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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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



3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18082) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43245) - 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]

3.3
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1037) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24928) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Brown colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, caramel, toffee, mild earth and some wooden notes. Flavour is caramel malts, some alcohol, wood and mild vanilla and earthy notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
12 oz bottle. Suprisingly yummy. Dark brown pour with quick head but decent lacing. Nose is malty with some wood. Taste is malty, earthy and sweet. Nice on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Alcohol, fruit, caramel and oak. Smooth. Decent, but not very well composed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25680) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear orange coloured with no head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Fruity and light roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39991) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
From cask. Pours dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild fruity and roasted malty. Sweet caramelish, light yeasty and light bitter hoppy too. Sweet, light fruity and caramelish flavoured. Bitter, sweet and caramelish finish.


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