Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy Carbonation Batman! This beer was crazy with it’s carbonation. it took me half an hour to pour two glasses from teh bomber. The craziest part was that it was fine sitting there after I openned it, but as soon as I actually started to pour it went crazy IN THE BOTTLE...only foam would come out for like 5 minutes. Anyway, it pours with a deep brown body topped by a huge, foamy, tan head (duh) that actually disappeared pretty quickly when it comes down to it. A lot of lacing was left on the glass, too. It’s malty with a slight roasty note as well as a hint of coffee and a nice sweet cream note. Medium bodied and slightly tingly from the carbonation.
hopdog (7657) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle...pulled from the back of my fridge. Brown pour with a large sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, toasty, and bready. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, caramel, and nutty. I was getting some dark fruits in the finish. Not bad considering this has been sitting in the fridge for a few years.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
gotta love ghetto town beer stores that have a beer from 2007 just sitting on its shelf... warning this is no a gusher, have that glass ready... dark brown with a big tan head at first, falls fast but great lacing on the way, does leave a big thick cap... strong nose of molasses, raisins, tons of spice, and alcohol, almost a little sour... taste is better than I was imagining, tons of brown sugar, cinnamon, and molasses, interesting but not my thing and not a brown ale
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bison Brewing Company--Pete’s Brewing--Reunion Ale A Beer For Hope--Imperial Brown Ale--USDA Organic--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 25 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Imperial. Tan mild lace head. Hazy no sediment amber brown color. Cocoa biscuit mild nut hop Brown Ale front. Dry sweet crisp malty mild milk chocolate light toasted body. Mild EtOH hop crisp clean end. Rich bad Brown. Sampled 5/21/2007.
troopie (1989) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Now called just Bison Imperial Brown, but note on bottle describes it as this beer. Very nutty aroma, walnuts and pecans. Poured dark brown with medium fast dissipating head. Dry nutty flavour with roasty notes., Dry finish, with toasted unsalted nut notes.
maniac (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Relentless Thirst Tasting on 08/29/2009. Notes say "Reunion Brown". Clear amber brown body with a small frothy off-white head. Big malty and nutty aroma. Malty and nutty flavor, slightly cloying. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely one of the best brown ales I’ve ever had. Dark mahogany pour with a walnut colored head and significant lacing. Didn’t get the CrAzY carbonation the others noted. Molasses, chewy caramel, and brown sugar in the nose. A little nuttiness accompanies chocolate and roasted coffee bean. Thick but not at all syrupy. A great beer for a great cause!!! DRINK IT!!!
mrhoppy (868) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every beer geek likes head but this was ridiculous. I couldn’t drink it for 10 minutes until it subsided. It was worth the wait. Lace... huge pillows sticking to the sides of the glass. Beautiful deep garnet color. Nice sour aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavors. Godiva beer.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has aged well over a year, yet I drink it now because I could really use some ’’hope’’. Opens as a gusher, making a mess of a butcher block table and a plate of leftover pizza. Settles slowly, thick yet highly effervescent, with a hazed mahogany body beneath a rocky, sand-colored head. Fruity aroma, yet somewhat dry to the nose. Exotic and pitted fruits... peaches dominate with caramel and a dank whiff of crawlspace. Initially astringent to the cheeks and throat. Sugary sweetness starts the flavor, reducing to fruits and coffee, then sugars return to cloy. Ever-so-slight metallics. Drinkable, once... but this beer’s negatives outweigh its positives. ~~~~~Bottle of forgotten origins.
17thfloor (2403) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As noted this foamed over ... a lot... then while drinking the first glass and the bottle half full... I looked over and there was a 3 inch tall column of foam sticking out of the top. Pours a dark murky chestnut brown with a huge sudsy rootbeer-float-like foam on top. A bit of oxidation in the aroma, expected, hoppy, sweet light brown sugar. A very sweet brew, maple and pineapple, light brown sugar, lightly burnt and just a hint of coffee. The oxidation plays nicely against the sweetness. I’ve got some pulled pork bbq going in the kitchen and I can’t wait to pair it!
nbutler11 (1261) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ditto, Vac. Aged over a year, but as soon as this one hit the glass it fizzed like mentos being dropped in a Coke. Very obnoxious with it’s carbonation to say the least. Appears like a thick cider with sandy colored foam everywhere. Loaded with cinnamon and green apple on the nose that compete with hazelnut, vanilla, caramel, and (I swear) cream of tartar in the flavor. Improves as it warms, but still a very strange brew.