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RATINGS: 1051   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
WTF Ale. A malty, robust, jobless Recovery Ale! We’re not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean we’re in the Brown?

A big Ol’ Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.

Alc. 7.83%
O.G. 1.072
64.20 I.B.U

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fhoublon (428) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Dégustée (bouteille) le 8 juin 2012 au Mondial de la Bière 2012 à Montréal (D6C3KPPO). Bière brune. Col mince beige crémeux assez durable. Odeur de caramel bien présente, de toffee. Très douce, très sucrée, peu amère. Goût de toffee marqué.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8431) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 in mid 2010. Pours brown in color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toffee and chocolate notes from the malts combined with some resiny, pine and earthy hops. A solid beer that comes at a reasonable price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
650ml bottle. Sticky, off-white head, murky, deep brown body. Cooked apple, dark malt, slight citrus and spice aromas. Taste is a little earthier than I’d prefer, but the dark, cooked fruit and spice up front off set that a bit. Sticky body. Nice for a strong brown, almost like a dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4800) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Malty base with the big hops you’d expect from Lagunitas. Good stuff that goes down easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3468) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark brown colored body, yet slightly transparent, two finger white foamy head that lasts a good full three minutes and gently slides in the middle, decent amount of foamy clingy lacing. The smell had a strong caramel malty yet combined very nicely with the hops. The taste had a bittersweetness through the malts and hops leads to a smooth bitter caramel aftertaste, still a quick dry finish. On the palate, it sat about at a medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation seems pretty good for the style - not too harsh, but still packs it to ya - still its mainly smooth. Overall, good American Strong Ale that I’ll be sure to look for again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (618) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a ruddy brown hue with a 1.5 finger tan head which sticks around for a while. S- Hops, hops and more hops. Grapefruit with hints of caramel. T- Deep malty goodness runs through followed by a wall of grapefruity hops. M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation. D- An extremely drinkable brew, especially for the price. Lagunitas rarely disappoints and this is no exception.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Rated on 10-23-2010. This bottled beer pours a medium sized beige fizzy head with a short retention, transparent amber body, fizzy carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The aromas are citrus, pine, bitter, earthy hops, malt, and chocolate. The taste is bitter, malty, chocolate, citrus, and pine hops. The mouth feel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. Wow! This is another tasty beer as the hops are upfront in the aroma and flavor but not overdone. The flavors meet together very nicely. This is a well rounded beer that is worth trying and a beer that I would certainly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Backlog. Bottle tried @ Green Lion Inn 2011. One of the better ’imperial’ brown ales i’ve had. Haven’t seen it since though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 30 May 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bomber thanks to Mark. Light clear brown. Small head. Taste is awesome caramel and plum with a hint of bitter hop.

-- rated with beerbasher

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