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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with very little lacing head. Heavy brandy aroma with roasted malt note. Brandy chemical alcohol flavour with a persisting roasted malt flavour. End is burned and slight chemical. Not my style, well crafted though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29207) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, warm, orangey brown with an off-white head leaving a neat lacework. Sweetish aroma of oak and bourbon. Medium body with sweet whiskey notes and some burned caramel. Alcoholic, whiskey-like finish without much bitterness. 171107 Earlier rating:
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Hazy, amber golden with a fairly small, off-white head. Aroma of bourbon and caramel. Medium body, sweet caramel notes, again some bourbon - but presumably it’s brandy?? The finish is dry and somewhat alcoholic. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6 180907

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 2007-11-17, bottle, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Dark mahogany color with red shades. The aroma is delicate, it shows evident vanilla. Quite round and smooth mouthfeel, sweet flavor, with sweet caramel and vanilla. Probably a too much sweet (and not complex), but still enjoyable for a late evening.

2007-09-18, bottle, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Cloudy dark amber color. Aroma of malt and barrel. The mouthfeel is very sweet, with good caramel flavor and strong Bourbon vanilla too; and a respectable bitterness at the end, when the alcohol is prickling the tongue. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of brandy, caramel, wood, vanilla, and plum. Flavor of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, and brown sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks chris_o) Small tan head atop lightly hazed copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, brandy, caramel, some stewed peach. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some brandy, light bitterness. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
thanks hbmason for setting up a killer trade with madvike–12oz bottle-pours a light brown head and cloudy brown color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-brown sugar/molasses, brandy/wood. Taste is sweet medium malt-brown sugar/molasses, brandy/wood, secondary earthy hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2007 Date: 05/29/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

opaque brown, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma with a candy caramel character, sweet chocolate candy flavor, chewy caramel, lots of sweet brandy, touch of alcohol, touch of bitterness for balance, nice sweet chocolate caramel candies in a glass,
-------- /> Date: 11/10/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip

sweet chocolate covered caramel candy aroma, caramel flavor is drying out, still a lot of brandy character, picking up a woody character with a light tartness, sweetness is all but gone, past its prime
-------- /> Date: 12/20/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip

sweetness is back and life is good, last bottle must have been the exception

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy dark brown with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted, woody, vanilla and cherry with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.


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