mmmkay (51) - - NOV 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best imperial brown I've had. Really boozy but the best part is the chocalty aroma and vanilla flavors. Found it by accident.
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unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour. Looks like molasses. Huge aroma. Nose immediately of big caramels, chocolate malts, vanilla extract, honey candy, with fruity esters. Smells of chocolate covered strawberries. First sip, heavy burn. Very strong, loads of booze. Flavor of rum, chocolate malts, roasted malts, toasted grains, alcohol burn. Tastes of chocolate/ vanilla extract burn. Whoa, this is a horrifically strong beer. (4259)
DocLock (10075) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kayres (837) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Sweet whiskey rum aroma. Silky smooth full bodies and boozey. Vanilla rum and malt. Huge kick
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Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to respertFTW. Deep brown with a dark tan head. Bourbon, plums, vanilla and wood. Just great.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick unclear brownish black with a decent beige head. Aroma brings both barrels strong with nice brown sugar and some caramel as well. Flavors of black licorice, brown sugar, roasted malts, whiskey, and light spicey rum like booze really smooth on the palate.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Deep brown with a dark tan head. Really smooth bourbon vanilla and oak. really liked the way this one finishes.
williamstome (1711) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, beautiful pocked brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Flavor is delicious chocolate, light roastiness and alcohol. Mouth feel is creamy and rich. Very impressive.
alexsdad06 (9426) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ChainGangGuy (4826) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle - $12.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
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!