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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Embargo is an elegant, barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale, based on a high gravity version of our popular Shakedown Brown. Embargo is aged in used whiskey barrels with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans to create and amazingly well layered taste sensation.
Hops: Cascade, Columbus
Malt: Pale, Munich, Brown, Chocolate


UDBeernut's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2565) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
bottle pours dark brown, multiple pours to get a full glass from the big khaki head. sweet malt, vanilla, cocoa, bourbon near finish. right amount of barrel. full body.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Cheers! Pours deep brown with a frothy, tan head. The nose holds toasted brown bread, light yeast and brown sugar. Medium sweet flavour with more bready malts, light chocolate, alcohol, dark fruits. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet on the finish, lightly warming, with continuing notes of dark bread and cocoa. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2016
2014 vintage.
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Darkest brown, almost back, and opaque. Head lifts up to a good inch and holds; a tannish sheen of tight bubbles that laces well. Nose is thick and complex hinting at rum & raisin icecream, savoury fruit mince, Worcestershire sauce, vanillin, whisky essence and chocolate coated liquorice. A different monster on the palate. Viscous, smooth finish with plenty of higher alcohols making it quite hot. Whisky is pronounced with an earthy, topsoil edge. Caramel and soft fudge notes build along with a bitter, burnt fruit backend that lasts long into the swallow. Quite a warming ale. It drinks well but is not entirely uniform. Would love to see how a fresh one compares. Not too shabby!! (22fl.Oz, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
22oz bottle 8/8/15 (Pear Delicatessen)-Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, nutty, and whiskey. Taste of the same with some vanilla coming in. This full bodied brew is god but I was expecting better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (11044) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle - Dark malts, some soured dark chocolate. Jet brown with a nice light brown. Dark bitter and roasts, bitter and long finish. Gushed and almost exploded, not sure it’s tasting as intended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12596) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Nice dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, average to medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell and taste is malts, light roast, toasted malts, vanilla and cocoa come through but not very prominenty, lightly liquorice in the distance, moderately bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle @ benzai. Brown colour with a medium to large off-white head. Smells almond, nutty, bourbon, sweet, roasty, coffee, nice. Tastes bourbon, almond, sweet, amaretto, coffee, something red wien like. Kinda thin, soft carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (797) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
The beer pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa and vanilla. The taste has cocoa and a nuttiness to it. There is a small bite on the finish. Pretty good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan lacing ... soft fruit roast ... dark boosy nose ... soft fruit roast nose .. boozy malts ... massive sweet toffee fruit ... soft toffee malts

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1293) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Pours opaque black with a slight brown head. Aroma is roast, smoke and tropical fruits. Taste is roast, smoke, slight peat, slight coffee and some cocoa. Full bodied,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, oak, caramel, taste is similar, dry, light sweetness.


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