emusche (71) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a thin, very quickly receding caramel head. 30 seconds after pour the head had completely dissipated. Aroma is oaky, with the toasted coconut and a little hint of chocolate and/or caramel. Beer sit on the tongue; itís definitely not overly carbonated, but the taste is strong and firm throughout. At first itís mostly coconut and then fades to a slightly bitter, malty mix. Definitely the best of the St. Francis entries Iíve had.
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at St. Francis. Deep ruby burgundy brown body, filtered. Steady beige head. Sweet, nutty, pleasant aroma. I typically enjoy Imperial Brown Ales, and this is no exception. Creamy and relatively easy drinking for the ABV. The coconut adds some nice depth, merging with the caramel brown sugar sweetness of the malts. Almost has an oaky touch. Nice to have a big brown ale that hasnít been stripped by barrel aging. Well done.
BVery (8075) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a frothy white head. Coconut and milk on the nose. Medium bodied. Coconut and roasted malt on taste. Pretty darn good!