RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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.
2017: 13.2% abv

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3.6
anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draft @ Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and strong bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty strong bourbon vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy strong bourbon and caramel toffee finish.

2.9
cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Keg at cbc17 Red... Deep brown... Thin lacing.. Soft sweet sticky caramel toffee fruit nose... Caramel toffee fruit

3.6
Rasmus40 (20435) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2017
MBCC. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with lots of alcohol. Boozy. 130517

3.8
fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
Tasting at Matt’s; 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
Beerhunter111 (20371) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2017
Sampled @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017, Red Session. Klare orange braune Farbe. Geruch ist sehr süß malzig Karamell, Obst, Vanille. Geschmack ist kräftig malzig, Obst, Vanille, Karamell, top.

4.2
mcberko (17345) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
12 oz. bottle, pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out bourbon barrels upfront, followed by caramel and toasted bready notes. Flavour is rich in bourbon barrels upfront, followed by a little vanilla, loads of caramel and toasted bread. Alcohol is well-situated, being barely present. Medium-bodied, but rich in flavour. Wonderfully decadent stuff.

3.9
chrisv10 (17329) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2017
MBCC. Clear dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, dark fruit, hop, barrel and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, wood, dark fruit, hop, pine, barrel, sweet and medium bitter.

3.4
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
This has a golden-brown colour but with no head. The nose is a lot of cocoa character, to me not great because it’s too much like powdered hot chocolate. On the palate, I like it a lot more...toffee, soft caramels, a hit of alcohol...complex malts.

4.1
brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Mahogany colored pour with a khaki head. The nose has a very strong wood aroma and tons of bourbon. Nice vanilla, chocolate, and nut aromas. Some toffee and caramel sweetness along with a hint of raisin. The flavor is dominated by bourbon. Great vanilla, chocolate, wood, and caramel flavors. A slight nuttiness, nice sweet malt, and a warming finish.

3.6
Dedollewaitor (16056) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2017
Tap @ MBBC, Copenhagen, 2017. Pours brown with a small creamy head. Cinnamon, coffee and nuts. Slick and warming feel..


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