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Old 12-01-2008, 09:32 AM
mattman688 mattman688 is offline
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Had a few glasses of Oceanside Aleworks M.I.A. Imperial Munich. 12.1% abv

Pours a deep dark brown with a thin light brown head. Fairly thick looking, carbonation is on the lighter side.

Aroma: Sweet, load of malts, some fruitiness, sharp alcohol scent. Lighter hop aroma.

Taste: slightly syrupy, slightly crisp, not too much bitterness up on the front, pretty sweet. Strong toffee flavors and lightly roasted grain. Fruitiness hidden in the background. Alcohol burn at the end of each sip. Light coffee tones at the end as well.

Overall, its a tasty treat but not my favorite. For being somewhat thick and higher abv, its an easy drinker. I mixed this beer with an octoberfest style of beer and it was delicious!

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