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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Oak Aged Imperial Brown Ale with tons of oaky, woody flavors. The base brown malt profile provides a huge caramel, coffee and chocolate body with minimal hop bitterness match perfectly with the complex flavor profile of the oak chips.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4228) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is some oak tannins with some sweet caramel malt. Flavor is more of a woodsy with none of the sweetness of the aroma. This was not aged in a liquor barrel far as I can tell, this just has a nice woody flavor. A nice example of a brewer doing something different with a boring old brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1617) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Well the aroma is butter and vanilla and the flavor has an acidic carbonation bite. . Light brown clear beer with some lacing.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Msdrbeat (651) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours deep brown but clear. Good head. Lots of wood in the aroma. Very oaky.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (1712) - Hannover, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2017
Aroma: woody, vanilla, sweet, toasty notes. Appearance: hazy amber color and creamy head. Taste: roasted dark malts, roasted nuts, vanilla, woody, chocolate, higher alcohol notes, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, woody finish. Overall: Really nice BA Brown Ale, nice vanilla notes, maybe the base beer should be more intensive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (1359) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, wood, fruit, bread and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque red/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread and roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, comlex and balanced. Great sweet caramel toffee at the start of this beer, helped by those added oak chips. Only a slight dash of roasted malts and therefore no distinct chocolate. Tastes great, but the palate could have bene better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10334) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Capones. Pours hazy chestnut, looking ruby through direct light. Nose is oaky, with vienna/brown malts, caramel. Tastes vienna malty, with notes of oak, nuts, caramel, cacao. Decent and unique ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (220) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Has coffee front taste. little after bie like espresso. Not much head and slight bourbon taste.Brown in color. Overall not an overwhelming bourbon taste which I like. Interesting brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3975) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Gorgeous brown amber topped by a quickly dissipating caramel cream head. Oaked body yields butterscotch, bourbon and vanilla notes twittering across a smooth amber and brown malt backbone, with flares of coffee appearing hear and there. First impression on the palate is that this tastes a bit thin and underbodied. Caramel bourbon, butterscotch and muted vanillins rolls around the mouth. Coffee grain and bourbon finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bought this over a year ago. Aging in my fridge patiently. The aroma is wood, bourbon, warm mulling spices. Deep brown pour with a khaki head. The aroma is chocolate and charred wood. Lighter bodied, but there is a distinct note of charred oak barrels. Bit of vanilla, butterscotch, coffee, oak. Flavorful and complex. Underrated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (940) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a deep brown with a medium khaki head. The aroma is very much as advertised. There is plenty of coffee and oak, with lesser amounts of caramel and chocolate. The taste is heavy in chocolate with a complement of vanilla. I get undertones of coffee and caramel, some smoky elements, oak, and nuts. There is a short aftertaste that is oak and caramel. Medium in body, with a thinner texture, and average in carbonation. Not bad overall.


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