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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 (4200) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Great brown ale, nice full body sweet malts chocolate and well balanced by bitter good coffee flavors

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2847) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Chocolate, roasted malts, light molasses. Deep brown pour. Bittersweet finish. Enjoyable but a full pint is difficult.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (602) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2016
650ml bottle. Nutty brown colour, very frothy tan coloured head that lasted to the end of the glass. Bready, malty aroma, caramel in there too. Taste is caramel, slightly treacly with a sweet fruity finish. Alcohol on the finish too

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (686) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle at home (bottled 08/14/14). Pours brown with a beige head. Massive chocolate aroma, light roasted malts, hops, coffee, caramel, nuts. Taste is bitter sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, hops. Dry finish, aftertaste of chocolate with roasted and hoppy bitterness. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1496) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
[email protected] Appearance: clear ruby brown with light beige head. Aroma: hops, malt, vague chocolate, caramel. Taste: bittersweet. Palate: smooth, dry, medium bitter body, low carbonation. Overall: nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44984) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015 (TEODRBSG15) ] - fonefan & Brugmansia House, Denmark.

[ As Alameda Barn Owl Imperial Brown Ale ].
ABV: 7.2%. Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, moderate roasted and chocolate, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy and malt bitter, dark malt, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150829]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2589) - Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, light roast, breadiness, light red fruits. Taste is coffee, chocolate, light roast. Light fruitiness and nuttiness. Surprisingly light. Alright.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10892) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2015
22 oz bottle. Bοttleδ 14/08/14. 7.2%. Thanks Timo A! Clear dark red color with a small light tan head. Nuts, dry malt, dry hops and dryness in the aroma. Sweetness, caramel malt, sugar and mild bitter hoppiness in the flavor. If you like brown ales this is your stuff - big time! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8489) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Dark brown and almost clear. Has a white head. Sweet, toasted aroma, some nutty notes too plus fried vegetables.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17057) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, chocolate, biscuits, nuts and hops. Nice bitter finish.


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