KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was just a shade light of a clear medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) beige creamy head that dissipated slowly into a thin layer of foam creating some really nice lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and a light leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, a bit of nuttiness and a mild hint of wood (oak).
The taste was malty and mildly bitter with a nice dose of coffee at first and then became a tad hoppy with a nice woody alcohol flavor towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while after the swallow with a nice strong woody coffee flavor left behind on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a good medium in body and smooth and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation.
Overall a hoppy/woody Brown Ale that had the coffee and alcohol flavor blending together with everything else rather well.
dfinney23 (2672) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours auburn brown with a big peaky tan head. Sweet, nutty malt aroma. Taste is more coffee, sweet with a bitter finish.
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had many Brown Ale’s before but this is my first Imperial Brown. Although this is not my favorite style I am impressed! Very smooth, creamy and drinkable for the ABV. I get the coffee and hops which is a pleasant surprise for a brown ale which to me is usually pretty one note and flavorless. This is by far the best Brown I’ve had and would get it again if I had the chance.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Ode to Mercy
Date: September 15, 2010
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: clear brown with ruby highlights, frothy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, nice nutty character
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice touch of roasted coffee, sweet caramel enhances the chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Suttree (6052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wanted to like this, I really did. And it smells nice, too nutty and toasty. Flavor is alcohol. It says 8.2%, but seemed much higher. ugh. And I’m reading the commercial description and I notice that it says something about coffee. I did not perceive and coffee in any shape or form.
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - great spirits - pours a clear amber with a finger of white head. Aroma is oaky and coffee. Taste is bitter. Mouth feel is creamy.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Great Spirits. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. nice citrusy notes on the nose combining with some of the coffee. The hop flavor is a bit more pronounced on the tongue as is a vanilla thing. finishes clean. Very nice.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, reddish brown w/ a fluffy, lingering tan head that sticks to the glass. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee with hints of wood, some spice, walnuts and a little banana and vanilla. Crisp, lively carbonation that rounds out to a smooth, creamy mouth. Flavors follow the nose. There were caramel and spice notes, as well as some bitterness that leaves a dry finish. Really enjoy this one.
Christian (12718) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Sweet fruity flavour with biscuit and toffee. Too sweet
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to kaggie. Poured brown with a khaki head. Aroma was nutty, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor was coffee, slight nutty, some floral note, and some bitterness. Body was medium with high carbonation.