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Firestone Walker Bravo
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Imperial Brown Ale.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Mahogany colored pour with a khaki head. The nose has a very strong wood aroma and tons of bourbon. Nice vanilla, chocolate, and nut aromas. Some toffee and caramel sweetness along with a hint of raisin. The flavor is dominated by bourbon. Great vanilla, chocolate, wood, and caramel flavors. A slight nuttiness, nice sweet malt, and a warming finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Barrel Aged Brown Ale
Date: 12/01/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

muddy brown, scant beige head, sweet bourbonand chocolate aroma, flavor is all hot alcoholic bourbon with barely a hint of choclolate, nice sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. aromas of bourbon, oak, cocoa, light caramel and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, caramel, cocoa, light fruitiness and light vanilla with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tap. Hazed brown hued body with a tan head. Aromas are grassy, lightly musty, dry, nutty oak, medium caramel, treacle, toasted malt and vanillin/barrel. Flavors are a bit musty, some perceived sweet vanilla, with a moderately dry, tannic and alcoholic finish. Chewy, barrel, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a transparent dark copper with a nice, frothy, wispy-lacing tan head. Aroma of caramel bourbon and a touch of buttered popcorn and vanilla. Body starts sweet and with a good amount of dark caramel and toasty bourbon oak toward a slightly warming, nicely-balanced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6973) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sampled from the tap at 2010 FOBAB. Poured a clear deep amber with a yellowish brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma had caramel with sweet grain and a nice bourbon backing. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel and toffee and a bourbon note coming out in the finish. A bit sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Notes of leaves, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, and even some earthy hops. Warming alcohol. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Just the right amount of booze, malt, and roast. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"Not really a brown ale anymore in anything other than color. Big, rich, sticky, and sweet, though some toasted characteristics still there. Not very hot for how strong it is! Lots of vanilla and oak, with less brandy, and even less brown ale. Quite good if you dig the barrels."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
More rare as fuck beer! Hell yeah! Nose of strong molasses vanilla bourbon notes. Lots of booze. Pours brown, thin creamy tan ring of foam around the edges. Flavors of strong bourbon barrel notes sweet big brown ale base, vanilla molasses brown sugar. Boozy burning finish. Big bodied. Interesting and strong as fuck and rare.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Clark golden brown with almost no head. Strong grain molasses alcohol and light notes of vanilla and oak to the aroma and taste.


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