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RATINGS: 1093   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

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a towering four-finger pale brown shade. It features an incredibly thick, soapy texture, along with some beautiful lacing. S: Citrusy hops befitting a Lagunitas product jump out at me first. Sadly, I kind of wish more of the brown ale qualities jumped out at me. Still, it has a decent nutty tone beneath all the grapefruit - but there’s also an acidic note to the hops that’s somewhat overbearing. T: The first sensation on the palate is tons of citrusy hops. It comes across as if you’re biting into a grapefruit. Just like I feared in the aroma, there isn’t much ’brown ale’ to be found (maybe a touch of caramel, toffee, and nuts in the middle of the palate), yet there’s just enough to balance out the (excellent) hops without overshadowing them. M: I love the crisp lightness of this. I really thought this would be sweet and heavy, and instead it goes down superbly. It does become a bit sweeter as it warms up, though - nothing that’s a dealbreaker, though. O: This drinks more like an IPA with darker malts instead of a brown ale with a bit of hoppiness. The aroma threw me for a loop, but once I accepted it was the former instead of the latter, I really grew to like this one a lot. I have to wonder: does Lagunitas make anything that sucks? Don’t answer that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (309) - Motala, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
Reddish brown with firm head. Nose with hints of pine and some hoppy freshness. Taste is sweet with some cacao and bitterness. Lingering almost caramel touch. Leaves with a longlasting finish keeping up the sweet notes and warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (294) - SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
En trevlig brown ale med bra rostade toner av choklad och lite kaffe plus lite extra humling, okej men inte så märkvärdig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Dark amber/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & hops; Flavor of roasted malt, spicy hops, caramel, citrus, nuts, and some chocolate; Finish is dry & bitter; Fairly well balanced; Different - this was just ok for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
konungen (463) - - SEP 24, 2016
Schysst beska, hel del sötma, väl dold ABV, känns krallig utan att vara övermäktig. Ganska bra! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4621) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Creamy offsetting tan head on chocolatey malt brown. Sweet bitter coffee bean, cocoa nib. Bitter ruddy grain. Dark bitter brown. Bitter grainy chocolate. Alcohol well squared away. Lightest red fruit notes. Nice, bitter assertive brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KevinReddirt (2) - Midland, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2016 does not count
Another 22 oz. bomber from HEB, poured into a glass stein. I like the color sort of a reddish brown. Ivory foam. It laces nicely as you drink it down. Tasty flavors, slightly piney, nutty maybe. I am enjoying the big flavors these days and this is a step off of that. I prefer a hoppy IPA or a Belgian but this is quite pleasant. A little higher on the alcohol content but you will not notice it. Oh yeah, definitely worth a return trip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (500) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Sweet, nutty and chocolaty. Mostly malty with just enough bitterness to round it off. Medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abrakarl (420) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
nice aroma, mainly of malts and some spice. A bit sugary but mainly good. Different style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23483) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear mahogany colour, rich head. Toasty nose with some nuts, dates and fudge. Mid sweet with solid body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Caramel, pine and fudge. Very bitter finish with resiny tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Pours a very dark amber with a large frothy white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, ripe apple, raisins, toffee, butterscotch. Taste is quite sweet and very malty with caramel notes and marinated fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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