Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Style: Brown Ale – Imperial
Other Notes: 40 IBUs
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial brown ale brewed with Sumatra coffee.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 355ml bottle with a best by date of 31st January 2017 and poured into a Moonzen teku glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear dark brown colour with a nice two finger tanned head that had decent retention and left great lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and lightly bready.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with roasty coffee, chocolate and caramel with a hint of vanilla and nuttiness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s a nice Brown Ale that doesn’t feel like a 9% abv beer and drinks easily. It’s one of the better Brown Ales around but not quite as good as Prairie Okie though (in my opinion), but that one is barrel-aged.