RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24783) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draft @ Maxs 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16328) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14621) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2017
2017 355 ml from the Woodland Nugget. Pours dark ruddy brown with a slight, transient tan head. Aroma is treacly, bourbon, earthy. Med + body. Flavor is malty/treacle/caramel with some wood, earth and bourbon accompaniments. Rather mouth smacking. Its very hard for me to find the heat. Although its malty, it isnt all that sugary, and with time Im thinking its heading for dry. Finish is bitter/woody/bourbon/earthy. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14075) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. aromas of bourbon, oak, cocoa, light caramel and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, caramel, cocoa, light fruitiness and light vanilla with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2017
2017 vintage. Poured a near brown color with a small sized head. Marshmallows, vanilla, wood, some earthiness, caramel, and some brown sugar. Alcohol well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11049) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"Not really a brown ale anymore in anything other than color. Big, rich, sticky, and sweet, though some toasted characteristics still there. Not very hot for how strong it is! Lots of vanilla and oak, with less brandy, and even less brown ale. Quite good if you dig the barrels."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Barrel Aged Brown Ale
Date: 12/01/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

muddy brown, scant beige head, sweet bourbonand chocolate aroma, flavor is all hot alcoholic bourbon with barely a hint of choclolate, nice sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10850) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sampled from the tap at 2010 FOBAB. Poured a clear deep amber with a yellowish brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma had caramel with sweet grain and a nice bourbon backing. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel and toffee and a bourbon note coming out in the finish. A bit sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Notes of leaves, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, and even some earthy hops. Warming alcohol. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Just the right amount of booze, malt, and roast. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8758) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity vinous nose. The flavor is oak, berries, caramel, toffee, pine. Very good. Huge beer.


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