BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at 18th Annual IMB Summer Fest:
Muddy brown with a small rocky head. The aroma is nutty, earthy, grainy, tobacco, leather and some coffee. Not much hop notes found on either the nose nor palate. The taste is weak roast and walnut, hint of dark fruits. Wort-y, grainy and minerally. The mouth feel is equally intrepid, weak and watery. Blah, nothing Imperial about this more akin to a brown ale.
queenholly (2569) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler. Light earthy mocha aroma. Dark brown with a minimal head. Earthy roasty malt and light chocolate/coffee flavor. Light body, soft carbonation. Generally, a little bland.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft/growler. Coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Coffee, dark chocolate, and light malt flavor. Very light body. Nice for what’s there - would have liked more malt flavor.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black, with some ruby backlights, small, light, whipped tan head.
Aroma is faint, coffee, malt.
Flavour is coffee, light chocolate, roast.
Slight bittering...earthy/herbal towards the finish.
Pretty good, mild.