thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby brown in color with good light tan head, good lacing, and a thick collar. Aroma is dark molasses, nutty and earthy. Taste follows pretty much identically. Mild hop bitterness in this one. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Definitely my favorite of the three beers I had at the brewery.
jrodooo5 (1070) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sticky sweet. Burgundy pour w/ no head. Aroma is slightly faint. Taste is caramel ish w/out much else going on. Decent for the abv.
GilesTH (8) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great taste, and one of my favorite celebration beers. I think it’s a must-have at any party, and it pairs well with hamburgers or steak.
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on draft at tommyknocker brewpub. Dark brown with white head. Strong beer - can taste the booze. Nutty and malty flavor. Good
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft. Sweeter aromas than I’d have expected. Toffee, a touch of roasted malt, some milk chocolate and caramel. Really dark brown with an off-white head. Sweeter taste than I’d have expected from an imperial brown ale. A bit of alcohol, toffee, pecans, and brown sugar. I wish this one had more body or less alcohol. As it is, it’s a bit off-balance.
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale is distinguished by the maple syrup taste. It is dark brown with a small head. The hops are balanced by the malt flavors. I don’t appreciate the syrup taste, it has a taste that needs getting used to. Overall, however, it is a good brown ale.
larsniclas (5730) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 3smårum
Dark brown with a beige head.
Sweet, vinous aroma.
Sweet fruits in the flavour.
Slightly oily mouthfeel.
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Rake, London. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light nutty and dark fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 051013
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The Rake. Very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, bread and a little nut. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, little nut, hop and medium bitter.
boxofrane (2255) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours hazy brown with red around the edges of the glass, no head. The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, a bit of something off though. The taste has light chocolate, is a bit roasty, lightly bitter but overly boozy. It really detracts from the taste.