SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Appearance is translucent copper with a thin beige head, sticky full body, and medium carbonation.RobertDale (6851) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Aroma is coriander and faint alcohol esters, with some heavy sweetness, like a good orange liqueur.
Flavor is noble-esque hops and roasty malt sweetness.
Overall, it’s way more Strong American Lager than Oktoberfest, but obviously, that’s what they were going for. Too sweet to be sessional, but a nice sipper to share with the crew.
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, orange, and hops. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, and some floral hops. Some alcohol at the finish. Interesting. Decent. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a clear copper color with a nice off-white head to it. Sweet malt and yeast aromas with some bread and earthy hop notes. There’s a bit of fruity esters to it, which I don’t necessarily associate with an "Oktoberfest". The flavor is quite sweet with lots of caramel and sugar notes, maybe some hints of fruit. A bit of earthy hop character toward the back end. Medium to full in body with medium carbonation. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
651mL. Pours a clear, light honey amber with a larger, beige head with nice retention and decent lace. Nose is sweet honey, sugary strawberry, grenadine, honey sweet rolls, moving to heavy sanitizer and dish soap. Taste is not very good- bland at the beginning moving to some serious cardboard and paper. Exceptionally bland and chalky mouthfeel. At almost 500 calories a bomber, I dumped the rest. Not worth the beer gut. SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bomber. Clear amber color with a lasting off-white head. Big and bready with well hidden alcohol and a medium body. Lots of malt layers with a moderate fruitiness but not as heavy and sweet as most doppelbocks, which I guess could put it in its own category of imperial marzen, though that’s really just a different take on a bock. Good and almost reminds me of a paler andechser, which is on the light side for a doppelbock.
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle thanks to Burg326: Poured a hazy burnt orange to copper with a creamy off white head. Aroma was very malty. Taste was smooth with loads of malts, but lacked depth in the body. A drinking beer but not a show stopper overall. Slipstream (2702) - USA - NOV 22, 2011
On tap at The Pony Bar. Sweet, pleasant, and seems to have some rye in it. I thought it was a rye saison. A good, well-balanced brew. glennmastrange (2921) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of cereal, light herbs for the hops, faint doug for the yeast, with date nutmeg and sherry in the background. Head is small, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear orange/red. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, and little slick with a lively carbonation and a light alcohol burn in the finish. Nice festive German tastes with a little pumpkin pie from this Imperial Pilsener. DiarmaidBHK (5900) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Draft at Victoria. Pours light brown without much malt on the nose. A bit of sweetness on the tongue which doesn’t add much. Clean finisher. Meh! fidelis83 (2509) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Pours a clear, darkish amber with a 4 finger, sticky beige head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is cereal grain, sweet malt, caramel, toast, honey and floral and spicy hops. Flavor is more honey and sweet malt, biscuit, lots of alcohol, spicy hops and cereal grain. Palate is thinner than I would have expected at this strength, a bit oily on entry with an oddly dry, slightly boozy finish. Not bad, but probably not something that I will buy again at bomber price.