Brandy's Imperial Sundae - Saddlebag Series | Mustang Brewing Company

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Brandy's Imperial Sundae - Saddlebag SeriesBrandy's Imperial Sundae - Saddlebag Series
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mustang Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States
mustangbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by StaveHooks on 10-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.3%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Elevenb4g
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Sweffin
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decent mouthfeel, but off metallic flavors

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of OKCNittany
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robertjskelton
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Mbpike
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of DelMontiac
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stumbled upon Brandy at Brown's Bottle Shop in Stillwater, OK while looking for whales. I'll admit the label and name of this beer piqued my interest and I had to have it. An unimpressive cola color and a short lived fizzy head were unimpressive, but you never know with porters. Aromas of simmering dark fruit in candy sugar, dark malty chocolate, and vanilla are detectable, but not pronounced. While chilled, there is a metallic off-flavor, but warmth will allow this porter to open up a bit. Once warmed in the glass for about 30 minutes, I found flavors of rum-raisin, plums, short bread cookies, brandy, baker's chocolate, smoke, and vanilla beans. The medium body is met with some serious dryness thanks to 9.1 abv. Warm your porters! Goes great with a pepper-crusted T-bone steak!

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Photo of Nostrajonus
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is not as full bodied as it could be. This isnt what I was hoping for. Lighter mouthfeel than I would have preferred. Almost a complete lack of maltiness. The more I drink, the less I like it. This reeks of artificial sweetness. No thank you.

EDIT: After reading others reviews, I am confused. This is not a good beer in my opinion.

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Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of MartzMimic
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown. Creamy tan smooth head that lingers. Aroma of malt, bread and raisin. Initial taste is malt, dark fruit and vanilla, but the chocolate, coffee and alcohol really comes through as it warms a bit. Only a slight bitterness. Medium mouth. I came to like this more and more with every sip. A quality porter where everything comes together well.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Envelopes
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of BYOFB
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of AlexFields
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours chocolate brown color with a decent head.

Smells very malty, some vanilla and booze and maybe light chocolate.

Taste is very sweet, almost cloying. Plenty of vanilla which is the best part of this beer, but it could use a somewhat darker backbone to support the sweetness and vanilla.

Pretty drinkable considering how sweet it is.

I like this beer but I don't love it--it's not very well balanced, the vanilla is nice but not particularly memorable.

6.8/10

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Brandy's Imperial Sundae - Saddlebag Series from Mustang Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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