mrjaxson (630) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2017 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Met a friend for lunch down at First Street Draught House, and saw this one on-tap. Full nonic-pint. A thick finger-width beige head on top. Excellent rings of lace left behind after each sip.
The nose is hoppy and full of citrus goodness - orange slices, grapefruit, pomegranate. A little dry scent in there like sawdust. Clean body, though erring on the thinner side. Finish is a little more slick than I’d like on a Strong Ale.
Grapefruit smacks me right away. Semi-sweet candied malts, honey, syrup, lime. Alcohol is barely detectable as far as flavor, but I can feel it after awhile.
This was a good beer, and a treat to sip on while watching the first few games of the tourney and waiting for my food to arrive. Another win for Lagunitas.
Starts with a huge noseful of caramel, whiskey and piney resins. Seems like sticky chunks of bark should be floating in this glass. Full-bodied brew with distinctive amounts of sweetness and bitterness leading to a solid sweet and dry finish. WTF indeed. Enjoyed three months after its Aug. 21, 2017, bottling. Label said gravity and IBUs unchanged but ABV now at 8.1%. Thank you. Fabulous soliloquy on the label: part Jimmy Stewart, part Humphrey Bogart, part Mystery Men. chucklemation (1796) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white foam head. Aroma is caramel malts with pine and floral hops. Flavor is similar, a little resin. Bitter and well-carbonated. Pretty good. mesacollier (36) - - OCT 24, 2017
Strong bourbon and malt aroma, reddish brown color, nice lacing, smooth bourbon flavor with hints of malt, chocolate, and hops.
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Clear amber, covering lace.
Full body, smooth texture, moderate flavor, hot mouthfeel, good length.
Pronounced bitterness, dry but less so at the finish.
Intensely hoppy, rich caramel background flavor.
Strong personality, very enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Bottled 199th day of 2017.
Pours brown, great head of foam and lacing.
Roasted Brown Ale nose with a citrus bitterness and booze.
The underlying Brown Ale, I like. The intense bitterness and intrusive alcohol, I don't.
No problems or complaints aboot the mouthfeel.
Not for me. Not this fresh at least.
bdleedahl (631) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 3, 2017
Quite bitter, only medium body. I think this beer is a barley wine effectively. Overrated on ratebeer.bottle on Berkeley
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UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Deep ruby red brown, decent but short lived head and drippy lacing. Black cherry, strong bitterness for brown ale. Dry finish with a lingering taste. $4.49 22oz bottle at Binny's, River Forest, IL ChrisOfstad (446) - Hamar, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 0,7 litre Bottle ordered from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg, at home. Brown with little offwhite head. Quite Good, Hoppy aftertaste. thorongil2 (3566) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2017
(Bottle) clear, bright orange colour with a tall, tan head; aroma of caramel, stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish TexasMac (22) - - SEP 1, 2017
WTF Ale. A malty, robust, jobless Recovery Ale! We’re not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean we’re 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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