RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bomber. Deep brown with a dark tan head. Really smooth bourbon vanilla and oak. really liked the way this one finishes. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bomber thanks to respertFTW. Deep brown with a dark tan head. Bourbon, plums, vanilla and wood. Just great. Ericular (1022) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
On tap @ Brick’s Pub. Strong, sweet aroma with vanilla and smoke. Taste is strong alcohol up front, bourbon and vanilla in the middle. This packs some heat - strong, raw heat. Dry finish with coffee later on. Gachupines (1252) - USA - JAN 13, 2014
Brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is huge alcohol, oak from the bourbon with a bit of sweetness and some chocolate. Flavor is big whiskey with a strong sweet aftertaste. A bit sticky in the finish. Strong, big flavor if a bit one note. Whiskey is more evident than the rum.
Wife: 3.75 deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Lewis. Pours near black with a creamy light brown head that dissipates to the edges and remains. Aroma has dark grains with a light chocolate and light roast backed by a hint of booze. Flavor has a bit more whiskey with strong dark grains that have a bit of roast to them.
Sammy (12361) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Coconut from the barreling, rum more than bourbon. Smooth, above average mouthfeel. Coconut from the barreling. Decent drinkability. Tmoney99 (14622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, woody with a complex alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bourbon woody and malt sweet flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer. DocLock (10728) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Shared bomber at Craft. Pours hazy dark brownish black with minimal head. Nose was oaky spirits, molasses, cacao. Tastes malty, with heavy notes of oak, rum, cacao, and a complex finish. Excellent. ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $12.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
alexsdad06 (10485) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottled on: 09/13/13.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a lightly creamyish, beige head that never grows tall but never quite disappears.
Smell: Sweet, spicy, boozy aroma of dark malts, spiced chocolate, molasses, dark caramel, dark fruit, and the oakiness and notes from the dual barrel aging.
Taste: Follows through with the aroma. Heavy, dense, dark malty flavors of molasses, chocolate ganache, brown sugar, caramel-dipped nuts. United whiskey, rum flavoring, with a full sweetness and even at this early stage some full-on gullet warming. Spiced raisins. Modest oakiness. Peppery alcoholic quality tickles the tongue, steadily building to a rather warm, malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: This was good. Some Imperial Browns are like popping in a watching the movie "Gerry." Not the case with Biggie Smalls!
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, barrel notes are strong,but work well, chocolate, caramel, molasses, dark rum. Good body and mouth feel. Solid.