Gachupines (1205) - USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with little to no head. Aroma is a little musky with some malt. Flavor is a little nutty but a bit overly sweet in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying and thereís just a hint of sourness. Not bad, but not something Iíd look for again.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle split with Ann. Brown-amber color. Thin, oily head. Sweet, nutty malt aroma. Deep malt tones, almost approaching a Doppelbock feel. Lacks the pungency, pretty clean. Pretty much just a big Brown Ale, doesnít really earn the "Imperial" moniker. Mellow carbonation, not much more than some minimal balancing hops. OK.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours with a big, near black (mahogany) body, with a small, tan head. Aromas of caramel, tobacco, nutmeg, basil, molasses and vegetables. Bready, rum soaked grain notes. Flavors of nuts, tannic (over temp sparged) malts, tobacco, caramel, chocolate, earthy, dusty, metallic. Lively bubbles, bland and sometimes bad. Not impressed.
RedSox2004 (1578) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a small tan head and ok lace. Smoky malt aroma with hints of chocolate and nuts. Flavors are similar and include sweet honey and molasses. Moderate body and carbonation, dry finish and an overly sweet aftertaste.
drowland (7716) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/4/10. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour, very red when held to the light, with a fuzzy khaki head that sticks as a film. Mildly chocolatey and nutty aroma with a hint of sour. Sweet chocolatey flavor with nuts and again a dash of sour. Not bad!
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown/mahogany edges, nice head. The nose is roasty with rich with a light brown sugar and maple thing with a little spicy hops and some chewy melanoidins. The flavor is chewy and rich, nice caramel and light roast and chocolate. Very approachable but Iím not getting the big surprise or the imperial qualities. Good brown ale for sure though.
bubbleflubber (2134) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany into the glass, with a pock-marked head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is of deeply toasted grains. Dark malts to the tongue, with some nuttiness and a lingering almond skin finish. The body is medium with a drinkable mouthfeel. Decent Impy Brown here, as the ABV doesnít show at all... almost a sessionista.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent brown ale. Smells and tastes nutty.
Who knew that beers could be made organic?
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is very nice and almost porter like with chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and nuts. The appearance is dark brown with a gorgeous foamy tan head. The taste is very bitter and astringent and not to my liking. The palate is average. Overall one of those great smelling and looking beers that gets you excited for nothing.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Beer Festival - Raleigh on 09/01/2010. Clear brown body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head. Sweet nutty and caramel aroma. Big nutty flavor with some brown malt and light caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.