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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2008
7-12-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to buckybeer
Dark brown pour with a good off-white, not quite ivory, head with very little lacing. Smell is brandy and oak and vanilla lemon cookies. Flavor is nice and like rich rum cake. Rich flavors and you can really taste the brandy and oaky earthy notes. Overall, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle in trade from buckybeer. Thank you for this beer!
Pours a nice brown color with a creamy beige head. Smell is rich and fruity, with strong brandy smells and a brown toasty malt behind that. Taste is tart, lightly alcoholic with big flavors of brandy, a hint of cherry, and nuts, and fruitiness, along with the brown ale malt background. Some alcohol in the flavor inhibits drinkability, but I really still enjoy the flavor. Slightly creamy body, and a bit warming going down. Very nice beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
In short: Very woody and rather complex kind of Brown/Scotch Ale hybrid.
How: Bottle 12oz, 6+ months old. Graciously given to me by pzzle, thanks a lot Andy!!
The look: Clear ruby-brown body with a very small beige head
In long: Barrel quite apparent in this one but very well integrated with the beer adding woody notes without that overwhelming bourbon/brandy/whatever flavour. There are some brandy notes but they blend with the nutty and caramel flavours perfectly. Some brown sugar, some more wood, some milky black chocolate and some more wood. Somewhat fruity too but not single fruit standing out. Hints of vanilla. A high-class broad that was cheap to bring home, and when I was finished with it I didnít lose my condo or had to give away half my salary. Thatís my type of high-class broad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2008
20070428 12oz after TAPNY Very sweet stuff, heartily syrupy. Smells like wheat bread and hate dunked in honey nut cheerios. I have no idea what that means. Notes of chocolate milk and nuts redeem but generally too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 Bottled. A hazy reddish beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, dusty hops, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of over ripe fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2008
Looked like beer. One of the better smelling and tasting brandy aged brews to date. Sweet malt and brandy aroma and flavors, tagging along are some darker fruit and chocolate notes. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HailSquishface (16) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2008
Pours a hazy dark brown into my Kuhnhenn tulip. Small head with a few constantly rising bubbles. Smells of oak, booze, and crystal malts. Tastes sweet and brandyish. A hint of alcohol but itís not harsh. Oaky finish. Full bodied, creamy, and smooth. Great offering. Iím glad I got a chance to try this. Iím impressed with Tyranena far.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2008
12oz. bottle, with thanks to boboski! Pours a clear cola brown with a sizable tan head and good lacing. Aroma is malty and a bit sweet, with lots of brandy, wood, brown sugar, and vanilla. Flavor is very smooth and mellow, with more brandy, wood, and vanilla; just a touch of alcohol warmth on the finish. Very drinkable and tasty; thanks again Jason!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
12 oz bottle shared by fordest. Loved the smell of the smokey wood. Good flavors too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
12 oz bottle. Clear brown with decent head. Aromas of wood and a sweetness similar to chocolate. Flavors were decent too. More wood and hints of chocolate and some subtle fruity hops. Pretty good.


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