Madtown1 (13) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
According to Lagunitas this beer is "A big Ol’ Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey".
It’s a good brew.
A - Rich, deep, opaque brown color with tan frothy head that lasted only few minutes.
S - A rather mild aroma hints of caramel malts and citrus hoppiness...pleasant aroma. I didn’t really get any chocolate though.
T - Tastes like it smells... Caramel comes through nicely, citrus hoppiness...faint chocolate. Something kinda spicy at the end...nice though.
M - medium in body
D - refreshing and damn drinkable...especially at $4.50/pint
Serving type: on-tap
Forgy (7) - - JUL 22, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good brown ale; in fact the best brown ale I've had. Sinful' review just before mine is a perfect description of it!
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sinfull (1080) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish/ brown color ; medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of malt , caramel , toffee ,grain , hoppy herbal and citrus notes . Caramel malt dominate in taste , moderate hoppy bitterness.
jflopsu (827) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown-amber. Has a light hop, fruit, malt, and pine. Has a sweet malt and hop taste of caramel, citrus, fruits, and some nuts. A lingering bitter malt and hop aftertaste but not overwhelming.
chinchill (2986) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. (from notes)
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep mahogany color with an off-white head that has moderate size and retention. Numerous spots of lacing are left on the glass.
Smell: Clearly loaded with both roasted malts and hops, with piney-fruity-herbal hops dominate. Slight booziness apropos the ABV.
Taste: A good bit of sweetness from the malts hits the tongue first, but this quickly turns mildly bitter and remains so all through the aftertaste. Some sweetness lasting into the finish, nonetheless. Slight earthy, but a bit more fruity with hints of dried apricots. Overall, a nice, rich and complex flavor. [4.25]
Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Slight dryness in the finish. The aroma (more than a bit similar to an aged Hopslam) led me to expect a solid hop/alcohol bite on my tongue, but this was not the case with this rather easy-to-drink brew.
Overall: A satisfying and tasty brew. If you think you’d like a brown or red ale/IPA crossover, you’ll probably like this beer.
rdixon77 (1577) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Reddish brown. Super hopped malty ale. Big citrus and piney bitterness over a caramel body, didn't get much chocolate. Pretty sweet.
climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy floral aroma. Dark red tan pour. Strong hops. None of the malt or chocolate notes per the commercial description. Perhaps ok if u like hops but not something I will buy again.
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Fritz123 (1303) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca. Probably 9 months old. Poured at home in a snifter. Dark brown with a heavy head. Aroma is good with dark bread, grass/weed hoppiness, leather, herbs. The taste is a heavy matliness with slight roast, a hoppy bitter backbone, bold toasty and breadiness. Its an odd, but good big brown ale. Lots of hops, malts, and flavor. Enjoyed it. Moderate carb, medium body.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Would recommend having again and is surprisingly good Julie did not taste so she has no comment on this
slowrunner77 (7078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
looks like a brown ale, but has a rather intense, robust roasted malt and heavily hopped aroma. good medium feel, and full flavored, matching both the intense malts and hops in the aroma. i’m glad Lagunitas keeps making these off the wall bombers, cause they’re all good. 2nd time around - the hops are not as lively as the 1st time. ever so slightly longer shelf life?"
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus and pine. Flavor was bitter and malty with caramel, citrus, pine, grapefruit a touch of chocolate and a hint of dark fruit.