters for holding onto this and sharing with us. Truth be told, I probably enjoed this more than others, and more with the age than without since I’m not a fan of the style. Unless DFH brews this again, I’ll never know how it compares with a fresh sample. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
(6 years old) Candi sugar, caramel, and orange aromas. Hazy orange with a moderately retaining, off-white head. Sweet, very malty, and a little spicy. Medium-full bodied, smooth, lively carbonation, and a sweet finish. From imperial pils to Belgian-style barleywine. Very interesting. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2006 Golden Shower Bottle thanks to Walt. Pours with a clear bronze with an off-white head. Aromas are malty, toasty, nougat, pils, bready, still pretty boozy. Grainy. Almost all malt in the aroma. Flavors are of plum, nougat, toffee, bready, caramel and coconut. Nice bready and malty flavors intertwined with alcohol. Odd (but very pleasant) flavors for a pale strong lager. Still boozy, even at its age, medium body and medium carbonation. Very good still! Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Sampled at Neil’s Rare Beer Stash tasting. 2006 Shower Bottle. Dull golden pour. Has an old bitter grassy character, along with some honey and sweetness. Still has a decent amount of alcohol heat even after 6 years. Meh, not really all that special, but I’ve never really like imperial pils...