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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2373) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (737) - 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 (18997) - 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 (945) - 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 (8322) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Poured murcky brown with reddish hue to it. Nice big fluffy tan head. Smell of oak bourbonvanillamcocoa very nice. Taste of complex malts from biscuit to brown malts. Vanilla and bourbon character came through in finish very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4848) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s. 9.5%, black wax. Black, nice big foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, whisky. Body is medium, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is smooth chocolatey malts, light vanilla with an ashy finish. Decent stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an beige head. Malty caramel raisins aroma. Malty caramell dark fruits flavour. A nice one :-)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10637) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is soft, jammy, sweet berry, toasted sugars and chocolate. The taste is smooth, sweetish, tangy dark malt, jammy berry, juicy fruits, earth, cocoa, leather, mild vanilla and wood. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I’m not so sure of the tang going on. OK, but far from a game-changer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1517) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle, shared at Chris and Ruth’s epic pre-GBBF bash. White lacing. Chocolate. Smokey sausages on aroma. Grains and leather. Taste is leather, chocolate, grains and smoked sausages. Not sure where I got the smoked sausages from or if it was rauchbier malt. hmm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20046) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Clear deep amber - red beer, good cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth malts, mild cream. Good mellow barrel aged whiskey, nice touch of vanilla. Spice. Whiskey soaked fruits. Light finish. Very barrel dominated but still good.


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