nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a clear, caramel amber with some creamy, beige head. Nose is very nice, nuts, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, hints of booze, a little chestnut honey, a little candlewax. Flavor is sweet with honey and brown sugar, marzipan, more rootbeer here than chocolate. Finishes sweet. As this warmed, I liked it less, the alcohol became MUCH more evident.
jhp40219 (440) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Lots of hazelnut in the aroma making it smell candy-like. Freakin’ mouth watering! Taste is hazelnut, chocolate, toasted malts, and caramel with a noticeable alcohol burn on the back end. Medium bodied, slick and slightly creamy texture, moderate carbonation, long finish of hazelnut, chocolate and malts. This is a damn good beer, executed perfectly by Triple Digit! Nothing overwhelms and everything blends together perfectly.
Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Drew (will_win_irwin on untapped).
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a thin wisp of a white foamy head that dissipated lightly. Adequate messy lacing slides into the beer.
The smell takes in the hazelnut really nicely. Delicate chocolate leads in underneath. Subtle coffee.
The taste was mainly hazelnut sweet with a delicate bitter from the nuts. Slides into the aftertaste. Dry nutty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good.
Overall, as an imperial brown ale, this works. I’d have again.
Felsenbrau (39) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Strong pleasant hazelnut and vanilla aroma. Pours medium bright copper, small persistent creamy head, persistent lacing. Starts quite sweet with chocolate, hazelnut, bourbon, perhaps a bit of pumpkin. Very full-bodied, smooth and creamy, lots of weight. Finishes smooth and sweet, lingering bourbon alcohol feel. One of my favorite American beers.
joeneugs (5450) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG. It pours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma has big notes of cocoa, vanilla and alcohol. Pretty hot actually, but it’s tempered by some nice notes of fruitcake, dates and plum. Finishes rich and warming. I liked this one.
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at rbwg 2016. Clear reddy, caramel brown coloured pour with a small loose. Aroma is hot alcohol, cakey, toffee. Praline. Vanilla. Big maple syrup. Palate is full and sticky, lowish carbonation. Flavour is composed of sticky hot alcohol. Maple. Cloying sweet. Harsh bitter liquorice.
weihenweizen (2943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is hazelnut, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is hazelnut, nuts, roasted malt, and some alcohol. A little heavy.
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBWG on the Booze Bus. Brownish pour with a small tan head. NOse of candied orange peel and light milk chocolate. Fairly sweet. Taste of toasted nuts. Plenty of coconut. Sweet, oily and rich. Good, but substantial. Pretty fat.
Theydon_Bois (16248) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever for this juan.
Chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is nutty, caramel fudge, sweet notes.
Taste comprises toffee, sweet dark fruits, caramel fudge, malt base, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid flavoursome brown, masks the ABV well.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending. Pours a bit hazy, reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Very aromatic- rich toffee coffee creamer, vanilla, buttered pecans, and ice cream. Carbonation is a bit dull. A little high in alcohol. Some notes of berries and prunes but at the forefront is coffee, vanilla, and brown sugar. Not bad.