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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (922) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Looks dark, fluffy head that goes away quickly. Aroma is strong toaster nutty malty. The flavor is pecans, coffee, toasted malts, a little chocolate milk and vanilla.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (312) - 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 (3358) - 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 (6015) - 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 (2849) - 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 (2850) - 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 (2393) - 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 (5083) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - APR 1, 2015
On tap at Matchbox @ Washington DC. Dark brown color with light brown head with lacing. Medium carbonation, medium to full body. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, some caramel, nuts and chocolate. Slight bitterness, but overall very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Keg at Magnolias Purcellville. Pours a clear copper thin fizzy tan head Decent head retention. Caramel toffee stone fruit. Taste is toffee dark fruits spicy hops. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5613) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
On draft at Magnolias in Purcellville. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of toasted caramel. Bitter roast finish.


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