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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Imperial Brown Ale
What could possibly be better than the combination of deep roasted malts, coffee, oak, and a smooth, creamy finish?

Ode To Mercy overflows with bold flavors woven into a very balanced and approachable beer that finishes with creamy lingering hints of oak, coffee (specially blended by Athens, GA’s 1000 Faces), and roasted goodness. Bright citrus hops peek through from time to time, adding additional layers of complexity.

Suggested food pairings: Barbecued chicken, Kielbasa, prime rib, cheesecake, English Cheddar Cheese, pate, and Munster cheese. 20SRM

Note: Formerly brewed at Thomas Creek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Brown pour with a very light beige head. Flavors of deeply roasted cashews, coffee, hints of cocoa, and a finish of some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1340) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown. Nice head and lacing. Smells like coffee. Tastes like coffee and slightly wood-y.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgatoborracho (7) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
I love the complexity that this brown ale has. I wish there were more imperial brown ales like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novice101 (308) - - JUN 5, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Pours a nice brown colour, smells of coffee accentuate the beer as well as roasted malts. The taste of coffee is very prevalent as well malts, bread, not an over powering beer but definitely not a session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours brown-copper and transparent with a quick tan head and light lacing. Nose is sugary with a little bread, bananas, and hops. Flavor has a lot of roast and bread on the front, fading very quickly to almost no malt and some light hops and booze. The transition is amazingly fast. Hops come on harder as I drink it more. Finish is still way too fast to make this a particularly good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color, small off white head. Aroma of melba toast and caramel. Taste is burnt nutella, slightly boozy. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
12oz bottle---> lager glass. Pours light brown verging on dark orange with a small white head and decent lace. Roasty aroma with a hint of cedar. Taste is kind of sweet oak, toasted malt and some hop bit at the end. Silky palate but a little on the flat side. An easy drinking beer, but nothing earth shattering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2820) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
The beer appears brown, hinting on dark orange. The white head stands in at about a half inch, leaving some sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma brings some sweet fruit and alcohol. Lightly smoky, a bit too sweet. Alcohol presence could be masked better. Overall, this was OK, but I prefer brown ales to have less alcohol and be more sessionable. Too sweet for me to enjoy more than one. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-29-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4597) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Dry, malty aroma, implied jalepeno, toasted soy and tobacco. Interesting label, standard longneck, clear, medium-dark beer, big poofy head. Chewing tobacco, initial impression. Perppery notes on dilute coffee. Medium body. A bit spritzy at times. Boiled peanuts in the bitterish finish. Bottle, Mellow Mushroom, Augusta, GA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Good but something about it prevented greatness. The nose is heavy malts toward the coffee, brown sugar, and chocolate ranges. Deep brown with a decent light tan froth. Coffee and chocolate lead the group, but sugar, alcohol, and a touch of earthy hops compliment the roasty flavors. Smooth yet something lacks for that overall velvet character found in some representations of the style. Overall good and a nice twist on a potentially boring style, but needs tweaking to achieve perfection.

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