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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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An imperial brown ale.

A refined beauty that’s more than capable of standing on its own. Developed with an understanding of history, it leaves the past behind and moves forward to write its own story.

This Imperial Brown Ale is brewed with house toasted pecans and a perfectly balanced selection of complex malts. Dark roast and hints of chocolate transition into a smooth finish that leaves you wanting more. With each sip it pulls you closer and envelops you in its mysteries, until you are powerless to resist.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2767) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. Opaque, black-brown with a tan head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pecans and a little molasses. Taste of pecans, chocolate, molasses and roasted malt. The pecans and chocolate come through strongly--sort of like a pecan butter cup, if such a thing existed. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Nutty and slightly sweet and bitter. Robust feel with little of the abv showing. Not very deep, really, but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (606) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2016
(Bottle) Opaque brown/black body with a small to medium brown head. Aroma of semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, wet wood, nutty, liqourice. Medium body; oily mouthfeel. Flavor of dark roasted malt, wood, toffee, some fruit, cocoa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (330) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Growler from the brewery: deep brown beer with slight reddish hues and a medium frothy chocolate milk head. Nose of brown sugar, candied nuts, and roasted grain. Flavor is rich with toasted brown bread, scorched nuts, and bitter cocoa followed by a milk chocolate sweetness that finishes mildly bitter. Good beer with a lot of flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Dark chestnut brown pour with aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and pecans. Roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate, pecans, and toasted malt. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6181) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Poured a lighter brown with an off white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, toast, caramel, and some booze. Flavor sweet, caramel and toasty. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (3037) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to hornydevil. Pours a cloudy medium brown with a light tan head. Aromas of nuts and a tad bit of fruity yeast tones. Taste is nutty and light but slightly metallic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2915) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottled from mom’s. Poured a deep brown. Chewy malt and some nice full body. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2443) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Backlog. Draft taster at RFD. Dark brown with beige head. Caramel, bready malt. Bittersweet. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at 3 Stars. Clear dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, brown sugar. Tastes of chocolate, nutty notes, caramel, light roasty and toasty notes, brown sugar, sweet syrup. Medium body with a dry finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel.


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