Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a slight dark brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Some light speckled lace.
The aroma had some nuts, toast, smooth caramel/toffee malts. Earth is still there just like in the Massatucky brown ale. Some dark fruits come out in this one with some woodiness. Did they "barrel age" this? I should have asked when I was at the brewpub.
The flavor leaned towards more of a balance between the earth and sweet. Woody dryness made a good play upon some extra intricacies in this one. Aftertaste was even way more balanced than the Massatucky, slight coffee coming out in this one. Nicer finish too.
On the palate, this one sat about medium bodied with a good sturdy sipping quality about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt just right.
Overall, drink this over their regular Massatucky brown ale. This "souped up" version is way better! CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2011
Cask from brewpub. Extremely drinkable. Given its ’imperial’ tag, i expected something more aggressive, but I just wanted to drink this quickly. A nice take on a style that usually does not bear much fruit. Smooth and strong malts. No syrupy aftertaste.