RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
While celebrating our win of three Gold medals, two Silver medals and Large Brewpub of the Year on the festival floor at the Great American Beer Festival, Ralph Woodall of HopUnion said, Three golds and two silvers thats a full house! Full House is rich, dark red-brown in color, with an aroma of caramel, toasted, and cocoa-like chocolate malt with a pronounced floral Northwest hop aroma. The sweetness of the chocolate and crystal malts blend beautifully with the assertive flavors of Cascade and Mt. Hood hops. Full House finishes clean, balanced, warming and satisfying.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15777) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared at MaxxDaddys tasting. Pours light brown with off white head. Nose/taste of caramel, toffee, malt and light cocoa sweetness with some mixed nuts. Full mouth feel. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
@Maxxs TURD Tasting22oz bottle-pours dark amber with a tan head. Aroma is roasty medium malt-caramel. Taste is roasty medium malt-caramel, 2nd hop bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2011
double/imperial brown ale: here we go again. sticky toffee, toasted oat bran / granola and heavy caramel malt sweetness with a crunchy and crusty texture and moderate american hop bitterness. chewy, sticky and syrupy texture with buzzing acid and rough malt edges. blaaaaaaargh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8773) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Pours brown with a beige head. Toffee sweet malty aroma with herbal hoppy notes. The flavor has toasted and toffee malts, with earthy, herbal, and floral hoppy notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8005) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at Maxs for the TURD Tasting. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and spice. Mouthfeel is thin with ntoes of toasted caramel malts, spice, cocoa, and tree.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7276) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Brown pour from bottle with tan head. Spicy, sweetness, caramel malt, almost American barleywine flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (7052) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2015
22oz bottle from notes. Pours out a dark amber with a ruby highlight topped with a thin head. Nose is some caramel chocolate sweetness pit fruit a little nutty and a light hop. Taste is more of the sweetness a nice malty backbone with the caramel pit fruit and a hop bitterness on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle:   Deep dark brownish caramel, burnt, thin frothy light beige head, a few rings of lacing.   Malty nose, slightly sweet, some fruity aspects that seem slightly tropical or like candied citrus peel in nature.   Definite citrusy hops at play here.   Also a bit of cocoa.   Citrus oriented hops on the tongue, decent malt background but not too big.   Very hoppy for a big Brown Ale.   I would have thought if this was an Imperial Brown it would be more roasty than toasty, and certinly more malt forward.   This one seems hop sided, albeit with a decent malt base.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Chocolate malt like finish.   Lingering candied citrus peel like hoppiness.   Not what I was expecting for a big Brown Ale, but I suppose with this chocolate malt like backing and candied citrus peel like zest, its an Imperial Brown Ale.   Really chocolate malt like, with lots of candied citrus peel like hoppiness.   Very different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a nice fluffy head and some lacing. The nose is malty with lots of caramel and light chocolate; ample roast and sweet melanoidin notes swimming amongst the clean light noble hops. The flavor has a heavy mouthfeel, but its not too sweet or bitter; very balanced. Plenty more chewy molasses and caramel notes in the finish with a very refreshing impact. Big flavors but easy drinking; dangerous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
22oz Bomber Beermongers - Portland, OR
Dark amber reddish color clear with a thin head. Lots of dark malt and spice in the flavor. There is a strong hops nose. Loved the flavor it is well balanced. Light with the chocolate malt and a smidge of caramel in the flavor also. Finishes smooth with a clean taste. Pelican is awesome again.

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