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RATINGS: 1053   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1167) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bomber. Garnet with a light, beige head. Caramel, plum and old hop aromas. Prunes, lots of prunes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Red tinted brown opaque body with streaming bubbles. Almost a full finger of frothy tan head that settles to a choppy wake and leaves bubbly lacing draped on the edge. S: Lime, grapefruit, roasty notes, rye bread, chopped nuts, hints of cocoa powder, cinnamon and dirty earthy yeast. T/M: Taste follows the nose with the same roasted malts, citrus hops and pine oil. Oily feel with an aggressive sting of carbonation. Woody spiced alcohol sting in the back of the throat once warmed. Finishes dry with an aftermath of citrus hops and toasted dark bread. O: A great hopped up brown ale with divinely balanced flavors. I love roasty bready malt with citrus hops. This is a beer that I would regularly drink. Doggone good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Tarrants on 05/17/2011. Clear deep amber body with ruy highlights and a small creamy tan head. Sweet caramel, toffee and resiny hop aroma. Caramel, toffee, bready malt flavor with floral and resiny hops. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4567) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) 22 oz bottle. Reddish brown in color, decent head, and somewhat clear. The smell is malts, hops, good balance, caramel. The taste is malts, hops, slight alcohol, good balance and good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled in Feb 2012 Pours a nice brown with a solid sheet of light tan foam. Smells robustly hoppy with some resin and tea. Nice malty background as well, burnt caramel and crystal malts. The flavor is malt first, slightly oxidized with a good helping of bitter and noble hops. Some grass and pekoe, nice flavor; just what I was looking for this morning honestly, glad I chose this one. Medium bodied with slightly hi carb and a wet finish. I like this beer, would actually like it more with a couple more months I’d guess. Good stuff. Serving type: bottle 06-03-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Deep amber (almost garnet) color out of the bottle with a lasting tan head. Nose of brown sugar and some wet card board. Lots of brown sugar sweetness with dark fruit and a bloody oxidation. I may have kept this bottle in the cellar too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Tap@Bukowski, Boston
Dark brown-ruby color, steady beige head. Woody resiny aroma. Medium-bodied. Very resiny flavor, pine, hints of caramel malts. Very long resiny aftertaste. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 1, ’12 Slightly hazy, light brown body with a bit of red tint. About a one-finger tan head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Pine and citrus hop notes that are pleasing and are equally balanced with the solid caramel malt. The flavor follows the aroma. The citrus and pine notes come across the palate cleanly. The maltiness is strong and provides a very solid base for the flavors. The mouthfeel is a little thin but a decent brew overall.

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