Winter Storm Imperial ESB | Heavy Seas Beer

Winter Storm Imperial ESBWinter Storm Imperial ESB
BA SCORE
64.6%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 1,025 ratings
Winter Storm Imperial ESBWinter Storm Imperial ESB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)

Added by stirgy on 02-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,236
Reviews:
523
Ratings:
1,025
Liked:
662
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
12.11%
Alströms:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We love this imperial ESB!

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Photo of CupcakeNY
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a bright copper color with a thin spattering of off white bubbles on top. Some frothy lacing clings to the side of the glass.

S: Very light fruity esters, lots of lightly toasted bread, and a very light hint of alcohol.

T: Lots of toasted bread up front mingling with a lot of flowery hop flavor, the middle has a more aggressive toasty caramel flavor, and the finish has a pretty grassy and herbal hop flavor. Starts out like imperial ESB, finishes like a west coast IPA.

M: Dry, crisp, bitter, medium bodied, astringent.

D: I actually like this beer a lot, nice Americanization of a classic British style.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at Nicholson's in Cincinnati.

Arrived a clear ruby with a small head. Excellent lacing.

The smell was full of floral/citrus hops. Some caramel malt as well.

The flavor is very hop forward. Wonderful citrusy hops dominate throughout with a quite assertive bitterness. Malt notes come in at the end and linger.

This is a great beer and one that I am thrilled I got to try on cask. Will definitely seek out again.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Winter Storm Imperial ESB from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 64.6% out of 100 with 1,025 ratings
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