Niko100 (1977) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, dark chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/molasses, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.
Suttree (5129) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, almost black. Smells very amlty. with roasty coffee notes and some nutty aromas.Lots of molasses, too. Nice smooth palate, lots of coffee, molasses, and dark chocolate. Some red wine notes, too.
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Abrasive, rich and malty, a big big brown ale, decent, I like it, but I love brown ales
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sent to me courtesy of Strykzone via a trade. Thanks Dave. Pourd a dark brown color with nice beige head and excellent retention, Light lacing rngs. Nose is citrus hops. Medium in body, Carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is citrus and floral hops, and spices. Finish is lightly bitter. A very tasty beer.
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, nutty, and cookie malt with earthy hops, cinnamon, nutmeg, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3474) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, plums, raisins, earthy hops, toffee, and nutty notes. Flavor is rich, roast malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at slutfest 4.0. Malt bomb. Very dark brown pour with decent ring of light tan head. Caramel, chocolate, and light cocoa aroma. Flavors of the same plus lots of molasses and some weird note of sweet potato? Interesting. Very heavy and syrupy, but it was very enjoyable. Pretty cool though.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours near black with a big, frothy brown head. Nose is a bit like a stout, with lots of roast, hops, and a bit of bread and booze. Flavor also leans more toward a sweet stout that expected, with the coffee leading the attack, and a long, only mildly hoppy sweet finish lasting long. Booze comes out some but not too badly. Fairly interesting ale.
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an off white head. Aromas of roast, earthiness, chocolate, and toasted nuttiess. Tastes of roast, caramel, roast, earth, nutty, and chocolate. Never would have guessed it was 10%.
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Total WIne in Jensen Beach. Pours a very, very dark brown with garnet highlights and a tan colored head. Nice lacing that hung around forever. Aroma has molasses, dark chocolate and brown sugar, with an underneath layer of fruity/citrusy hops. Nice! Taste is of sweet caramel malts, with sweet cocoa, heavy bittersweet bakers chocolate, some nuttiness and some tingly spice at the tail. Medium thickness is all that stopped me from saying "sweet stout". Smells and tastes like a thin sweet stout, and a flavorful one. Finishes to the bitter side of bittersweet. No real alcohol presence in the drinking, just after the glass. Imperial brown, ’eh? It was a good tasty brew.