badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Translucent dark brown with small head. Aroma of chocolate, marshmallow and cracker. Like a smore. Roasted malt flavor with semi sweet chocolate, coffee beans, tobacco and cream. Slightly dry finish. Like a coffee porter. Somewhat thin. Nice.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep dense brown color, roasty swet malt nose, flavor is chocolate, very very slight smoke, tobacco sorts of flavors, black tea, nice bitter backbone, dry finish, not malt bomb by any means, good stuff.
PorterPounder (7303) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle - dark brown pour with a decent off white head that leaves light lacing. Aroma has some chocolate and a hint of molasses. Flavor is subtly sweet with some black dirt, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Mouthfeel has some nice chalkiness.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from BevMo. Mostly clear dark brown with a big frothy off white head, nice lacing. Mild nose of watery hops and cereal grain. Fairly boring and unintersting.
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pruney, sweet, dark malt aroma with some eggy-veggie tones. Clear, dark brown, bad label, standard US longneck. Astringent and bitter, drier than it smells, bitter chocolate, some grassiness. Medium to slightly heavy body. A clingy, burnt, aspirin bitterness and astringency on the back end made this a tough beer to drink. I did not enjoy. New Leaf Market.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a light tan head. Cocoa and nutty malt aroma with caramel. Cocoa and nutty malt flavor with backing citrus hops. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light cocoa lingers with nutty malts.
Strykzone (6717) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Hayduke for this one. Pour is clear dark brown with plenty of red highlights. A nice thick tan head has decent retention and leaves a thin layer of lacing. Moderate amount of roasted notes in the aroma and a lesser amount of coffee. A big dry hop bite surprised me on the first sip. The hops remained assertive throughout the glass. Big malt profile, too, but not enough to overcome the hop bite. Two nice aspects but the hops and malt don’t quite meld with the malt. Feel was thin but with a bit of resin.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It ain’t bad for sure. Little kick to it is nice. But I know Bison and love Bison for sticking basil in their beer. Gingerbread is an interesting flavor to marry into a beer. Imperial Brown is not so. Still - their is some nice malt flavor here, which might come through more if the abv was a bit lower. At least it is as advertised: Imperial Brown... nothing more or less.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice beer, in taste and in purpose. Has a nice pour, dark brown with a thin lacey head. Aroma is sweet. Mouthfeel is crisp with little to no aftertaste. Flavor is strong and has a great palate.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and some chocolate, flavor was of more chocolate and roasted malts and hops. Watery and slightly metallic finish. Low alcohol % for an "imperial" which was a bit odd.