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RATINGS: 1071   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
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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


4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
From a 22oz bottle,brown, minimal head, lightly bitter, light sweetness, smoke, This is by far one of the best Strong Ales i have ever had.Anyone else smell gunpowder those.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theOptimator (363) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
Strong hops aroma, smelled it from 2 feet away when I popped the cap. Also smells sweet, strongly of pineapple Nice very dark copper color, clear. Small head that lingers for a bit. Very hoppy and very sweet. Hops lingers. Citrus/pineapple and pine. Very fruity. Has a medium to thick palate. Overall it is nice. I feel it does a good job balancing the malt and hops.... with lots of both. Leans more towards the malty, which is my preference.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2010
Good beer but I was not overly impressed. Poured kind of flat and started and finished kind of flat in character. I guess I was just expecting a little bit more in terms of complexity and character

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86 (1161) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
Poured a dark red/brown with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, some slightly fruity notes. Taste is slightly hoppy with some malts and plenty of spices. Slightly watery, but not in a bad way. Finish is very smooth and leaves a good taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark red, frothy off white head. Malt, caramel, fruit, floral hops, citrus, and pine. Well balanced and fairly easy drinking. It doesn’t stand out to much, but still enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bomber. Poured clear coppery-brown with a dense cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel and iced tea sweetness with a bright bouquet of darker fruit and grapefruit around.. hoppy overall, but with the right malt bill to back it up. The flavor was hot and heavy with alcohol and the aforementioned bitterness laced throughout.. biscuit, caramel, and molasses sweetness supported.. grainy on the finish with earth and spicy hop character. Medium-bodied with quite a bit of carbonation on the finish.. spicy and too hot at times.. overall a decent drinker, but rough around the edges.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle. Dark clear amber pour, nice fruity, sweet malty nose and plenty of carbonation. Flavor is slightly sweet malts, oaky and finished dry and a litter bitter. Decent for what it is and very well priced at under $5 a bomber

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pour is clear ruddy brownish amber (cola-like) with a big bubbled but soapy light brown head...smell is strongly hoppy, to say the least...citrus notes of grapefruit are the dominant aroma, some hints of resin too...then a nice toasty sweet malty character of caramel and day old crusty dark rye breads...the taste is pretty close to exactly how it smells...a strong quick bitterness up front with a citric grassy flavor quickly giving way to some caramel sweetness....fading back into a lingerlingly bitter finish...a tad herbal and medicinal...fantastically barely above average...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2010
22oz bomber from Central Market. Ah, the style that is American Strong. Let’s go!! Pours a clear, dark brown body with a tan head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is big, malty, piney and caramel sweet. Note: Brad Davis in "Midnight Express" if fuckin’ crazy!!! Just saw the fight/tongue bite scene. Drugs in "The Turkey" are bad!!! OK, back to normal programming: Flavor mirrors the aroma--Malty, light/medium caramel sweetness, piney to floral hops and a moderate resinous bitter finish. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Another good value to product delivered transaction. PS "Oh Billy!!!!"

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a medium amber with a full foamy white head. The aromas are a nicely hopped sweet malty nose. Some cinnamon and nutmeg too. Flavors are rich with sweet malts, cinnamon, juniper berries, mild hops. Nicely carbonated mouth. Solid offering for sure.


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