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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dark brown ale brewed with barley, 10% wheat, hops, plus coriander and candy sugar for complex rich flavor and a finish of tobacco and molasses. Formerly known as Imperial Bootleg Brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a large, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy spices and vinous notes. Flavor is malt dominant with lightly tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (847) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Rich amber color short lived off white small head. Sweet fruit and malt smell. A great mixture of malt sweetness, tart and mild alcohol presented in a medium bodied beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables (601) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Mild aroma of molasses, slightly sweet taste of molasses and malt smooth with a good malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
A little strange, but quite enjoyable. Why this one is listed as a dubbel is not clear to me. I would think it was more of a brown ale, albeit slightly hoppy, and slightly more carbonated than typical. Flavor and aroma were nice, brown sugar, dark fruits, a little bit of yeast, and some floral hops. With a good smooth, medium body, I found this beer quite enjoyable and would certainly buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Pours turbid brown with tan head. Nose is earthy Munich malts, brown sugar, cacao, nuts. Tastes earthy, with notes of brown sugar, nuts, roasty malt, and cacoa. Comes off like a hefty nut brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park

8/13/2011: Pike Tandem-Double Ale... Aroma: Subtle spice; lightly roasted malts; dates, fig, red plum, dark bread and bread crust. Appearance: Opaque, brown color; lasting, rocky beige-colored head; really nice lacing. Flavor: Slightly smoky; toasted grains with just the right amount of roasted malt; mild sweetness; bread crust and a bit dry in the finis; their description of "baked bread and treacle" is right on the money! Palate: Average. Overall: Very good "double" ale!

Draught (IBU: 25; ABV: 7.00%; OG: 1.073) at Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, WA. Rating #275 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Dark garnet pour with little to no head. Aroma is sweet raisins, plums, caramel and grainy malt. Taste medicinal version of the aroma. Ok, had to rerate. This aftertaste killed any chance of a better than average rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a muddy river-bottom brown hue. Firm, but super thin head. The aroma is of sweet banana flambe. Smooth drinker, with sweet bread, brown sugar and cream. Nice night cap. (#5168, 7/9/2013)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
22oz. served in a Chimay goblet. A - Pours a garnet hued dark brown. Thick cream colored head forms a razor thin pattern of micro-bubbles. Thick lacing around the glass. S - Wow this smells just like Golden Grahams! Sweet toasted wheat bread, honey sweetness, plums, grapes, alcohol, phenolic yeast, brown sugar. T - Tart plums, thin vinous fruit, brown sugar, cocoa, bready yeast, slight oxidation. M - Medium thin bodied, low carbonation, slightly tart finish. Great aroma but the fruit tartness, while nice, seems to take away from the malt. Nothing complex but has an interesting character. Serving type: bottle 03-10-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4689) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Nice brown coloured body with a copper and lighter bronze glow and a thick, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of nuts, earth, caramel and a hint of light hops. Medium-bodied; Strong toasted malt flavour with some lighter sugars, a bit of nuts and some metallic and bittering flavours. Aftertaste shows a good malt punch, but less so on the balance and little other flavours. Overall, a decent beer that shows well and is a decent representation of the style. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia in Shenandoah National Park on 25-September-2010.

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