Dunham Imperial Brown Ale

 
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style
Formerly brewed at Brasserie Dunham
Style: American Strong Ale
Dunham, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial brown ale available on tap and bottled. Aged in oak barrels. Limited edition of 1000 bottles.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (3059) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
[bottle] Sweet, molasses and honey candy aroma along with a butterscotchy oak accent. Almost clear orange-brown under a rocky, off-white head. Sweet brown sugar flavour with some sour, butterscotch oak. Some coffee. Over-oaked. Medium body, medium carbonation, faintly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[5012-20121215] 500mL bottle. Light toasted coffee and fruity malt grain aroma. Murky, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Bold grainy malt grain flavour has a bit of a boozy base. Full body. Interesting to try. (7/4/7/4/15) 3.7
(w/ jercraigs)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2012-12-15. Hazy dark brown with a massive beige head and lace, very carbonated. 3+ Aroma is dry and dusty, malt, modest woody undertones, light fruity yeasty touche. 7+ Flavour is fairly dry, I suspect possibly more so than it was when fresh, malty with a dry toasty roasty character and modest fresh wood character. Alcohol presence is very restrained. Fruity accents. Average plus bodied palate is very carbonated. Decent. Bottle aged six months from Au Coin Duluth, Montreal

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur brune fonce et voile. Nez de noix, de malt aux notes rties, fumes et terreuses, lgrement bois (ft de chne) avec des traces de chocolat noir et dalcool. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement bas-moyen ainsi quune texture riche et moyennement crmeuse. Moyen got de noix accompagn de notes de malt fum (fumes de bois) lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un got de malt lgrement rti, des notes de caramel terreux et de chocolat ainsi que des traces de biscuits. Paralllement, lon retrouve de faibles notes dalcool en arrire-got et en fin de gorge, un got progressivement asschant de noix vient se rajouter. Post-got moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de rti et dalcool trs doux, moyen de noix ainsi quavec des traces de chocolat noir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle [500ml] shared with garthicus. Pours a murky brown with a massive long-lasting fluffy tan head. Took ages to pour. Some lacing in the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, some oak, nuts, coffee, light leafy hops and plenty of yeast. Flavour follows the aroma, with caramel malt, oak, nuts, light leafy hops, some spice and lactic notes. Medium bodied. The way this poured I think the bottle might be old, there seems to be some oxidation in the flavour as well -- still, theres a lot going on here and I enjoyed it. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2924) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 11, 2012
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Dark brown, huge thick yellow head, looks like an ice cream float. Aroma: Spicy, a little boozy, oak, lots of oak! Red wine like notes, coffee and chocolate. Flavour: Wow, big and woody, red wine, boozy, nutmeg, coffee, rich chocolate, chicory.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml achete chez La Barik (Trois-Rivires, QC). Arme: Lgre odeur de caf et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque. Prsence dun large col mousseux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got de torrfaction, de noix et de caramel. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de torrfaction en arrire got. (Rating #4256)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jp_pelland (2) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
Une brune fonce et lgrement trouble avec un bon collet beige ple. Arme de malt, de bois et noisette. Au got, on distingue bien le ft de chne, les noisettes. Bon quilibre entre lamertme et lalcool qui ne se veulent pas lavant plan. La meilleure bire que jai got dans ce style et une des meilleures bire que jai got vie. Dommage quelle soit en quantit aussi limite...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macon (17) - - JUN 10, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 magnifique biere dune brasserie beaucoup sous-estim .Impressionnant melange de malt et de houblons .motes de caramel bruler bien balanc avec le fut de chene et une finale houblonn a souhait .Bien presque parfait en son style .

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Three-dimensional roasted chestnut aromas are greeted by floral hops, as mild tartness accompanies an alcohol splash and long resinous hops.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A rocky head of foam sticks to the top of the clear pale brown, producing plenty of lacing. The yeast pour mars this beautiful appearance though, being almost muddy.
-The elegant mouthfeel is quite dry for the style, and highly carbonated. This is not your typically fat strong ale, to say the least.
-That nose is tantalizing. Roasted nuts, wood, mushrooms, umami, etc.
-This tastes like the same grain bill as their regular-strength Brown Ale.
-Lactose touches are imagined.
-The yeast pour obfuscates the beauty at play, especially in the nose.
-This is very drinkable for its gravity.

Bottle.


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