Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at Bailey’s, PDX. Dark brown with characteristic nitro foam. Some lace left behind. Plenty of roast in the aroma. Lots more roast in the taste with coffee notes up front. Resides with some decent cocoa sweetness. Brown ale isn’t my favourite style but this is clearly a good example.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with white head. Aroma is biscuit malt with caramel. Complex flavour, caramel, chocolate and a bit of hoppy spice. Good with sweet desserts.
tedmich (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
very sharp alcohol taste and a bandaid like aftertaste, no body, all front end and very unpleasant will NOT buy again
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Brown in color, deep burnt brown sugar hues, moderate frothy light beige head, nice lacing.   Earthy/Soily malt like nose.   Thankfully not as dirty/soily on the tongue.   Otherwise malty, bready, sweet, a touch nutty.   Slight dark or bakers chocolate presense.   Body and mouthfeel are bigger than your average Brown, expected for this Imperial Brown.   Finishes with a sweet nutty maltiness, bready in a whole wheat sense, with a slight soily/earthy background.   Very respectable for an Imperial Brown.   Very little hop presense.   I can dig it.
patricks110 (1482) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good malty Brown ale with some chocolate notes, mild roasty notes and a good balance. Murky brown body with a copious creamy beige head. Little bit of a roasted nose with a few chocolate notes and a few light hop flavors. Overall above average.
JHunter (674) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a light foamy head. strong caramel notes in the aroma. flavour has lots of nuttiness with toffee and caramel sweetness
a light alcohol burn in the finish
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown with hint of gold. Good head and lacking. Nutty earthy nose, some malt and dough. Clean crisp attack, malty, nutty. Good finish. Yumm.
jonas (5258) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fresh citric and grassy hop on bright coffee and cocoa aroma. Dark brown, lacing off-white head. Nice and fresh hop on coffee and cocoa notes. Sambuca and herbs. Quite fun. Medium body, nice chewyness. Cocoa and light hop resin finish. Fun beer.
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem.
Darker brown colured beer with a large bubbled tan head.
Very strong and good caramel,treacle type malt aromas.
Taste is similar to the aroma but with a porterish "ashiness" and clotted cream flavours. LIke it.
Good moresish mouthfeel smooth and easy
Nice smooth,malty beer..but i dont feel this is a brown ale let alone a "southern English" one..more a traditional porter.
stantheman (483) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hop & Vine in Burnaby. Very low carbonation on this sample. Dark brown in color, a bit translucent around the edges. Close to a porter or stout in flavor. Coffee and chocolate predominate. A very simple flavor set. No complexity here. Pleasant, but not a keeper.