RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Brown Ale.
The first beer brewed for the barrel aging program and has been brewed every year since. Originally named after an experimental variety of hops but now brewed with US grown Fuggles which are earthy and resinous. A lean, simple barley wine brewed to showcase barrel flavors with massive bourbon barrel notes that morph as the beer warms in the glass.

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 On tap, pours a medium brown color with a white head that leaves a really small amount of lacing. Smells of caramel, coconut, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Tastes of all the same things in the smell and slighty boozy. Mouthfeel is heavy and oily with light carbonation and a bone bry finish. Overall I thought this was a bit too sweet. Still really good for a barrel aged beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (2059) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2017
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich maltiness. Hot at first. But smoothed out with some time to breathe. Some vanilla and bourbon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (1184) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2017
On draft. As soon as I got it near my nose, I could tell this was from the Firestone Walker barrel program. Its got that heavy "oak and bourbon" smell that dominates all the beers in this series. Theres some sweetness left from the imperial brown ale underneath, but the bourbon aroma dominates everything here. Which I didnt mind, since it was so tasty and well executed.

Great for surprise snowstorms and winters that wont quit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
Tasting at Matts; vintage 2017
Amber color, clean, with no head. Sweet buttery nuts. Strong bourbon notes over a caramelly malt bomb, with very strong alcohol presence. Abrasive.
Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2979) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Deep brown with an amber hue and off white head. Boozy roasty aroma. Sweet, toasted malt aroma with roasted edges and an oaked, Bourbon character. Notes: 17 bottle opened in Mar 17

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
355ml bottle from Elizabeth Station with George. Vintage 2017. Pours a dark amber with a weak tan head. Aroma and taste are very rich and complex are bourbon, candied fruits, caramel. Slightly boozy. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1231) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle. Clear brown with a frothy tan head that lasts in a ring and laces. Aromas of bourbon, wood, light cocoa, caramel, and minerals. Flavor is caramel, cocoa, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee, and some light earthy notes. Medium plus bodied, smooth with a dry, warm end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5967) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Batch 1 boxed bottle. Poured a murky chocolate brown with a tiny bubbly beige head. Aroma/flavor of booze, chocolate, dark toast, earth, root vegetables, wood. Medium to fuller body with super light carbonation and lots of ABV warmth throughout. Really nice beer but keep the stupid box and save me a quarter would yah FW.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (3038) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Cloudy murky brown pour with barely a noise on opening has little to just a ring of white head .... aroma is of bourbon, molasses, earthy, roasted and caramel malts/toffee, nutty, coconuts with oak and vanilla ..... taste is of rich caramel malts/toffee, molasses, light coconut, vanilla, dry oak and roasted malts ..... has a great balance and a dry bitterness on the backend .... very barleywineish with some hop flavors on the finish as well as a bit of a spicy bite from the bourbon .... abv is dangerously hidden ..... has lots of barrel character on the finish along with caramel malts and a nutty flavor .... body is pretty full and the mouthfeel is on the softer side pretty flat with some bitterness .... very sessionable but a great sipper considering the abv

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2925) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2017
2017 12oz bottle in an adorable little box. Color is a murky brown with a light tan head. Aroma malty, oak, slight bourbon, brown sugar. Taste is toffee, oak, light bourbon. Bitter but smooth. Tasty and very easy drinking for 13% and fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (595) - - MAR 12, 2017
Served on tap at Hops & Pies. Ruby red color with a white head. Booze cherry bourbon aroma. Lot of booze. Sweet cherry upfront and all bourbon booze at the end. Heavy sticky body. The bourbon runs the show at this beer. Not much brown ale left. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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