beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Tasted on tap at the 8th Annual Triple Rock Firkin Fest on 4/9/2011. This Imperial ESB pours a slightly cloudy medium brown amber color from the firkin. The aroma is malty, sweet with some wood and bourbon. A medium to full bodied ESB. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Lots of bourbon flavors present, but not overpowering. Nicely balanced. Soft carbonation. The wood chips/bourbon works extremely well with this beer, the ‘firkinazation?” and wood/oak combine for a very tasting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. rollinsr (813) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours a hazy brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma is sweet and smoky. Taste is very smooth with a good oaky vanilla feel to it. Very good Diane.
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Tap at West Coast Brew Fest 2013. Pours ruddy copper. Aroma is rather barleywine. Med + body. There’s a lot of hop, but the oak escaped me. So much hop the malt is barely noticeable. It’s very hoppy, finishing very tasty. neepsntatties (2028) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...dark amber with a minimal head. Nose...lightly roasted malt, spent grain and Carnation malted milk powder. Palate...generous CO2, a slight tanginess and then a massive wave of malt sirop and boiled sweets. Toffee and butterscotch come along on the finish and then a slight bit of bitterness. Never thought there could be an imperial ESB but this is quite a dandy! badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tasted at brewery. Copper brown with a fizzy head. Sweet malty aroma with some citrus notes. Brassy, malty, citrus taste with the alcohol well hidden and a nice smooth palate.
yespr (47111) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown, slightly unclear with a small tan head. Aroma is dark toffee malt with a nice fruity hops note. Bitter and sweet caramelish flavoured. Smooth malt mouthfeel and with a nice drying bitterness following into the finish. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2010
On tap at the brewpub pouring hazy amber with copper hues and off white head. The aroma is modest in strength providing a pleasing combination of malts, grains and malt roastiness. The taste is far more adventurous than the nose with robust notes of caramel malts and malt roastiness. By midway the hops surface with floral and spicy bitterness. Into the finish a tasty malt induced dark fruitiness and grainy to roasty malt dryness close off the experience. marcus (10578) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours medium brown with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor that is smoky and bready. BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2013 Portland International BeerFest. Sweet Caramel with mild fruit flavors in the background. The distinct flavors of Markers Mark were definitely present. Tasty. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a light cream colored head. Toffee and light cocoa aroma. Cocoa and caramel flavor with light hops. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and cocoa lingers with light mineral notes.