PartyFowle (954) - - AUG 16, 2015 DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Standard market. I had memories of the E-Ville Imperial Porter Tim made at Rock Bottom Yorktown. This is not that. This is a deep brown, served in a shaker glass, with a thin porter style head. Nice nose of warmly roasted malt. The taste is where the hops appear: Mostly piney, but in enjoyable proportions. Odd little thread of Coca-Cola at moments, part of its complexity. Citrus hop notes later on. But this seems to mostly plays up its malts, with some raisin over a bit of graininess. Lingering malty aftertaste.
Bottle. Deep mahogany hue lightening to burnt orange at the edges with one finger of khaki fuzz. Grainy aroma, with some walnuts, chlorophyll and spicy molasses. The flavor: molasses, grainy malt, burnt toast, soil. Light, watery body; mild fizziness. Too much huskiness in this one. Mears (74) - - DEC 6, 2014
Wanted to like more since it is a local brewery. Will want to try again.....
Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
bitterr falvored brown ale solem oath east to dink wiith a bitter finish. smells malty adn ahda pour at at bad apple. pours brown in color with a tan head. jjgmd (2164) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Shared with Zach and Brandon, pours a dark brown color with a nice head. Nose is malt, toffee and caramel. Taste is also malt, and caramel with some hoppy flavor. Finish ends on the same tasting notes with more of a hoppy than sweet ending. Fair brown. Quaff Score 7 / 10 zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a ruby amber with a tan head and aroma of hops and pine. Taste is hoppy and piney as well throughout with caramel and light chocolate notes and a bitter, dry finish
crossovert (12937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Draft. Grainy, dense, imperial brown ale That IMO is a failed recipe. Don’t like it. jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose/taste of semi-sweet chocolate, grass, dry citrus peel, roast malt and dark breads. Medium body. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
[Tap] Draft at the taproom. Very dark brown in color. Tan head. Milk chocolate, roasted malts and earthy hops in the aroma. Dark breads, anise, chocolate, astringent grain husks and piney hops in the taste. Good looking lacing. Lingering dry and bitter finish. Not bad. NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
22 oz bottle. Dark brown almost black body. White tan head bitter body not overly bitter though nice chocolatey caramel flavor with hoppy finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone fonefan (49427) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, fruity, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.