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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial Brown Ale aged in rum and whiskey barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6951) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Lewis. Pours near black with a creamy light brown head that dissipates to the edges and remains. Aroma has dark grains with a light chocolate and light roast backed by a hint of booze. Flavor has a bit more whiskey with strong dark grains that have a bit of roast to them.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Coconut from the barreling, rum more than bourbon. Smooth, above average mouthfeel. Coconut from the barreling. Decent drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11058) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, woody with a complex alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bourbon woody and malt sweet flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8053) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Shared bomber at Craft. Pours hazy dark brownish black with minimal head. Nose was oaky spirits, molasses, cacao. Tastes malty, with heavy notes of oak, rum, cacao, and a complex finish. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $12.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 09/13/13.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a lightly creamyish, beige head that never grows tall but never quite disappears.

Smell: Sweet, spicy, boozy aroma of dark malts, spiced chocolate, molasses, dark caramel, dark fruit, and the oakiness and notes from the dual barrel aging.

Taste: Follows through with the aroma. Heavy, dense, dark malty flavors of molasses, chocolate ganache, brown sugar, caramel-dipped nuts. United whiskey, rum flavoring, with a full sweetness and even at this early stage some full-on gullet warming. Spiced raisins. Modest oakiness. Peppery alcoholic quality tickles the tongue, steadily building to a rather warm, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: This was good. Some Imperial Browns are like popping in a watching the movie "Gerry." Not the case with Biggie Smalls!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5863) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, barrel notes are strong,but work well, chocolate, caramel, molasses, dark rum. Good body and mouth feel. Solid.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmkay (50) - - NOV 3, 2013
Best imperial brown I've had. Really boozy but the best part is the chocalty aroma and vanilla flavors. Found it by accident. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
One boozy ass mf er. Really solid beer for a style that I dont love. Lots of good flavors from the barrel aging.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (515) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Sweet whiskey rum aroma. Silky smooth full bodies and boozey. Vanilla rum and malt. Huge kick ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle split with some friends at Ray Ray’s. Pours a deep brown, darker than I would have expected from a brown ale, looked more like a porter. Small tan head and some lace. Nose of bourbon, rum, oak, vanilla, caramel, nut. Medium body, a little boozy. Tons of booze flavor. Better than I was expecting.


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