asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Reddish brown, no head. Toasted malty aroma, decent. Flavor has toasted cereal notes, but also is kinda sour/bitter; a bit off. Not worth trying again.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
Pouring the beer into my glass, I noticed that the head formation was really lacking and I couldn’t remember the last time a beer had such poor pour. Aroma was slightly tart, it had dirty penny, iced tea with just an underlying note of brown sugar. Nutty malt flavors with just a twist of tartness. Some fruity character is also present which I assume is the yeast? Kinda reminds me a little of a poorly made dubbel. Not a waste for $3/bottle.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"kinda subpar, especially when calling it an imperial. abv may be higher, but really it’s just more muddled and rather weakish dark malt flavors, very slight hop and chocolate presence, and some fruity sweetness that doesn’t seem to belong. not a drainpour, but not a deal either, at any price."
biznatch (1) - - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Whenever i open a beer that i have never tried, I always smell it first!! Did anyone else smell right off the bat... vinegar???.. I did and so did my Brother.. Did we get a bad bottle? cause i’d like to think that nobody would knowingly brew something this terrible!
beertholomeus (1043) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a khaki head. Malt, caramel, toffee and nut aroma. Toffee, caramel, malt, nut, fruit and some hop flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Toffee finish.
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a dark amber brown. Light roasted, malty, sweet notes. Not too full bodied to the taste with a nutty caramel the sweet taste. A slight sour malt on the palate lingers after the drink.
Landmonger (156) - USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant surprise. Not what I expected but still enjoyed, dark brown in color with a thin head, crisp carbonation, thin mouth feel, taste of malt, some fruitness, sourness is prevalent, the lingering sourness and then more warmth than you would expect from a 7.2 abv. Try it with an open mind don’t expect a Brown and you may like it. I did.
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from BevMo. Oak comes through at the end. Has a pleasant sour note. For five bucks and change this is worth trying.
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent brown ale, not that bad actually, nutty, bomber from whole foods, decent
boozedude (2159) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bpomber into glass, bazy brown pour with white head, aroma is super akward, kind of a fruity apple sour something, taste is like a bandaid, kinda crappy, would not try again
mikedR (1454) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cannot believe the poor reviews on this one -- this beer is a STUNNING brown ale, and perhaps my favorite. Nuttiness on the nose carries through with dominance in taste. Chewy malt base, and some spiciness to round things out. Solid A in my book.
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