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Imperial Brown Ale aged in brandy barrels. Dark brown and full-bodied. Sweet Brandy and oak accented aroma and flavor. A Wisconsin Original.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
355mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Poured a clear auburn with thin, tan bubbles. Aroma of cinnamon, crumb cake, sweet cake batter. Taste is sweet brandy, brown sugar, chocolate coffee cake. Pretty yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Sweet and boozy, bourbon aged nose. Taste is rather sweet, lightly bitter with lots of bourbon, lots of toffee and some dark fruit. Finishes with some a lot of gooey caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar - thanks! Clear maroon. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste of caramel and whiskey. Nicely done, considering it was a buck fifty a bottle!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2658) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle from JCapriotti...thanks Jason! - Pours murky brown with a thin tan head. The smell is fantastic, with a good deal of brandy left that mixes with some whiskey notes. Honey, vanilla, raisin, caramel, and a bit of nutty roast mingle around behind the booziness. Not sure what this was like new, but it’s smooth and mellow now, with just a hint of sharp booze. More of the traditional brown ale comes through in the taste, with some light nutty roast and some caramel sweetness. Lots of raisin, prune, and fig, and the oakiness of the barrel shows its face. Dark chocolate and roast on the finish, along with the brandy notes. The brandy is a bit flat on the finish, and the alcohol still hits a bit. The flavor is a bit disjointed and not as smooth as the smell, but it’s still complex. A bit thin and watery, but that doesn’t matter--it’s the style. A wonderful beer that I missed the first time around and I’m so happy I got to try.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2010
bottle thanks to JCapriotti pours dark brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is strong brandy and vanilla with oak notes. Flavor really takes me by surprise. I mean the aroma was awesome but the flavor is not disappointing. Rich roasty brown ale with full fig and toasted malt notes ends with s rich sweet and creamy brandy flavor that complements the beer so well. This is top notch stuff. My only complaint would be that it’s a tad thin, but I feel bad even saying that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle from a trade with MIBRomeo. Pours dark brown color with khaki head. Aromas of sweet brandy, caramel and oak. Flavors of sweet brandy, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, caramel and some alcohol. Medium to full body with moderate carbonaton. Thanks Chuck.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
18th October 2008. Clear brown beer with a creamy head. Mild carbonation. Sweet malty beer - lovely balanced tones of vanilla oak and mild brandy. Semi dry brandyish finish. Very very quaffable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle shared by BrianK, some time ago. Pours a dark brune body with a tan head. Sweet slick etoh with brandy notes, whiskey tones, and sweet vanilla and oak y warming. Hints of etoh latent fruit and a modest warming. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to TheCheeseMan. Pours a cloudy caramel brown with a half finger tan head that faded pretty fast. The nose is light tobacco, dark fruit, caramel and sweet brandy. The taste is similar with a some light vanilla oak tannins mixed in and nice brandy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel. Nice stuff. Thanks for sending this my way Daniel!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8854) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Iowaherkeye strikes again! Brown pour. Brandy, vanilla, wood, and caramel in the aroma. Flavor is boozy, with notes of caramel, brandy, bourbon,vanilla, and alcohol. Good stuff all around.


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