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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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, GAs 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 11/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Sweet fruity flavour with biscuit and toffee. Too sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pours clear, reddish brown w/ a fluffy, lingering tan head that sticks to the glass. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee with hints of wood, some spice, walnuts and a little banana and vanilla. Crisp, lively carbonation that rounds out to a smooth, creamy mouth. Flavors follow the nose. There were caramel and spice notes, as well as some bitterness that leaves a dry finish. Really enjoy this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3733) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle from Great Spirits. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. nice citrusy notes on the nose combining with some of the coffee. The hop flavor is a bit more pronounced on the tongue as is a vanilla thing. finishes clean. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Beautiful color, dark and and clear. Very nutty aroma. Nicely malty flavor, not too rich. Slight harshness in the finish, but nothing off-putting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (ThanksGeoff) poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, light cocoa, light cola and a hint of oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa and oak with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Serving: Draft at The Distillery. It pours a nice amber color with a lasting, creamy, tan head. The nose has notes of green peppers? The flavor has some cooked green pepper notes and a lasting bitterness. I cant help but think this one is off. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear ruby color with a small white head. The aroma is heavy coffee, some smoke. The flavor is a rich coffee infused brew, some spicy peppers- I mean, I swear there are slightly spicy green peppers in this, which I know there are not, so what causes this?-, caramel and some metallic spicy bite in the finish. Very much a strong coffee beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours nice & dark brown. No doubt an Imperial brown due to the significant hop background. Cool label design too. A nice cool weather ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (589) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle pours ruby-brown, with billowy off-white head. Nose is caramel, slight oak, a bit of milk chocolate, vanilla and apple undertones. A slight whiff of alcohol. The burnt caramel malts really come through on the tongue, along with more oak and slightly stronger apple cider notes. Im a bit concerned about the pronounced alcohol burn on the palate for just an 8% beer. If WH can tweak this, it can be a real winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle thanks to kaggie. Poured brown with a khaki head. Aroma was nutty, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor was coffee, slight nutty, some floral note, and some bitterness. Body was medium with high carbonation.

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