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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Barn Owl Imperial Brown is brewed in the style of southern English brown ale, only much stronger (7.9% ABV). A myriad of specialty malts impart a smooth, layered flavor with notes of chocolate, caramel, and biscuit shining through. The perfect beer to celebrate the beginning of spring.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark brown with a thin head. This was quite ashy. No where near smoke but tasted like burnt earth and dirt. Low bitterness, roasty malts. Easy drinking. Cocoa, coffee, mocha, and a burnt sweetness.


3.6
Beer5000 (6768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2017
Tap @ Både &, Kristiansand. Quite clear, dark brown body with a moderate sized beige head. Aroma has malt, dry fruit, caramel, toast, nuts and a bit woody. Flavor is pretty similar to aroma, malt, caramel, toast, dry fruit, wood with a fruity, slightly funky edge. Medium sweet to sweet, moderate bitterness. Fine body and long lasting aftertaste. Interesting.

3.9
Yenjay (3) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
Bottle. Dark brown, clear. Small tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, chestnuts, roast, ashy notes. Well balanced taste. Medium body. Alcohol well hidden.

3.5
stevoj (5636) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Bomber from Albertsons. Dark, clear brown, small foamy beige head. Roast grain aroma, burnt toast, licorice. Taste features the roasty bitterness, not sweet at all, dark, nutty, woody.

3.4
fiery1 (1753) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2017
Draught @ the brewery. Pours a semi opaque brown colour with a small white head. Nose is toasted malt. Flavour is caramel with bitter chocolate and an overall toasted biscuity character that ends with a moderate bitterness.

3.3
Nisse666 (8100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle at Craigs cons 2017- 06-17 Edinburgh
AR: roasted malt, brown bread
AP: dark ruby, wee beige head
F: roasted malt, fizzy, malty, brown sugar

3.5
allmyvinyl (11073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle from the dregs run. 7.2%. Pours clear dark brown with a thick off-white head. Aromas of nutty malt caramel and light chocolate. Taste is light sweet, hazelnut and malted biscuit. Chewy finish.

3.6
Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours deep ruby, nose is floral, sugary, roasted, taste is similar, little fruit, chocolate.

3.3
cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2017
bottle at home ... dark brown .. thick tan head ... dark sweet chocolate roast malt nose .. soft dusty toffee chocolate malts .. dark roast malts .. dry dusty toffee malt roast

3.6
wekker84 (2420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white-off head aroma malts caramel citrus yeast fruits nuts and hops flavor malts citrus fruits pineapple spicy dark fruits nuts and hops

3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a finger’s worth of off-white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace. Spider-web lacing slides into the beer nicely.
The aroma takes on smooth crisp sweet nuttiness rolling over a sweet bready/biscuity soothing quality. Sly milk chocolate. Some caramel malt. Quick earthy hops underneath.
The flavor blends the sweet malty notes over the earthy hops, remains sweet all throughout. Smooth silky nutty sweet to chocolatey aftertaste rolling into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Oddly enough, the ABV doesn’t seem to hit hard. Soft carbonation.
Overall, imperialized brown ale, yes, that’s exactly what this is. And makes for a nice one to have in the winter despite if this says it comes out in the Summer.


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