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RATINGS: 1107   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
donbusa (13) - Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours a deep amber/brown with a full. lasting head. Hop aroma upfront with the first taste being a full, sweet and balanced hop that is not too bitter. A full-bodied beer that goes down easy with a great aftertaste. Simply one of the best beers I’ve ever had - any style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjw1200 (13) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2011
All around this beer was very surprising and well done. Loved the consistency of this beer. Some chocolate caramel and fruit up front and then the chocolate and almost a roast taste linger. Love the after taste. Went down way too easy. Shared this with a buddy of mine and we were both very impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2011
500 mL Bottle. I say this and thought WTF and the lol’d. this is either going to be great or terrible. It is more than freat it’s fantastic. one of the most delicious i have had in fact. i HIGHLY highly recommend this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2012
One finger head, mostly diminishing, soft carbonation, amber, wow hop aroma, sweet caramel flavor, medium body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Pours a clear dark Brown with a off white pillowy head. Aroma is Sweet roasted malts with some citrucy hops mild chocolate and nut notes + Carmel and some floral piney notes. Taste follows the nose well with some black licorice notes. Has a very smooth medium mouth feel. Tan whip cream Lacing all the way down the glass. If your into a malty beer with some west coast hop character you will love this. F*ck! This is a awesome beer!!! Doesnt get any better Than this! Wow!! I would call this a desert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Malty and delicious. Sweet but not overly. not too boozy for the alcohol it contains. Overall a favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Die_Kapusta (191) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2010
Ruby red to amber pour and an off-white head. Aroma is cane sugar, malt, snus (Swedish snuff) and hops. Taste has a distinct malt character with a lot of hops, for balance. It´s quite complex, yet drinkable with dark sirup, wood, and hoppy flavours. Not too sweet, and a bit dry. Perfectly balanced and very delicious! Lagunitas WTF (what the fuck) is an almost perfect beer. Very impressed by laginitas so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
A spectacular fusion of red and black ales. This beer has the depth of flavor found in black ales with the crisp florality of a red. This bomber will blow you away; don't drive immediately after consuming. ---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnnysmoke (104) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
22oz bottle. clear deep rusty red under a medium sized, frothy, off-white head. aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, orange. a nice burnt caramel flavor to this one. a hint of roast. toasted malts. plenty of hops in here lend to a piney, citrus flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flemmingwillum (1185) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Rating #401, bottle from Lagersalget @ GJK

Dark brown, high dense head. Starts out great. When I popped the cap, a radius of 1½ meter was filled with the delicate hops from the fantastic brew.

The mentioned aroma consists of a real market-stall including berries, banana, herbs and spices as basil and thyme, oranges and mandarines. Flavors was not worse; shocking and hypnotizing the tongue with berries, banana, flower-garden, mandarines, and towards the finish more roasted notes, chocolate and a solid bitterness. Aftertaste is flower, bitterness and careful spicyness. Creamy, soft, well-carbonated mouthfeel - just perfect feel, really.

This really is amazing, the only thing is, it could use a bit more sweetness, as an example a bit more banana or coconut-notes - then it would be just perfect. A MUST try.

06.10.12 - Just a comment as I now see this is categorized as a brown ale. When I rated this beer in 2010 it was categorized as an american strong ale, and I must disagree with categorizing it as a brown ale. If you really have to choose another style than the dim american strong ale description, I would rather say it is an IIPA or something like that - NOT a brown ale.

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