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RATINGS: 1091   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

chickenflea's rating

   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 isn’t a pinch of Belgian yeast in there as well. The flavor is not so complicated. But it is very pleasant. Heavier fruity malts (there’s 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 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 (461) - - 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 (4619) - 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 (23430) - 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 (2973) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (449) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2016
Deep burgundy/brown color, large beige head. Malt aromas, sweet dried fruits, alcohol and caramel. Malt tasting beer with sweet layers of dried fruits, syrup and a long, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7614) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Lots of fresh citrus and good malt backbone. Some caramel and light plum. Dark mahogany pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Sharp Edge.

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