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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   ABV: -
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This is a very special brew that you will only see once a year when we make our Owd Mac's Imperial. The Owd Mac's is made from a huge grin bill and only uses the first, sweetest worts. There is enough sugar left in the mash when we're done to make another full strength beer. The result is this Uptown Brown. It has a great roasty malt flavor and a deep brown color. It is gently hopped with vanguard and ahtanum hops to round out the flavor and aroma. The finish is extremely smooth. Although the bitterness level and the Original Gravity are identical to the John Brown and the color is similar (though a bit darker) you will find this to be a completely independent brew.
O.G. -13./1052. Hops - 18 IBUs


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Sweet, malty aroma, some dark brown sugar and faint roastiness, not exactly coffeeish but earthy to a certain extent. Some very gentle wafts of dark fruitiness as well. Deep, dark brown color, nearing black, with a rocky, uneven, dun-colored head that subsided. Flavor is distinctly bittersweet, again very lightly roasty and with a moderate amount of sweetness, a certain dark fruitiness again becoming apparent, and finishing with a lightly bitter tang and notes of nuts and semi-sweet chocolate. Light-medium body with a smooth mouthfeel, thanks in part to the lower level of effervescence. Actually a pretty interesting beer, I definitely never would have guessed it was from the second runnings of Owd Macs.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Had at the KC Bier Meisters Homebrew competition. Steve Brandt brought out a 5G keg of this and the Emancipation Pale Ale. The color is brown with a khaki, creamy head. The aroma is nutty. Flavor is nutty and malty with some mild chocolate flavors. Nice mouthfeel. Nutty, chocolate finish. Im glad I got it free.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2004
A "small" or table beer. Nutty, chewy malt flavors lasted for about .25 seconds. Watery. Doesn't appear to be filtered, as almost all of Free State's beers are. Aroma was the highlight - earthy rye and honey combined with light malt and a touch of licorice. If you really really must rate this, get the 90 cent sample.


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