slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"this imperial amber was just that. a slightly darker and stronger malty amber ale. light citrus and bittering hops, but mostly carmel, bready and nutty malts. Warming indeed, not quite worth the steep price."
brenn79 (1684) - Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle- Pours hazy dark autumn amber with a thin light tan head. Aroma is nutty, caramel malt, subtle campfire. The taste is caramel malts, almond nutty, honestly i’d say this was an imperial brown ale, it has a smooth creamy nut character which i really like. Subtle hops make this not too sweet, good, and honestly better than i was expecting.
joeneugs (3949) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark amber color with an off white head. The aroma has some nice malty cherry touches with some molasses or syrup, I can’t tell which. The flavor is very rich with strong dark fruity maltiness, toast and light caramel. There’s some spicy bitterness in the finish, but this is a very malt forward ASA. Pretty satisfying.
mbgrayson (605) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber, with a nice tan head. Light aroma of malts. Taste of toasted caramel, with ’bone warming’ alcohol. Smooth, tasty, and very drinkable, but with a kick. Thumbs up on this one.
poisoneddwarf (1907) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle; 2013 vintage. Aroma is caramelly, toasty; offnote of wet dog. Pours slightly hazy mahogany with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Taste is nice, roasty and toasty; it’s sweet with notes of licorice and dark fruit that make it lightly sour. Finishes dry, has a metallic offnote. A bit boozy. Body seems thinner than it should be, oily mouthfeel. Nice enough for what it is. The offnotes aren’t all that distracting and overall it’s decent.
Niko100 (2183) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted caramel malt, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and dark fruit; Nothing too complex - but decent overall.
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of the bottle, a deep reddish amber hue with a fleeting head. On the nose, the beer gave of notes of, caramel, toffee, and light pine, with slight undertones of cooked dark fruit, particularly plum or raisin. Caramel sweetness initiates the palate, followed by maltier notes with again hints of fruit. Finishes dry with honey lingering on the palate. This ale has a velvety mouthfeel with light carbonation. Alcohol is present, but not overpowering. The combination of caramel/ fruitier flavors in the beginning paired with drier honey-like tones at the finish of the palate, keep begging the drinker to take another sip. A beautifully made Imperial Amber ale.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Aroma of caramel, and earthy, dusty, and sweet notes as well. Big chewy body that comes across sweet. Sweet and sticky malts don’t do much for my palate.
Prufrockstar (1385) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the RBC. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Aroma is malt-forward, with lots of cherry, caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Taste is mostly sweet, with minimal bitterness in the finish. Medium body, sticky texture. Overall: this isn’t a beer I’d expect to get me all excited (and I guess it didn’t), but it was certainly tasty and I can definitely think of situations where it would be exactly the right beer.
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer& Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head and a fruit and chocolate aroma. There is a sweet chocolate, toffee and dark molasses flavor that has a slightly sour carbonated finish.