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RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
WTF Ale. A malty, robust, jobless Recovery Ale! Weíre not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean weíre in the Brown?

A big Olí 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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2010
22-oz bottle. I am really starting to like this style. A beautiful beer. Rich dark and red-tinted with a tall tan head and wonderful lacing and retention. Aroma is all over the place with biscuit, red licorice, prune juice, and vanilla extract. Curiously, I wonder if there isnít a pinch of Belgian yeast in there as well. The flavor is not so complicated. But it is very pleasant. Heavier fruity malts (thereís that Belgian slant again.) A strong and balancing hoppiness. (I am so used to drinking hoppy beers that this beer seems normal to me.) Taste is consistent. Mouthfeel is medium heavy. Couple with the malt is seems to border on syrupy. The only thing that saves this beer from being a little cloying is a medium carbonation that keeps the beer alive on the tongue. Overall I think this is a really good beer. The label is funny as hell in a political way. Nice job, Lagunitas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1242) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Medium brown pour, finger + of tan head, some persistent lace. Nose is cocco and malt. Bittersweet. Middle is chocolate, caramel, alcohol, and deep roasted malt. Finish is boozy, little sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (639) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR. Clear brown with white head. Biscuit and slight caramel aroma and taste. Not bitter. Malty but not sweet. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1423) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Deep brown with amber halo. Aroma is tea, leather, and tobacco. Taste is tea and pine. I like. Not over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Clear brown, dark amber with orange edges, tan head. Interesting aroma with ripe plums, sun tea, hints of shoe, treacle, cocoa and cigar tobacco. Great feel, full body, rich chewy malts, cotton candy, resinous hops, plenty of tea, nice lingering pine tar aftertaste. Very good, I could drink this often!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (1073) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Delicious! Nice hoppy brown with tons of flavor. On draft at the Pataluma tap house. Try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Dark copper color with a bone colored head. Head is moderately sized but rather clingy to the glass. Caramel and citrus aromas abound. Iím not a big fan of this combination, but Iím sure there are many who find it quite enjoyable. Light sweet start with caramel and grapefruit flavors. Itís not like a grapefruit with caramelized sugar on top, more grapefruit dipped in caramel. Iím thinking more and more like this is just a hop juiced strong amber. OK STFU and drink MírFír. Know what Iím saying. 6/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee/chocolate kinda sweet. Roast bitter coffee flavor with nice hop ending.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1012) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at new bohemia. Short pour. Light amber with medium white fuzzy head. Malty nose. Really nice balance. Malt but well balanced. High sugar. Great body. Liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Stereotypical ale up front followed by a deep, yet suttle, chocolate and coffee notes. Good but donít need to find again.

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