RATINGS: 1125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
WTF Ale. A malty, robust, jobless Recovery Ale! Were not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean were in the Brown?

A big Ol Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.

Alc. 7.83%
O.G. 1.072
64.20 I.B.U

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk (1912) - New York, New York, USA - APR 20, 2010
Cask @ rattle n Hum - flowery, grassy. brown pour. Soda-like feel to it. nutty and some coffee and roasty malts. body is a bit creeamy. pine, cocoa and marshmellow. eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2010
On draught at Coles. Hazy amber with virtually no head. Sweet aroma, yeasty - quite a "Belgian" character to it, but also dry and a bit grassy - my notes say almost like a roasty trippel - whatever that might be. My taste notes are "yeah - what the fuck!" - unexpected; sweet - like a a mash-up of an English bitter and a decent Belgian golden ale; sweet, yeasty, a bit of alcohol for good measure; interesting. Light bodied, virtually no carbonation with moderate alcohol and slightly dry in the finish; kinda weird, interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3049) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
22oz bottle at Redlight. Big brown pour with a thick off white head. Nice citrus hop aroma and lots of malt. Spicy hops, big malt body. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2010
Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark, reddish-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is a nice mix of piney hops and caramel malt. The flavor is big time orange citrus and pine hops with a strong caramel malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
aroma is a solid pine. pours a dark orange. taste is a middle bitterness that lingers but doesnt destroy the palate. nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7180) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
Thanks Hayduke! Dark brown and clear with plenty of red, moderate carbonation floats up, a one and a half finger of tan head has strong retention. A nice hop/malt balance in the nose. Molasses, citrus, pine but nothing big or aggressive. The flavor is bigger and quite nice. Hops offer pine and tart citrus and there is a strong maltiness. A bit of chocolate adds some complexity. This beer moves cycles from the malt, to the hops, to the chocolate, and then it cycles again. A very tasty beer and a fun beer to drink. The sum is better than the parts here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
Transparent light brown pour, with a mid-sized tan head. Nice and malty, but with enough hops to keep it crisp -- brown sugar and light molasses, with maybe a bit of vanilla in here... but really not at all overbearingly sweet. the alcohol is apparent, but only just - this is something like a blend of brown shugga with a hoppy barleywine. Tasty, and I really like how crisp it stays given the fact they tout the malt contingent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
Big tan head, clear brown body, aroma is clean hop fruit, flavor is rich malts and huge bitters, much more roasted than I expected, chocolatey and hoppy, quite interesting and very aggresive, some hot alcohols burn the throat as well, not an easy drinking beer but an experience, well worth your $4 even if you are jobless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3621) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2010
This is still the standout brewery when it comes to value. I think this was 4.99 a bomber. A pretty deep brown but if you hold it up to light you can catch the mega carbonation going on here. Faint pine nose. Flavor is a lot of nut and caramel malt. Muted band aid kind of hops on the back end with a touch of pine again here. Yeast is adding a strange funkiness as well to the back of the palate. An all too easy too drink and slightly hoppy beer. Something I can get behind pretty much any time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Red pour with a small white head. Aroma is earth hops, orange, tart, almost funky. Taste is orange zest, brown sugar, alcohol, and earthy.

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