SpringsLicker (2836) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights under a thick frothy tan head.
The aroma is soft sweet malts and cocoa powder with a touch of marshmallow.
The flavor is sweet but with a roast malt bitterness keeping the sweetness well reined in. Complex in itís own strange way. It does hide itís alcohol well.
hayduke (2963) - 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 (7466) - 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 (1983) - 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 (3356) - 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 (7732) - 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 (689) - 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, íeh? It was a good tasty brew.
GothGargoyle (605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, dates, hint of wood. Medium body, sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, raisins, oak, chestnut.
unclemattie (3735) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Toasted malts & citrus hops aromas. Pours very dark brown, light tan foam. Nice biscuit nose, toasted character, sweet malt, earthy hops, and chocolate. HEAVY syrupy body. Very sweet, with sweet toffee, nuts, caramel, chocolate (sounds like a candybar), but then there is the hops. Very hoppy; earthy leather bitterness, pine, citrus rind, and resin. Finishes with a bitter chocolate flavor along with some wood. Very sticky. Very strong indeed. Its a frisky one. Overall, a very amazing (and strong) Imperial Brown Ale. Definitely a Brown Ale, not really gonna get a score as high as some American Strongs though.
jmohno (844) - Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown-black.Slight head.Some murkyness.
Malty aroma with nuttiness,chocolate,roast,dark fruit/berries.Mildly vannilla/oak woody. Smooth beer,barlywineish, some tartness,same nature as aroma character,malty chocolate sweet mild coffee roast towards finish,balanced bitter finish piney finish maybe some citrus/pepper in there.Good/ok desert beer in small amounts.