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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An imperial brown ale.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11136) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Draft. Deep maroon brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of cocoa powder, subtle coffee grounds. Taste is smooth roasted coffee and bitter cocoa. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and prunes, vanilla, lactose and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Tap at CK. Pours a clear cola. Spotty, mocha foam. Weak retention. Nose is nutty, nondescript. Taste is soil/earth, nutty, very bitter. Palate is thinner. Not a fan.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
10oz pour at the Big Hunt pours a translucent, deep brown with one ring of white head. Nutty, sweet nose, malty, brown sugar, toffee, cookies. Flavor is sweet, toffee, brown sugar, malty. Full bodied, sweet finish. Non offensive. Hides the alcohol well. If the idea was to make a beer that would take to barrel aging well, then they did it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Sample from the brewery. Poured a clear, dark brown color with a nice slightly off-white head to it. Aroma was sweet malts, nutty character and a touch of chocolate. Flavor was a nice rich caramel flavor with a decent amount of nuttiness and vanilla in it. Touches of chocolate and coffee around the edges finish this one off. Very refreshing and the alcohol is pretty well masked, though there’s a bit of warming on the finish which was fun.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Draft Pint at the Dubliner Pub. Opaque chocolate with a small ring of bubbles. Nose of raisin, chocolate caramel and a touch of coffee. Taste is chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, dark roasted walnut and a smidgen of dry grass. Medium body to the sweet side but finishes in balance and has smooth carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3017) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
On tap at churchkey. Dark brown almost black pour with no head. Aroma is nutty, lots of roasted malts, a bit of burnt toast. Taste of hazelnuts, caramel, with hints of roasted grain, almost coffee even. The palate is a bit light and kind of falls apart, but overall good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Crystal clear caramel brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, nutty, brown sugar almost. Good warm sweet smell. Flavor is caramel, slightly sweet, warm honeyed nutty flavor. This is a supper but good Maybe just a touch light on the mouth feel but very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Location/Date:Draft at September 2nd, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with light white head.
  Aroma: Aroma is light caramel, nutiness.
  Taste:Roasty, chocolate, faint nuttiness..
    Palate:Light body, slick, smooth, faintly watery.

Summary: For an imperial brown ale, I expected more nuttiness in the aroma and flavor. Not a bad beer, just not what I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1380) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Draft. Nutty, chocolaty, and lightly piney on the nose. The palate settles into a nice, toffee-like and slightly herbal groove. On the whole, lighter than it looks. The alcohol is used to full effect; not a degree more than is necessary to carry the beer to completion.


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