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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4178) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Clear copper with big, foamy, off-white head / Light nose of spun sugar with hints of chocolate and coffee / Medium body, steely and a touch syrupy & sweet, with nice balance and finish / Flavors of spun sugar, dark roast coffee, milk chocolate, and oak / An odd brown, not in a negative way, though. More like a doppelbock? Maybe less filtering, but it’s very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle pours a clear medium brown with a light tan head. Aromas are sweet roasted malt and coffee. Tastes are rpasted malt, wood, coffee and tobacco. Body is light but the finish is long with dry coffee notes. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
osu97gp (652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Pours a dark copper color with a large off-white/light brown head. Aroma of coffee, spices, and wood. Flavor of spicy coffee, sweet malt, and very faint alcohol. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dettma (1) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2012 does not count
Love this local brew. Brown ales are typically kind of a middle ground beer for me, heartier than the lighter fare but never the satisfaction or depth of flavor of the heavyweights. They can get boring very quickly. This one is different. While it may be lighter in color, it's not lighter on flavor...or alcohol. If you like the idea of brown ales but haven't quite found one that bowls you over, give this one a shot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - APR 26, 2012
Pours dark brown with some almond head. Aroma is sweet malt with some nice smoky nut notes. Taste is very smoky with some java notes and again some sweet malts. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours medium brown color with off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and oak. Similar flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (720) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2012
Wonderful Georgia Beer. Pour is nice brownish-copper with a thin white head. Aroma is fresh roasted coffee. Has an earthy taste to go along with dark chocolate, and coffee. A touch of woodiness (oak?) and sweetness camouflage the alcohol. Great rich and creamy mouthfeel, especially for the flavoring. Excellent brown. Definitely want to give this brewer another go round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Savannah, Ga - World Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling dark copper with a slight off white head that leaves just a bit of lacing. Very fragrant aroma with hints of fresh brewed coffee, a hint of pepper. Full-bodied flavor with some sweet toffee notes, a whiff of chipotle peppers, a bit of brown sugar. Belly warming - alcohol is noticed - but sits right. Sticky mouthfeel. Rather impressed - nice surprise.

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