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Founders Imperial Brown Ale

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Founders Imperial Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 14, 2005
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of tan colored fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a transparent brown colored softly carbonated body. The aroma was mild malty with nutty brown malt notes and the mouth feel was initially smooth and tingly with a malt hop brown malt bite in the finish. The flavor was mildly vinous at the start and grew in intensity after a few sips ending with a strongly vinous brown malt flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Draft at FBC. Small tan creamy head that mostly dissipated, fine, small & medium sized bubbles, fair lacing, transparent, and a brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel and some fruityness. Flavor was malty, caramel, vinuous and a light taste of chocolate. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Tap at Founders. Dark brown, big malty aroma of molasses and caramel. Gets somewhat sweet, smooth and sultry on the palate. Tasty at 9.1% abv.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2005
On tap @ Logan’s Alley. Poured dark brown with a nice light brown head. Caramel malt aroma with some dark fruit. medium to full bodied, with a nice flavor of caramel malts, plums, and some moderate spiciness , alcohol is fairly apparent, but is nicely warming. overall a very solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2005
On draft at the brewery. Very darkish brown pour with quite attractive head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some fruit. Thought this was quite taste, and at 9.1! watch out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Draft at Founders. Deep brown with an off white head. Semi sweet nose. Nice and syrupy with hints of caramel and maltiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Draft at Founders. Medium brown hue with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma was moderate malt with a sweet tone. Full body brew. Flavor was a complex roasted malt with a small alcohol bite at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2005
On tap at Founders. Dark reddish-brown body, thin off-white head. Sweet aroma of berries and a touch of chocolate, but rather light. Strong, sweet, fruity (cherry and grape, berries) flavor, with toast, thin caramel, and an alcohol and bitter hops finish. A bit hot on the finish, but rich and fairly complex. With warmth, this beer developed Dubbel-like characteristics, with hints of spice contributing to the chocolate and grape/cherry fruits. Slightly syrupy. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2005
medium brown color with little off white head....a much better beer than the last brown ale offered, and a surprisingly enjoyable complement to the imperial stout....aroma of alcohol and caramels.....flavor is of alcohol, caramels, spices, and hops....nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2005
Slightly transparent color. A little astringent, with regard to the alcohol, and how it let its presence be known. The 9.1% definitely gave me a little bit of a buzz. The vinousness of this brew depleted the chewy, carmelly malt I look for in a brown ale, which was unfortunate. Overall, still well put-together. More than a couple of these will make you tired.


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