Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís sort of a confusing style name to be an Imperial Brown Stout...Iím not sure what to expect. But I very much liked the flavor profile, which has a really marked hop edge on the nose yet beats it down with strong roasted, chocolatey and lightly fruity malts. The palate is softer and slightly thinner than I would like. The alcohol doesnít reveal itself to me. Dry finish. Well done. (gravity pour at brewery)
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewery. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish towards chocolate. Bitter and slight herbal. Dry and roasted finish. Dry roasted malty and phenolic and chocolate. Bitter and herbal. Dry finish.
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the brewery. Big thick oily black stout with lots of roasted malts, licorice, and some chocolate. Slick palate.