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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11546) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4th August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Light haze on this amber beer. Reasonable white head. Light dry palate. A little raw tasting pale malt with a trace of toffee. Mild orange hop provides balance but I found this beer to be too dry overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Nice strong malty and nutty nose. The flavor is like that of a nut brown but with a much thicker mouthfeel. Good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1109) - USA - OCT 6, 2011
Dark brown with a white head, aroma is a little coffee and dough. Flavor is rather sweet and bready at first, heavy malt. Coffee comes in strongly in the finish and is more noticeable as the beer warms up. Quite good, one of my new local favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kforsy (8) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011 does not count
Gentle aroma of chicory and black tea. Deep, syrupy appearance with a modest sea-foamy head that disappears quickly. Tastes roasty, malty, nutty, with a touch of honeysuckle. Gentle carbonation, light palate. Overall, very drinkable and refreshing on a hot Georgia day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14823) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours a rich, brown-amber with a small head. Rich malts in the nose, some caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor, notes of ripe fruits, light toffee. Medium to full in body with soft carbonation. Mild warming finish, brown sugar, caramel, booze, fruits. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Unclear medium to dark red - orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, nutty notes, licorice hop notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110804]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3, on 4 August 2011. Mid brown colour. Sweetish with a fair amount of caramel and toffee. Touches of berry fruit in the flavour. Alcohol is a bit prominent and boozy. Quite chewy. Brown ales are not usually my thing but, overall I found it a rather likeable beer, if a little rough around the edges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (988) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Clear, auburn colored body, and a foamy wheat colored head, towering well above the rim of my mug, made this an attractive pour. The smell had a a lot of toffee, chocolate, and coffee aromas readily apparent, with coffee being detectable before even bring the nose to the glass. The taste abounded with the same themes, with a coffee dominated flavor profile, with hints of an oily oatmeal like flavor as well. The finish was soft and chocolaty, and there was very little aftertaste. This was definitely a solid offering from this new local brewer. I look forward to sampling more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Growler. Poured brown with a frothy tan head that settled to a ring and left good lace. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. The flavor found nut, dark chocolate, and light fruit. Light to medium body, slightly chalky, and a roasted malt aftertaste.

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