I’ve been trying to get some brief interviews from brewers to add to the site but I’ve come up completely empty so far. I’m really bummed because I came up with the name Interbrews for it and nobody will respond to a damn e-mail. Deep sigh. To tide you over (the four of you), I drank a beer! Now I’ll talk about it.
Sooooo the Imperial Brown by Bayhawk Ales is really good. It’s also dangerous. Allow me to elaborate.
The Smells: Sweet maltiness. A hint of booze. Not enough of a hint to accurately portray the ABV but it’s there. It’s not a beer that you’ll take repeated, huge sniffs of, but it doesn’t smell bad.
The Pour: Brown, with a thick head that sticks around for awhile. No lacing. The pour opens up more of the sweet, malty smell.
The Tastes: If anything, I wish that it had a more robust flavor. It’s incredibly smooth and benign; think a session beer. Actually, this would make an amazing tailgate beer despite the fact that you couldn’t drink these all day long because you would be drunk with a capital Public Intoxication charge, but it’s really, really easy to drink. As I said, If anything, I’d want it to be a little less friendly. The body is light but I want it to be medium. Aside from that, it’s a pretty simple flavor; sweet roasted maltiness and alcohol. Again, I’m being nitpicky because I enjoy it already, but I’d rave over the beer if it had more of a roasted flavor or a nutty flavor. Something to set it aside a bit. It’s good because it’s solid, I want it to be amazing because it’s unique. As it is, you should still check it out.