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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Ode to Mercy
Date: September 15, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: clear brown with ruby highlights, frothy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, nice nutty character
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice touch of roasted coffee, sweet caramel enhances the chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Suttree (5768) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2011
I wanted to like this, I really did. And it smells nice, too nutty and toasty. Flavor is alcohol. It says 8.2%, but seemed much higher. ugh. And I’m reading the commercial deScription and I notice that it says something about coffee. I did not perceive and coffee in any shape or form.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle - great spirits - pours a clear amber with a finger of white head. Aroma is oaky and coffee. Taste is bitter. Mouth feel is creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - 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.

4
   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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12191) - 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

3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7797) - 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.

4.3
   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.

2.9
   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 can’t help but think this one is off. Not my cup of tea.


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