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American Strong Ale
Ranked #127
Ranked #20,613
3.95 | pDev: 8.35%
To Øl
Very Good
Jæmes BraunJæmes Braun
Notes: Malts: Pale, Flaked oats, Biscuit, Chocolate, Care crystal, Dark brown sugar, Aroma malt, melanoidin, cacao
Hops: Sorachi Ace, Citra

Ever wanted to drink a beer that could make you get up and dance? Well Get Up Offa’ That Thing and drink one of these! That’s right, Papas Got A Brand New Beer and he wants to share it with you!

To celebrate the life of a truly indulgent and talented man, we bring you a deep, fat and well rounded Imperial Brown Ale. Packed full of soft roasted German brown malts, as well as chocolate malt and Flaked Oats, then topped off with bright and zesty Sorachi Ace and Citra, this is the beer of Funk and Soul legends.
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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high light tan colored head that left a very thin film of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to aromas of dark, roasted malts and licorice are present in the nose along with hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of black licorice and dark, roasted malts. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The roasted malts contribute some dryness to the finish.
O: This beer has a lot of roasted malt and licorice flavor and nearly approaches what you would expect in a Russian Imperial Stout, except that it is a little lighter in body. It does a very good job at masking any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Very deep mahogany brown in color with tons of sediment, the pour builds up thick fluffy tan head that well retains itself with good retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting foamy crown and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Loads of sweet malty goodness in a nose, I get dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted caramel, sugar, burnt biscuit, dark bread, molasses, oat, charred husk, hazelnut, all from malt, along with spice and peppery, fruitiness of berry, prune, and plum, as well as some sweet and spicy alcohol.

There is still plenty of dark and roasted malt covering through the palate sensation with the suggestions of dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted caramel, sugar, burnt biscuit, dark bread, molasses, oat, charred husk, and hazelnut. Hop at the same time lends its peppery spice while the other flavors like licorice, berry, prune, and plum follow up closely. Alcohol is there too, it is sweet, spicy, and slight warming. The end and aftertaste is left with big and bold bitterness from roasted and hop, some fruitiness, and sweet, spicy, yet warming alcohol.

Full body with some chewy touch through the palate, smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation but it is crisp enough to carry all the things well, the feeling is well-rounded and just right with a pleasantly dry finish.

This one is so good Impy Brown Ale with lots of its typical sweetness, roasted caramel, dark, and chocolate malt plus with a big peppery spice from hop and a pleasant warming touch of alcohol.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 bottle, properly cellared. Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a half finger dark khaki head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa, hints of dark fruit, a bit boozy. Flavor is semi-sweet dark toasted malt with some light char, milk chocolate, light molasses, hints of plums and wood. Finishes with dark malt, wood and long lingering, almost astringent hop bitterness, a bit drier. Medium bodied with nice creaminess. An imperial brown ale that straddles the line between brown ale and porter, with rich cocoa malt, but more aggressively hopped. I didn't realize this was a hoppy ale or would not have left it in the cellar for a year. The hops are not tame, but have lost any herbal flavor they may have originally had. Still very enjoyable, the malt body is fine and fully supports the hoppiness. Despite the green bottle, no skunking; it's been in the dark for the last year so all is well.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There seems to be a bias on BA against European breweries. The complexities - hop bitterness, malt complexities, woodiness, more tannic berries and fruit such as blueberry and cherry, a subtle smoke, less sweetness, generally more challenging flavor profiles - are observed but not appreciated. I always liken the European beers to something more culinary, not favoring the "bottle share" 2 ounce drunkfest approach to gluttony. No exception here. An excellent beer that rewards contimplation instead of indulgence.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Lots of head, but not that good head retention. Quite lively.
Smell: Very danky and floral, a lot of hoppy smell.
Taste: Overwhelming with hoppiness. Very bitter. Some citrusy taste. After the hop front, some maltiness came.

Verdict: A little bit too bitter for my taste. It's a brown ale, so there is definitely maltiness in there, but it would satisfy an hop lover easily. Not exactly my type though.

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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings