overall
90
68
style
RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An imperial brown ale.

A refined beauty that’s more than capable of standing on its own. Developed with an understanding of history, it leaves the past behind and moves forward to write its own story.

This Imperial Brown Ale is brewed with house toasted pecans and a perfectly balanced selection of complex malts. Dark roast and hints of chocolate transition into a smooth finish that leaves you wanting more. With each sip it pulls you closer and envelops you in its mysteries, until you are powerless to resist.

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jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2015 Location/Date:Bottle November 2015..

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with light white head.
  Aroma: Aroma is light caramel, nutiness.
  Taste:Roasty, chocolate, faint nuttiness..
    Palate:Light body, slick, smooth, faintly watery.

Summary: This is a rerate. This beer has been imrpoved, and really was enjoyable.

4
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and prunes, vanilla, lactose and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.9
pras (602) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
I really enjoyed this, but I am surprised it is classified as an American Strong Ale. More of an imperial brown to me. Dark brown appearance, aromas of roasted malt, nuts, chocolate. Flavor was much the same. Alcohol was nicely hidden but you could still tell it was there. Hop bitterness rounded it out in the right proportion. Very enjoyable.

3.9
JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2017
appearance: dark clear brown, creamy tan head. aroma: caramel, molasses, brown toast, brown sugar, toasted nuts. taste: malty sweet, with caramel, toffee, a hint of chocolate and toasted nuts, slight boozy vanilla note. finish: warm but not too sweet, alcohol reasonably well hidden. notes: This was a very nice beer. Decent palate, good flavors. Draft at Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, Maryland.

3.9
Capa (3617) - DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2018
Medium clean brown with a tan head. Toasted malt, chocolate, nutty, malt driven. Light sweetness but not too much. Finish is mostly sweet with a final hint of dry roasted malt. Full body. Nice.


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