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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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A Dark hued version of the style utilizing the addition of amber candi sugar to "Imperialize" the situation. Although honoring our Brewmaster’s wife Barbara, it’s cleverly derived acronym was deemed unacceptably unacceptable.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2486) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from a recent trade. Pretty diverse and complex flavors running through here and a different focus on each sip. At first a little fruity and then a little nutty, definitely some burnt toffee and candi sugar. Aroma has a bit of plum and molasses. Finish is a little chalky with a roasted malt almost coffee sort of character. This beer is all over the place but pretty entertaining in how it is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (730) - Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Pours thick black with brief tan head. Rich aroma of dark malts and caramel. Taste matches with caramel and dark malts with a touch of molasses, hops, roast and hops. Brief finish of mild roast and slight hops. Palate medium-thick with a little stickiness. Alcohol disguised. Nice rich malty beer, I like it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle from Piccadilly in Champaign\, IL. Pours a nice deep mahogany with with red hues and a khaki head. Aroma of malt and plummy esters. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Flavor of caramel, munich malts, candi sugar, and berries countered by a moderate spicy bitterness. Warming finish. Very nice beer, sort of like a fusion of German and Belgian characteristics. Much better than the ratings indicate

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, raisins, and plum. Flavor of caramel, raisins, cola, and some bread.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1913) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours a clear, dark brown with a 1 finger, creamy beige head that has decent retention. Aroma is caramel, sweet grain, crusty white bread, brown sugar, sweet cereal grains, acorns toast and some spicy hops. Flavor is dusty grain, molasses, toasted maple wood, dark caramel, floral and spicy hops and some cooked dark fruit. Over-cooked sugar cookies and nuts come out as it warms. Palate is medium bodied somewhat creamy on entry, medium carbonation and sticky, chewy finish. Nice brew, rich and sweet, but still well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) rich deep garnet-brown with medium tan bubbles. Nose of caramel, sweet grain, and maple. Taste of sweet grain, caramel, light toastiness. A bit watery in the body, well hidden alcohol. Nice doppelbock.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
sort of a whiskey brown color, not much of an off white head, nicely lacy. nose ia airy sweet malt and caramel. flavor has raisons, sweet malt, and a roasty malt. there is a bit of an alcohol presence. medium bodied, sweet finish. ok, i guess. a bit too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
bottle, color of cofffee with foam ring, aroma and flavor of sweet toffee and molasses, malty dark fruit also,carbonation is good for the style, alcohol is pretty well hidden and has a satisfying finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3635) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2010
12 oz. Opaque chocolate with a quickly dissipating head. Nose is molasses, chocolate liqueur and light hay. Flavor is the same. Medium-heavy body is sweetish, thinned by alcohol,and smooth with carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4304) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Deep brown color, with a thin oily head. Brutal, deep nut and dark fruit aroma, a touch of rich liqueur-like alcohol too. Hmm. While there are some pleasant dark fruit tones, I feel that Capital has failed, yet again. A touch too thin, like what you’d expect from a cost-cutting macro brewery. I suppose the candi-sugar really doesn’t help, the beer is already overwhelmed in malty sweetness. Some pleasant milk chocolate tones in the finish. Underwhelming beer overall.


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