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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial Brown Ale aged in rum and whiskey barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7729) - 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 (4351) - 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 (5335) - 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 (655) - 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 (439) - , 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 (1657) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4310) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet molasses, rum and oak aromas. Chocolate upfront turning to rum and oak in the dry lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle at Darkness Day 2013. Dark pour: Booze and vanilla nose. Rich chocolate, vanilla, and booze taste. Delicious:

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1402) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Dark brown with a tan head. Big boozy nose. Nice rum and whiskey flavor. Fairly thin, leaving the booze very prominent.


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