brownaler (414) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth amber flavor with a slight hop finish. Many imperial beers have too much alcohol, but this one is fairly balanced.
andrewje41 (1741) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Special brews. Pours a copper red color. Not much head. Bready aroma and flavor. Super smooth flavor on this one. Nice malty finish. Overall a good beer. Enjoyed this one.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught into a growler. Pours a reddish dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has slight bread in there and a moderate amount of caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with a small bit of toasting in there.
trevor211 (1474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SIBF 2010. Pours a golden orange. Effervescent, hop-forward, and definitely refreshing. Nothing fantastic, but I liked this one on a sunny afternoon.
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours cloudy amber. Aroma and flavour of hops, roasted caramel malts and bread. Pretty good, nothing spectacular.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a murky dark amber with ruby at the edges. Nice creamy off white head that hangs around for a little while, but not too awfully long. Rich toasty brown bread malt nose. Creamy medium body with mild carb. Toast, brown bread, molasses, and a bit of caramel on the mid-palate. Mild toasty finish.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite malty aroma. Flavor is fairly balance between malts and hops. Doesn’t seem 8.2%. Thinnish finish but good.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at fremont oktoberfest. aroma hints at more complexity with hops and spices but the taste is just bubbly bitters with a meh palate
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oregon brew fest: amber with off white head, aroma o pale malt and hints of caramel, flavor good amount of caramel and also pretty hoppy.
raphael (1059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel with a bit of smoke, darker than expected. odd in the mouth. a slight sourness that could be peat, caramel. thick finish.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ OBF... Poured deep amber with a beige head. Faint malt and candy aroma. Foamy, well carbonate palate. Malty, caramel and grainy. Some cocoa and buttery flavors. A little alcohol warmth and clean finish.