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RATINGS: 1047   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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


Bricks' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (761) - Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Nice clear, amber/red color with foamy off-white head and some carbonation apparent. A lot of malt on the nose... a bit too sweet smelling and unbalanced, but nice. Tastes like a hybrid of an IPA and a Scottish ale. Maybe some cocoa in there. Fairly smooth. Very balanced with a nice bitter. Not very complex, Pretty decent.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c1raider (87) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Stereotypical ale up front followed by a deep, yet suttle, chocolate and coffee notes. Good but don’t need to find again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (696) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
On tap at Butcher and the Boar in the Beer Garden. Brown in color like the rich color you’d find on a dresser at HOM Furniture. Plenty of head...like a half finger. Aroma has some elements of dark fruit and sweetness but is overall more muted than expected. Taste leans on sugary notes with chocolate, cherry, and maybe prune. Finish almost feels like it has coffee characteristics. Very roasted malt presence throughout. Slight oily mouthfeel with a nice finish. Feels like a starter version of a Belgian variety. There are better Lagunitas options but I still enjoy it more than most.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Top notch brown ale. Dark copper color. Chocolate, dark fruit, piney aroma. The taste is caramel and toffee with grains and pine. Bitterness on the finish. Smooth and semi-rich. Really good, drinkable and complex. Highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Forgy (9) - - JUL 22, 2015 does not count
Very good brown ale; in fact the best brown ale I've had. Sinful' review just before mine is a perfect description of it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1114) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Reddish/ brown color ; medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of malt , caramel , toffee ,grain , hoppy herbal and citrus notes . Caramel malt dominate in taste , moderate hoppy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (840) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown-amber. Has a light hop, fruit, malt, and pine. Has a sweet malt and hop taste of caramel, citrus, fruits, and some nuts. A lingering bitter malt and hop aftertaste but not overwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3117) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2015
22 ounce bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. (from notes) Appearance: Pours a clear, deep mahogany color with an off-white head that has moderate size and retention. Numerous spots of lacing are left on the glass. Smell: Clearly loaded with both roasted malts and hops, with piney-fruity-herbal hops dominate. Slight booziness apropos the ABV. Taste: A good bit of sweetness from the malts hits the tongue first, but this quickly turns mildly bitter and remains so all through the aftertaste. Some sweetness lasting into the finish, nonetheless. Slight earthy, but a bit more fruity with hints of dried apricots. Overall, a nice, rich and complex flavor. [4.25] Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Slight dryness in the finish. The aroma (more than a bit similar to an aged Hopslam) led me to expect a solid hop/alcohol bite on my tongue, but this was not the case with this rather easy-to-drink brew. Overall: A satisfying and tasty brew. If you think you’d like a brown or red ale/IPA crossover, you’ll probably like this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Reddish brown. Super hopped malty ale. Big citrus and piney bitterness over a caramel body, didn't get much chocolate. Pretty sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
climberbob (291) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Hoppy floral aroma. Dark red tan pour. Strong hops. None of the malt or chocolate notes per the commercial description. Perhaps ok if u like hops but not something I will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1348) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca. Probably 9 months old. Poured at home in a snifter. Dark brown with a heavy head. Aroma is good with dark bread, grass/weed hoppiness, leather, herbs. The taste is a heavy matliness with slight roast, a hoppy bitter backbone, bold toasty and breadiness. Its an odd, but good big brown ale. Lots of hops, malts, and flavor. Enjoyed it. Moderate carb, medium body.


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