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RATINGS: 126   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, GAís 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

KajII's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. The pour was just a shade light of a clear medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) beige creamy head that dissipated slowly into a thin layer of foam creating some really nice lacing. The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and a light leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, a bit of nuttiness and a mild hint of wood (oak). The taste was malty and mildly bitter with a nice dose of coffee at first and then became a tad hoppy with a nice woody alcohol flavor towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while after the swallow with a nice strong woody coffee flavor left behind on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a good medium in body and smooth and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall a hoppy/woody Brown Ale that had the coffee and alcohol flavor blending together with everything else rather well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9225) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2016
Nice coffee brown though a touch thin compared to some. Malty and sweet leaning, easy drinking but light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (385) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle. I loved this take on brown ale. I heard an interview with founder Nick Purdy and he seemed to be out to reinvent beer, which naturally made me skeptical. But Ode to Mercy may have convinced me that heís on to something. The coffee comes through almost like Maxwell House instant - an oddly sweet harmony that is much better than it sounds. Slightly spicy, slightly creamy - this is truly a different brown ale, and thatís something we really need. I was knocking these back, too - the alcohol was well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (7180) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle shared with Scarlett in GA on Christmas day 2015. Pours a clear ruby amber body with thin white lacing. Nose is metal. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of metallics, spice and brown sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3888) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2015
12 oz bottle from GA with a June 2015 bottling date. Pours orange-brown with a tan head of moderate size and durability. A layer of sediment was bonded to the bottom of the bottle. The head leaves a good bit of lace. Smells like dark bread with notes of hops, roasted nuts, allspice and yeast. Flavor: medium and dark toasted malts with light hops and some Belgian(?) yeast. Lightly smoky with hints of mild coffee, oak, toffee, booze and dark fruits. Mild bitterness. The aftertaste is quite nutty and a bit odd. Feel: medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (997) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2015
This was probably one of the best brown ales Iíve ever enjoyed. Tasty and balanced and you donít taste the booze. Enjoyable brown ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Very nice malt aroma Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a small tan colored head. Taste- A very nice roasted malt flavor, very impressive. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, has a creamy texture that matches the flavor perfectly Overall- My first Wild Heaven beer, if this is any indication of their other brands they have a good thing going.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingaugusta (181) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours dark red with a quick tannish head. Nose is coffee and a touch of wood and hops. Flavor brings the coffee-and-cream fullness out fast but quickly fades to a fairly thin finish with a little bit of oak/earthy notes. Surprisingly gentle on the palate, and not necessarily in a good way. Hides alcohol well. Decent but forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12oz bottle, purchased 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah. Bottled 2/2015. Very dark brown, near-black color. Good finger of tan head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Nice coffee, roast malt, chocolate in the aroma. Big nuttiness, toasty. Touch of caramel and dark fruit. Cocoa nib. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, sort of crisp lighter carbonation, kinda tingly. Light slick body, then a touch dry in the finish. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Sort of creamy. Solid imperial brown. Hides the alcohol alright, aside from a bigger body. Not too sweet, good balance to the taste. Great to enjoy with my sandwich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9210) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Somewhat murky brown pour with a smaller white head. Great aroma and taste of coffee, sweet cream, and mild roasted malt. Not sure Iím picking up the oak, but it may be that the coffee is covering it up. Nonetheless - brown ale? Excellent example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (757) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Sweet coffee aroma. Sweet and smooth. But if vanilla and coffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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