HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap flight at Ginger Man NYC. Dark amber pour with a forever lasting off white head that paints the glass. Citrus hop fragrance mixed with Kool Aid drink. Taste is very hoppy; lots of pine and grapefruit. The lace wont let go! The glass looks like a styrofoam cup! Bitter...which is a bit unexpected given this was classified as an American Strong Ale. It’s every bit as bitter as Stone’s Double Bastard, Old Guardian Barleywine, or Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. A real hop monster but with enough malt to hold it together. Medium palate and the finish is a little thin. Even still this beer is really growing on me. If I didn’t know better, I would swear this beer came from San Diego or Northern California. I’m liking it and will recommend to my West Coast hophead friends.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/IV/2012 - on tap @ Craft Beer Co. (London) - BB: n/a (2012-302)
Clear copper red to rusty brown beer, nice yellowish head, stable, adhesive leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of honey, caramel, exotic fruits, sweet passion fruit, pineapple, little cheesy, piny. MF: little carbon (English taps, you know), medium body. Taste: somewhat sweet malty start, fruity, then bitter, chocolatey, pineapple, grapefruit. Aftertaste: very dry ending with almost medicinal bitterness.
Brenhophead (602) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650mL bottle, pours amber with off white head and a nice caramel aroma with a grassy hop backing. The bottle says 100 IBU although i think all the sugary malt masks that very well. The flavour is a perfect mingling of both a heavy caramel malt and grassy/passionfruit hops im loving this beer!!
maneliquor (3286) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours opaque amber with a small yellow head. Quite bubbly and leaves some sticky lacing down the glass. Nose shows some nice toffee backing very vibrant hops. Passionfruit and mango are very prominent. A light nutty tone behind it all. Great mix of mixd nuts, toffee and vibrant and tropical hops. A lengthy, citric bitterness on the finish. Great beer
TheJester (1963) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Smells like an ASA. Tastes like an ASA. Why’d they call it an "imperial amber?" Good, but missing something. More mid-boil hops maybe. Perhaps a little debittered black malt. Good, though.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a perfect amethyst with a "Hey, let’s talk" off-white head. Nose is rose and hops. Flavor is strawberry toast and strawberry biscuit atop a strawberry-infused bread. Average mouthfeel. Tasty.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber copper color. Full body and high carbonation. Sweet malts, pine and citrus hops, fruity, resin, floral, too. Hefty bite on the finish. Good stuff.
pineypower (2555) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out a nice reddish amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of oranges, light sweet citrus and some sweet malty notes in there also. Taste is a good dose of juicy citrus hops, light grainy malts, more citrus, light floral notes, some sweet fruits, with a punch of hops and a light alcohol touch on the finish. Solid brew.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, crimson copper color with sparse foam, earthy pine aroma, flavor is harsh, bitter earthy pines, malty bitter finish
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky brown with a dry appearance. The head pours 2 inches, big, bubbly tan but settles to 3/8" and lasts for the drink. The lacing is strong. The aroma is straight hops. The flavor is just like an imperial IPA. Not sure why they’re calling this an imperial brown, save for a little malty sweetness that lingers in the finish. This beer is infinitely enjoyable. You would enjoy it if you went and got one, now.