Oh boy, this is a big beer.
Everything here is amplified, boisterous, loud and proud.
The orange marmalade and pineapple aroma is soaked in warm white rum and it drags you down into the body of the beer, all shortbread biscuits, oatcakes, vanilla ice cream cones and lashings of heather honey.
Once you’re in you’re fixed in amber, awaiting your fate without any chance of escape as the Citra, Cascade, Sorachi Ace and Herkules hops go to work on your face with bright shards of pithy gooseberry and white wine grapes, mango, lemon sherbet, woody rolling tobacco and endlessly steely herbal leaves.
And then, as you finally find the end of the beer, the finish is deep and warm with a brandy booziness.
This is not for the feint hearted.
Source: Imperial Beer Club