oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a nice deep dark amber color. Aromas of bread, caramel, fruit and nut. Flavor has a nice big malty taste with a almost noticable hop finish. slowrunner77 (12972) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"The only imperial octoberfest I can think to compare this to is the Kaiser, which was much sweeter. This managed a better balance of semi sweet caramel malt and a bigger dose of hops without being cloying. If not for the rather alcoholic finish, would have scored very high. Still the best new octoberfest of 2012?" burg326 (5613) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Poured a light amber copper color with aroams of malt, caramel, and feint hops. flavors were big malt and caramel with light hops poking through, solid and enjoyable, abv was hidden well as well. evilcougar (67) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle from trade: hop aroma was a little less than expected.. finn1918 (238) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
If you like oktoberfest beers and IPAs, this is the beer for you.
Bomber, about $6 from Sprayberry Bottle Shoppe, Marietta (I think they still have some, if anyone wants to try to find this one). Pours a deep hazy red with about 2 fingers of off-white head. Aroma is big caramel and quasi-Belgian yeast. Taste is caramel malts, some yeastiness, and a peppery hop finish. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. I probably should have had this several months ago when I bought it, since this has not aged particularly well. Overall, this is a good beer for the money, but honestly tastes more like a "Red IPA" than an Oktoberfest.
DiarmaidBHK (5947) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours brown with a small khaki head. Not much on the nose. Nice caramel notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid for style. I’m a bit baffled as to the high score this beer currently enjoys. anders37 (27226) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel hoppy bitter finish. chrisv10 (18574) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting, 8.5%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, little toffee, hop and a little bitter.