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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
An Imperial Bitter, brewed for our brewer’s wife Deb’s 40th birthday. Accordingly, it is full-bodied, bitter, and full of alcohol. Brewed with Faris Otter and Crystal malts, and hopped with Styrian, UK first Gold, and dry hopped with nearly one pound per barrel of UK Goldings in the serving tank. Served in a tulip glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Semi-hazy dark amber pour, huge white head. Sweet nose, taste was sweet and bitter, some caramel, and grape kool-aid notes. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Sample at Clybourn. Pours clear red with a medium beige head. Caramel malt and dank hop nose with a bit of diacetyl. Buttery caramel flavor with some fruit and a semi-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2009
On tap: Nice coppery hue with a foamy off-white head which produced outstanding sticky lace. Notes of fresh Goldings hops comes through on the nose along with biscuity Maris Otter and caramel toffee vapours. Slightly hop spicy esters also detected as it warmed. The taste has a crisp hoppy front with a very balanced malty background. Astrengent and minerally finish. Lively and aggressive mouth fell with a chalky finish. Outstanding big bitter, Mikey Likey!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bronze to copper in color with a modest off-white head. Floor malt, light honey, toffee and floral hops. Pale malt, slightly sticky feel, and plenty of floral hops in the front and into the middle. Some minerals come into play in the finish. Full flavors all the way through with malt and hops swinging to and fro. A fine example of and english strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Cask at Clybourn. Poured a clear dark orange color with a thick, creamy of white head that left a curtain of lace behind on the glass. The aroma was subdued overall with whiffs of pine and toasted bread. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with notes of citrusy hops, toffee, and subdued caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Dark red-brown, creamy beige head. Aroma is toffee, apple, floral hops. Taste is toffee, sweet, apple, floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Growler from Mike. Pours sort of a muddy brown/red witha bit of white head. Strong eathy and herbal hop nose with a good dose toasted and biscuit malt. There’s a bunch a herbal hop bitter goodness here. Very yummy. Medium easy drinking body. Dry bitter finish. Much better than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours a clear gold color with a thin white head. Nice hoppy aroma. The hops follow through in the flavor, nice touch of citrus. It does not say anything about honey in the description, but it was in there. Good honey flavor, I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1558) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Draught at Clybourn. Pour is cloudy brown with medium beige head. Aroma is hoppy, spicy, and malty. Not too many frills, just solid hop and malt. Flavor is very well balanced with a nice sweet malt and well balanced hop character. It’s not out of the ordinary, but a solid and balanced hoppy experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2008
On tap on Clybourn. Pours orange with a white fizzy head. Aroma is of hops, honey, and a little straw. Taste was of very sweet hops, with bubblegum, spice, citrus, and a little malt underneath. Very malty mouthfeel. This one wasnt very bitter, but it was very good.

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