ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Technically classified as an American Strong Ale, but self-described as an Imperial Brown Ale, the beer is dark orange/brown in color and has a fine, frothy, bubbly beige-colored head that’s almost cake-like (I’m talking sponge cake or pancake dough) and leaves behind sticky, thick lacing. The aroma is really green, very sweet, lightly grainy, with notes of raisins or other dried fruits. It smells very, very good.
It’s very easy on the tongue, and very noticeably hoppy without an over-the top bitterness. Just enough to swell the tongue, though, while you’re trying to process the sugary rest of it. That said, well balanced - so it’s not all sugar or hops. Light, but smooth, with such a heavy malt and hop presence. The finish is pretty easy with just a taste of sweet, sticky, grainy malt. Alcohol is noticeable, giving the beer a nice warmth without being too obnoxious. These guys really have it goin’ on. If you’re out of work and can afford a beer, buy a bomber of WTF and toast to yourself.
degbert (1518) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Amazingly pungent nose; I get mandarin orange, spice, caramel, toast, and vanilla. Color is a dark, almost opaque chocolate brown with a lacy head. Flavor is excellent; caramel and toast up front with a touch of lemon, then finishing dry and hoppy. Great mouthfeel. Damn fine beer.
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeah, wf? Plum-tinted, translucent brown ale with a small white head. Aromatic hop varieties for the nose; the most pleasureable aspect of this beer. The flavor, other than being a little flat, is resinous, citrusy, and hoppy, but then comes a malt backbone to deaden the hops, and end in a malty sweetness. A dichotomy of beer ingredients, opposed. Seriusly, wtf, are you kidding me?
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours thick, and only sliightly foamy. Dark, like a brown ale, but the aroma is all American Strong. Smells like Stone AB, but not as cloying somehow. Taste is really phenomenal. Puts AB and DAB to shame. Lagunitas is continuing to put on a show for lower-priced HIGHER quality beers. That’s right Stone, Lost Abbey, Alesmith: you’re all on notice. Ballast Point and Lagunitas are putting your stuff to shame right now for 1/2 the price. Consistently! The mouthfeel on this beer is just right. The flavors are outstanding citrus, and pine, and sweet molasses with only the slightest feeling of burn to indicate the ABV. Jesus, wish the super-secret spot I got this from wasn’t already closed for the night, I’d go buy 4 more!
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from redlight redlight. Pours a dark amber with a generous off-white head and nice lacing. Great combination of a citrusy, piny hop aroma and warm bready malt aroma in the nose. Excellently balanced. Switches back and forth from mildly sweet and deliciously bitter as it swirls around the mouth. Simultaneously a little creamy yet very crisp in the finish. Quite nice.
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just the thing for an economic downturn. This special brew does not dissapoint. Brassy bodied with a fluffy beige head and emanating a refreshing floral hop aroma with a twinge of pine and citrus and an underlying caramel malt backbone. Full-bodied and surprisingly malty with excellent complexity. Flush with floral hops and also a moderate portion of fruitiness and caramel. An exceptional American Strong Ale.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Friggin’ Liberal hippie beer makers... suck on it, losers. Anyhoo... Pours a rich, deep mahogany with a thick, cloud-like head of off-white and a strong aroma of syrupy hops, orange pulp, sweet rose, and buttery flowers. Flavor is much more restrained than the aroma, with notes of buttery grapefruit, sour strawberry, gooey orange, and subdued pine. Average mouthfeel. A very enjoyable brew.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep brown with 2 fingers of tan head. Aroma is hops, caramel, malt, chocolate, spices. Flavor is roast, chocolate, caramel, a good dose of hops, some floral notes and spices. Kind of a strange brew.
944play (389) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz from 7-11 in weizen glass. Hazy brown with medium off-white head. Gentle sweet floral, geranium, and straw notes. Cucumber, ginseng and cola flavors. Big body; clean, bitter finish.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ redlight redlight. Piney hoppy nose with sweet caramel malts and hints of nuts. Pours a reddish brown with a very thin white head. Hoppy brown ale, sweet pine with citrus and caramel biscuity malts and hints of molasses in the background. Great hoppy brown ale.