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Alameda Barn Owl Imperial Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2900) - 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 (4247) - 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 (5318) - 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 (6067) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6090) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
66cl bottle from ABCBeers. Decent creamy off white head. Hazy deep amber pour. Some chocolate. Lovely bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2861) - FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Mahogny dark ruby in color, off-white head. Roasted malty notes, bit of chocolatey nuttyness too in aroma. Quite soft mouthfeel. Bitter cocoa, some malty sweet notes and nuttyness in taste. Chocolateycoffee vibes in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5134) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
66cl Bottle, thanks Marc! Brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, chocolate, Haagse Hopjes. Flavour is nutty, some tobacco, coffee, Haagse Hopjes in the back, nice hoppy bitter finish with some nuttiness. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1583) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, earthy notes, fruits, orange, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long bitter finish. Very tasty hoppy Brown Ale, enjoyed this one a lot.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1516) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Chocoladebruine kleur met een goede cremekleur kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, chocolade, kruiden. Smaakt enerzijds fruitig, hop, anderzijds koffie, chocolade. Lekkere bittere afdronk.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle shared with Erwin Van Moll @ Brewpub Van Moll. Slightly unclear dark red color, full sized white to off-white head. Aroma is malts, lightly hops, lightly floral. Taste malts, lightly dark malts, hops, moderately bitter, a hint of caramel and biscuit. Pretty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Not really a brown ale I think, I’d say it’s a hoppy dark amber but whatever. Nice beer.


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