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Alameda Barn Owl Imperial Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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The Barn Owl Imperial Brown is brewed in the style of southern English brown ale, only much stronger (7.9% ABV). A myriad of specialty malts impart a smooth, layered flavor with notes of chocolate, caramel, and biscuit shining through. The perfect beer to celebrate the beginning of spring.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7089) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
65 cl bottle (7.9% abv) @ oh6gdx. Bottled on 14.08.2014.
Pours dark red color with a large head. Nutty aroma with malts and roasted notes, some ashy tones and faint coffee. Dark malt flavor with some fruity notes, ashy with way too much carbonation, some coffee turned to vegetables. Feels a bit thin because of the carbonation, a bit of a disappointment.
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13539) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottled 650ml (bottled 08/2014, ABV 7.2%)
Dark ruby color, steady beige head. Coffeish, papery and grassy. Medium to full bodied. Very coffeish, a bit tart, long bitterness/acidic. Not very fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21835) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottled (7.2 %). Very deep brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is nutty, some sour wood, mild liquorice and quite strong ashy notes. Flavour is ashes, old black coffee and some caramel. A bit tart and sour wooden notes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (6567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
65 cl bottle @ oh6gdx. Bottled 14.08.2014. Aroma has nuts and hayish tones. Feels musty. Flavour has grapefruit-like hops, strong gooseberry bush notes, some nuts and hayish tones. Also lactic sourness. Feels somewhat contaminated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1160) - SPAIN - APR 13, 2015
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Brown / Marron. T/S: Malt, hops, bitter, chocolate / Malta, lupulo, amargo, chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birrero (6) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
Muy buena cerveza. Aspecto oscuro y cremosa en paladar. Posiblemente hubiera perdido algo de frescor y amargor, pero sigue siendo una muy buena cerveza, con toques a cafe y chocolate

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2978) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
(Alameda Barn Owl Imperial Brown Ale) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7.2% Brown colour on the body tall and thick tan head, creamy and with very good retention, leaving heavy lacing behind. Malty and nutty aroma, with good hops presence, some citrus, grapefruit. Hoppy taste too, with citrus, grapefruit, mathcing nicely the chocolate and mocha notes present. Quite bitter all the way. Thick body, good carbonation. A very good brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4477) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
Poured reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet malt and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, medium sweet, medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5427) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag, courtesy of Kermis. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is yeast, nutty malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big resin hop bitter, light toothpaste palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dark fruits, light nutty character, raisins, toffee and some citrusy and grassy hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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