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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle thanks to bleeng shared at May tasting. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy off white head. The aroma is raisin an honey. Medium moutheel with a raisin malt and oak finish. A decent brown ale from Thomas Creek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3319) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
The body is clear dark brown with a tall, long lasting off-white head. The aroma is nutty malts and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with no hop flavors or bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ Taco Mac Sandy Spring, GA. Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit and caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopsRgreat (1) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2011 does not count
One of the finest brown ales brewed with coffee, I’ve had in a few years. The coffee is much more expressed both in the nose and finish from the bottled version than the draft experiences I’ve had with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2017) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to mixmasterob! Clear dark caramel colored pour, some thin lasting carbonation and an aroma of subtle earthy chocolate. Flavor is creamy sweet malt, leather and some very subtle coffee. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle from bleeng. Thanks!
Pours a nice, glassy amber with a nose of hairsprayed malt and light, roasted nuts. Flavor is hairsprayed grapefruit and light biscuit. Average mouthfeel. Tastes "off."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5011) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Thanks to Blazer06 for the share. Pours amber-brown with a white head. Nose is some roasted nuts, toasted malts, coffee, and hops. Flavor is similar with coffee in the front, hops, earth, and nuts throughout. Light to medium in body and not a bad brown ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A: The beer pours a rather dark brown color with a bit of brown to it and a khaki head. S: Starts off with an intense rubbing alcohol aroma and burnt rubber/tires. Some toasted malt and nuts along with a little bit of chocolate. The beer finishes off with more booze and some chile pepper. T: Toffee and cherry cough syrup with a definite chile pepper flavor. Slightly spicy, but it’s more of the fresh/green pepper flavor. Hints of dark chocolate and strong metallic and booze notes. M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Almost as bad as Invocation, but a different sort of bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HonusWagner (1911) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Thanks to Zack for bringing these two along, even though they were rather disappointing. Sweetish brown ale nose with phenol hints. Taste has some chlorophenols, a bit of sweet malt, just not particularly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
bottle someone shared at the May Houston RB Tasting. Pours a clear amber with white bubbles for head. Nose is nutty and metallic. Taste is of roast malt. Mouthfeel is medium-thin.

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