AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 20105000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
deep dense brown color, roasty swet malt nose, flavor is chocolate, very very slight smoke, tobacco sorts of flavors, black tea, nice bitter backbone, dry finish, not malt bomb by any means, good stuff.
Bottle:   Burnt brown sugar in color, moderate to large frothy pale beige head, spotty lacing.   Somewhat of
an ashy and roasted malt nose.   A little biscuity to start, slightly earthy, very pale caramel.   Doesn’t appear
very Imperial, at least in body.   Certainly roasty, but seems like your average brown with a bit more earthy/soily fair.
Thankfully its not too strong.   Meh, average, which is what I expected. jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Roasted malt aroma with hint of coffee, chocolate and roasted nuts. Flavor is lightly bitter and nutty with some bready and brown sugar notes. Malty and overly bitter finish.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/8/10. A new offering at my local beer store, thought I’d check it out. I guess this is a re-release of a "one-off" back in ’07. It was so popular that they decided to throw it on a regular rotation.
Poured into a pint glass. Pours a ruby-tinted dark brown with a very thick luscious tan head on top. Retention is great and it leaves plenty of sticky lace and sip rings on the glass. Scents of roasted coffee, some toasted cocoa, and a zip of fresh piney hops. Nice.
The body is crisp, but still smooth. I like the feel of this. At first sip, this is a very hoppy Brown. But as I continue to sip, the coffee flavors become more pronounced. Lots of roasty goodness in the middle of this one. Finishes bitter and a little grating. There’s the hops again. This is like an India Brown. I really dig this. This is my first of the brewery, but I am now interested to see what the rest of their lineup has to offer. Recommend. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Name: Imperial Brown
Date: April 29, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, nice nutty character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, light caramel sweetness with a drying earthyness, light metalic astrengency, long earthy finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
clear. auburn brown color with a khaki head and soft drippy lace.
aroma is full of spicy and piny hops... along with caramel, nutty coffee, choco, molasses and dark dried fruit.
similar flavor... lacks some character but certainly not bad... nutty malty thing happening with notes of molasses, fruit, roast, cream, pine and charcoal-like dryness on the finish.
medium bodied and quite dry (though very malty). 6/3/6/3/14
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Very dark brown, tan head. Super malty aroma, light espresso notes, some cocoa and roasted nuts. Flavor is nutty, lightly bitter, bready, and a hint of molasses. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle served in a tasting glass. Pours clear bottle brown with a short grey-tan head. Strong aroma of nuts and chocolate. Light sweet malty and bitter flavor. Medium body, croily texture, and an astringent finish. Seems to be missing something. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Classic color with a fast moving head that leaves a thin ring round the rim. Smells of sweet roasted malt. Medium nectar with good carbonation. A bit gritty with a nice roast profile and a bittered finish. Nice ale! joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Pours brown with a cream colored head. The aroma is pretty nondescript with mostly toasted malts and a touch of brown sugar. The flavor is the same with toasted malts and a touch of wet cardboard. The finish is a bit nicer with some roasted maltiness shining through. brianprentiss (701) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
not a bad beer, nice head and lacing, decent nutty smell, just not enough to come back for.