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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This year’s Mission St. Anniversary Ale showcases complex malt flavors with roasty notes layered in and medium hop character. It is a blend of three incredible brews carefully blended for maximum aroma and flavor. We affectionately call this brew an Imperial Brown Ale.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yackery (156) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2012 Bomber Bottle. Dirty sandy head of fine and large bubbles dissolves in five minutes to a thin covering with foamy lacing over a bronze body. As the beer warms up to room temp, the lacing and foam appear as cold coffee - gone. So the allure fades. Aroma is floral and herbal hoppy with roast malt with a little grocery produce funk and hints of fruit like banana and those of a trippel. Taste is sweet with mild salt and grows bitter. Finish is medium though mild bitterness lingers longly - almost pharm-like. Body is light except full in the center and a bit puckering on the bitter buds of the tongue. Interesting palate. Overall an OK beer. Firestone doesn’t do much to hold my enthusiasm.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Dark brown. Thick lace. Licorice. A tad of mold in finish. Nice brown but an american strong?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Light brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is light dried fruit and roasted malt. Flavor is light chocolate malt and sweet maltiness a touch o bitter. Medium body with ok carbonation. Ok beer not so special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RussianDragon (468) - - JUL 30, 2014
22 oz bottle is 2014 Vintage. Pours a clear dark brown with maroon hues when backlit, with minimal lacing and edge head. Aroma is dark fruits and sweet malt. Flavor is malt and dark fruits, with prominent and unbalanced forward alcohol in the finish. Sweet bread yeast finish. Thin to medium bodied, best in small amounts.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
The beer is dark mahogany with crimson highlights. Small, soapy tan head. The aroma brings raisins, cookies, sweet malt, dark fruits. Sweet and malty. Dark malts with prominent fruit, finishing with alcohol sweetness. Ripe plums, a hint of cinnamon. A bit much. Lacking elegance and a refined character that would make a nearly 10% abv strong ale appealing after more than a few ounces. Eh...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
22 oz bottle 2012 vintage. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweeter caramel malts, dark fruits, figs, toasted malts, mild nutty character, some earthy and leafy hoppiness. Solid, especially for the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bomber from Trader Joe’s in Tallahassee. Dark brown pour with light brown head. Aroma of dark fruit and malt, brown sugar. Tastes are caramel, coffee, nuts, cocoa. Little tinny metallic vibe. Dark fruit, little earthy. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Sweet and musty. Seems like the love child of a dubbel and a brown ale. Burnt with some dark fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Not too bad considering. It is definitely a bit of a brown ale with some roasty notes, and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5251) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle courtesy of CAPTRON. Dark brown with a rusty red hue around the edges. Aroma is chocolate malt, caramel, light nuttiness, toffee and toasted grains. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate notes, caramel, dark bread, toffee and soft nutty notes. Body is medium with a soft creamy carbonation and moderate stickiness. Slight warmth to this as well. Ends with more caramel, nuttiness, booze, toffee toasted malt and light grains. Not bad at all!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (784) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Brown with reddish hue, light caramel aroma, caramel-roasted malt taste, medium carbonation, medium finish with alcohol aftertaste. Strong for a brown ale, reminded me of bourbon barrel aged ales.


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