lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. A very deep brown pour with a thick mocha head. Smells like a candy bar with lots of milk chocolate, caramel and nuts. Some vanilla cream, coffee, butterscotch and sourness in there too. Medium to full-bodied and a little sticky. Caramel and toasty malts start things off. Molasses and nuts follow and transition to some hops and raisins. A good bit of warming alcohol and candied sugar in the finish. If this had been classified as a brown ale, I wouldíve said that itís the best Iíve had.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark reddish brown with decent off white head. Moderate carbonation. Very complex with flavors of chocolate and crystal malt predominating with some yeasty esters and done a very dry finish which aides in displaying the complexities of this beer. Very nice
carl4beer (520) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. pours an opaque brown with a nice tan head. aroma is soft and of caramel, roasted malt, and brown sugar. mouthful is rich and full of candied fruits then a crisp hop finnish balances this one very nicely. i am diggin this brown impy
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a rich light brown head and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark fruit-cherry, rich dark malt, bread/earthy. Taste is dark fruit-cherry/prune, rich dark malt, bread, secondary earthy hops bite. OK/mild carbonation.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep caramel/copper coloured body with a nearly perfect tan head that tops the beer - ruby when held to a light, this beer looks great! Aroma of fresh hops, clean toasted malt, raisins, nuts and a bit of grass. Medium-bodied; Strong hops up front with a citrus and grassy taste, combined with malt near the end of the taste and a punch of nuts to finish it out. Aftertaste a bit more refined - some alcohol, a lot of nuts and pit fruits and a bit of bitter hops - very nice! Overall, a good beer, more of an Imperial IPA than an Imperial Brown, but very nice indeed! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased yesterday, 31-May-2008 at Kybecca in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle, this beer pours a surprising brownish-black color with absolutely no transparency. Iíve seen stouts less black than this, granted they probably werenít good stouts. The head is also reminiscent of a stout witha thick creamy head that fades to nice lacing. The aroma is strongly brown sugar, caramel, black licorice, and dried fruit with a malty base. The flavor doesnít quite match the smell as the IBUs and alcohol take over the flavor. Still, there is a lingering sense of those aromas, but they are completely masked by the bitterness and alcohol. It could use a bit more body to hold up the IBUs as well.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours ruby red with large tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and pear. Hops are a little too assertive. Nice toffee flavor. Nice effervescence. But, off balance and there is an "off" flavor. The only way I can describe it is the juice from that fruit cocktail from my elementary school lunches.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, smallish head, dissipates down to a thin foam ring that lingers. Strong malt aroma with hints of coffee and to a lesser degree, chocolate. Also has an aroma reminiscnent of a barleywine. Flavor is also similar to a light but hoppy barleywine. Good hop flavor, citrus and pine. Roasty dark malts, slight fruitiness emerges as it warms slightly; nutty, touch of smoke. Full bodied. While Legendís brown ale is very tasty, itís on the lighter side as browns go, this is more heavy, robust and an entirely different beer-very good.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, 2007 edition. Clear, dark copper with a big beige head. Sweet pink grapefruit and caramel nose. Bold flavors of chocolate and coffee, mild nuttiness and a distinct grapefruit tone. The finish is all grapefruit. They really hopped the hell out of this brown, for sure. It works, and I like it quite a bit!
alexanderj (3196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a murky brown with an off white/beige head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, toffee, and molasses. Taste initially is chocolate, caramel and nuts. Some vegetable taste to it. Hop finish became more pronounced with time. Alcohol well hidden. Palate was, as they said, chewy. Another good beer from Legend.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy brown, thin whispy beige head, light chocolate aroma with boiled veggies, thin body, light chocolate flavor that grows, tartness,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20