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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robuwg (1) - - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
Not sure why anyone would rate this below my score, but this is hands down the best brown ale I’ve ever tasted. Has a strong coffee taste, with a slight bitterness and pours a solid head. Marlow’s in Dunwoody has this on tap right now 3/20/14. They actually do a great job on their draft beer selection.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tucktuck (2) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2011 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2011 On tap at Trappeze pub in Athens, GA. Great beer from a unique upstart brewery. Complex malt profile. Coffee notes are present but not overpowering. Hops finish strong but are well balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgatoborracho (7) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
I love the complexity that this brown ale has. I wish there were more imperial brown ales like this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Deep brown with a reddish tint and thick off-white head and lacing. Malty, coffee and chocolaty aromas with a touch of baking spice.Palate is silky smooth, rich with coffee and dark chocolate. Lingering smoky chocolatey finish. Very, very good winter warmer without being very heavy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (954) - 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.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
On draught @ Cypress Street. 12 oz pour into a tulip. Dark brown with a big frothy white head, only lasted a couple of sips but left the glass covered in lace. Aroma was of some lightly roasted sweet malts, somewhat nutty, chocolate malts, and a tinge of coffee. Taste was light roast up front, small amounts of coffee throughout, very subtle though, there was also a bitterness throughout helping to balance all of the malt. There was also a bit of vanilla sweetness. Extremely smooth all around, there was a bit of heat in the finish. This is a goto brew, just wonderful stuff. Can’t wait for bottles.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Draught at j Clyde. Motor oil brown pour with medium off white head and good lacing. Coffee and brandy aromas. These are echoed on the palate along with a nice sweetness and driedfruit. This is a fun beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ratebeef (4) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012 does not count
Bottle thanks to jwr07 Pours deep amber, with some lacing. Has a blend of earthy tones, nuttiness, and is somewhat savory. Very malty, tastes a little like carbonated sweet wort, hides the alcohol well too.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
On tap at slice and pint Emory village. Kinda disappointed in the 8 oz pour but quickly getting past that. Wonderful sweet aroma of caramel. And YEM just came on the hifi so this beer is that much better. Back to the rating. Super complex. Notes of roasted barley and hints of oak with some really bright citrus hop poking through from time to time. Great beer from some local folks.


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