Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 11/11/14.
Clear dark chestnut brown with a beige covering.
Nose is earthy hop, toffee, faint vegetal notes, candied fruit peel.
Taste comprises caramel, nutty tones, dark malts, light candied fruit notes, brown sugars.
Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with some earthy hop bitterness.
Ok number but really fails to deliver much in the way of flavour for a 7.9% beer.
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Exactly what a Brown Ale should taste like, with the addition of high alcohol Imperial content, and nitro delivery.
julesjis (142) - Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22oz. Color is beautiful caramel, brown sugar color. Taste is sweet, hoppy, and almost spicy. This is very well balanced and easy to drink. Great drinking beer for an imperial brown!
liquidhedonism (171) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma is nutty, piney, roasty, and malty, with hints of toffee, hazelnuts, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is crisp and sweet in the beginning, and it finishes wonderfully sweet, bitter, and slightly astringent. Amazing malt and hop balance. Damn fine beer!
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from fred meyers’. Nice irregular off-white head with dark brown opaque characteristics. Alcoholic warmth and maltiness in the aroma, taste matches. Very pleasant taste profile, strong hop bitterness at the end with good balance. Imperial brown is one of my new favorite styles. Actually a very medium body, not too heavy, but taste is strong.
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie and Grippitis. Medium brown, soft light gold head. Bready caramel, light mocha, light hazelnuts, medium-to-full bodied. Quite nice.
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark brown color, almost black. Light aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Good body strength; dark caramel flavor, medium sweet, with some candi sugar, a touch of roasted malt; very light malt acidity too, and possibly traces of diacetyl; correct bitterness.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle, 7.2% abv on the label. Reddish brown pour, slight haze. Rocky tan coloured head, lots of lace rings. Nose is malty with notes of chocolate, nut and a bit of roast, also some light hops in there. Taste has roast and chocolate malts, toasty. Some chocolate malt, roast, alcohol and nuttiness in the aftertaste and a fairly lengthy bitterness. Overall a nice change from boring caramelly brown ales.
northropfrye (2303) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark body, off white head. Nice roast brown ale. Coca, coffee and a bit of sweetness. Quality beer.
Lagerboy (1322) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear deep dark copper brown, tan foam mostly fades. Aroma of treacle and roasty malt. Dark roast, earthy bitter bean taste, a tad thin, some cacao and caramel. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Sweetens a bit as it warms, still finishes bitter. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)