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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 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 nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this bomber from Freddy at the Biergarten in Jenks, OK, USA. Cheers Freddy

Pours Chestnut/mahogany with a slim tan head that drops off rather quickly. Zero head retention & lacing, the only flaw to this beer

S: Dark fruit, jammy notes, bourbon?

T: Chocolate, vanilla, carob, figs & a touch of caramel & dryness up front. This skews more like mocha with a boozey vanilla cream soda as this warms ( in a good way!), some figgy & cherry notes too. Finishes dry, with vanilla sweetness, & dark fruit; almost pulled 4.5

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, becomes warming

Hats off to Mustang & the crew at Krebs for this one, thrilled to see mustang bottling some of their product in state. I hope this a permanaent fixture. Will buy more when I see it most likely

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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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Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks merc
The beer pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is potently vanilla, almost like an extract. the taste is a bit roasty, sweet,with a hit of vanilla. It definitely delivers a big amount of vanilla with a great sweetness to compliment. This is definitely the best vanilla forward stout that I've had and certainly hits the spot.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3/5  rDev -18%

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 dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz served in a snifter.

A - Pours a very dark brown with 1.5 fingers of mocha head that dissipates pretty quick. A few specks of lacing are left on the glass.

S - Very rich aromas of vanilla and caramel malt, chocolate cake, oak wood, raisin bread, coconut, amaretto, roasted coffee beans, raw brown sugar, woody scotch alcohol.

T - Some acidic fruit upfront but then it transforms into layers of vanilla, caramel and chocolate malt, wrapped in oak wood. Prunes and sweet raisin bread with notes of amaretto and coffee. Has a soft woody finish with a bitter chocolate aftertaste.

M - Medium body with low carbonation, silky feel.

Very nice porter here. Very layered flavors that really hit the spot on a cold day like today.

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Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of sliverX
5/5  rDev +36.6%

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 BYOFB
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of robertjskelton
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of wiltznucs
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: Dark brown almost non-transparent with ruby tint and a small froth of cappuccino head.

S: Hot fudge, yogurt covered raisins, amaretto coffee creamer and vanilla bean.

T/M: Chocolate gem donuts, amaretto, burnt caramel malt, cherry NyQuil, bourbon soaked raisins and vanilla flavored syrup. Oak hops deliver a bit of bitterness to the rich vanilla flavoring. Tastes like cherry vanilla coke with chocolate syrup. Medium body with tangy carbonation. Finish starts smooth then turns dry and reveals bitter cocoa and burnt wood.

O: As excited I was to try this new offering from Mustang I gotta say I thought it was not fantastic. I really tried to like it but it super artificial tasting. Sorry Mustang I really tried its just not doing it for me. Props for taking a risk though.

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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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