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Dunham Imperial Brown Ale

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Dunham Imperial Brown Ale
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Formerly brewed at Brasserie Dunham
Style: American Strong Ale
Dunham, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial brown ale available on tap and bottled. Aged in oak barrels. Limited edition of 1000 bottles.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
[bottle] Sweet, molasses and honey candy aroma along with a butterscotchy oak accent. Almost clear orange-brown under a rocky, off-white head. Sweet brown sugar flavour with some sour, butterscotch oak. Some coffee. Over-oaked. Medium body, medium carbonation, faintly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[5012-20121215] 500mL bottle. Light toasted coffee and fruity malt grain aroma. Murky, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Bold grainy malt grain flavour has a bit of a boozy base. Full body. Interesting to try. (7/4/7/4/15) 3.7
(w/ jercraigs)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2012-12-15. Hazy dark brown with a massive beige head and lace, very carbonated. 3+ Aroma is dry and dusty, malt, modest woody undertones, light fruity yeasty touche. 7+ Flavour is fairly dry, I suspect possibly more so than it was when fresh, malty with a dry toasty roasty character and modest fresh wood character. Alcohol presence is very restrained. Fruity accents. Average plus bodied palate is very carbonated. Decent. Bottle aged six months from Au Coin Duluth, Montreal

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur brune foncée et voilée. Nez de noix, de malt aux notes rôties, fumées et terreuses, légèrement boisé (fût de chêne) avec des traces de chocolat noir et d’alcool. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement bas-moyen ainsi qu’une texture riche et moyennement crémeuse. Moyen goût de noix accompagné de notes de malt fumé (fumées de bois) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt légèrement rôti, des notes de caramel terreux et de chocolat ainsi que des traces de biscuits. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve de faibles notes d’alcool en arrière-goût et en fin de gorgée, un goût progressivement asséchant de noix vient se rajouter. Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de rôti et d’alcool très doux, moyen de noix ainsi qu’avec des traces de chocolat noir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5966) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle [500ml] shared with garthicus. Pours a murky brown with a massive long-lasting fluffy tan head. Took ages to pour. Some lacing in the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, some oak, nuts, coffee, light leafy hops and plenty of yeast. Flavour follows the aroma, with caramel malt, oak, nuts, light leafy hops, some spice and lactic notes. Medium bodied. The way this poured I think the bottle might be old, there seems to be some oxidation in the flavour as well -- still, there’s a lot going on here and I enjoyed it. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 11, 2012
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Dark brown, huge thick yellow head, looks like an ice cream float. Aroma: Spicy, a little boozy, oak, lots of oak! Red wine like notes, coffee and chocolate. Flavour: Wow, big and woody, red wine, boozy, nutmeg, coffee, rich chocolate, chicory.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5646) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de café et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de torréfaction, de noix et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4256)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jp_pelland (2) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
Une brune foncée et légèrement trouble avec un bon collet beige pâle. Arôme de malt, de bois et noisette. Au goût, on distingue bien le fût de chêne, les noisettes. Bon équilibre entre l’amertûme et l’alcool qui ne se veulent pas à l’avant plan. La meilleure bière que j’ai goûté dans ce style et une des meilleures bière que j’ai goûté à vie. Dommage qu’elle soit en quantité aussi limitée...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macon (17) - - JUN 10, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 magnifique biere d’une brasserie beaucoup sous-estimé .Impressionnant melange de malt et de houblons .motes de caramel bruler bien balancé avec le fut de chene et une finale houblonné a souhait .Bien presque parfait en son style .

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Three-dimensional roasted chestnut aromas are greeted by floral hops, as mild tartness accompanies an alcohol splash and long resinous hops.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A rocky head of foam sticks to the top of the clear pale brown, producing plenty of lacing. The yeast pour mars this beautiful appearance though, being almost muddy.
-The elegant mouthfeel is quite dry for the style, and highly carbonated. This is not your typically fat strong ale, to say the least.
-That nose is tantalizing. Roasted nuts, wood, mushrooms, umami, etc.
-This tastes like the same grain bill as their regular-strength Brown Ale.
-Lactose touches are imagined.
-The yeast pour obfuscates the beauty at play, especially in the nose.
-This is very drinkable for its gravity.

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