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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial Brown Ale aged in rum and whiskey barrels.


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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7832) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (459) - , 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1289) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bomber thanks to respertFTW. Deep brown with a dark tan head. Bourbon, plums, vanilla and wood. Just great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2568) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours thick unclear brownish black with a decent beige head. Aroma brings both barrels strong with nice brown sugar and some caramel as well. Flavors of black licorice, brown sugar, roasted malts, whiskey, and light spicey rum like booze really smooth on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bomber. Deep brown with a dark tan head. Really smooth bourbon vanilla and oak. really liked the way this one finishes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Had at Autumn Brew Review 2013, nice chocolate and a bit of booze in aroma, taste is similar with some nice coffee, was really nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
This was much better than expected. Well balanced. Some alcohol burn. Nice finish. Brash says this is a brown ale, I agree that it is an American Strong Ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5370) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4368) - 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!


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