Lagunitas Brewing Company (@lagunitasbruhws) checking in at 7.83% alcohol. I've long been a fan of Lagunitas because they are some of the cheaper bombers to come across when browsing the beer aisles in Spec's. According to Lagunitas it was intended to be a follow up to their 2009 Correction Ale called the 2010 Recovery Ale, but... well... the economy hasn't really recovered, so they went with the Wilco Tango Foxtrot, a rather obvious play on words/abbreviations. Good name for a beer, in my opinion!
For this one I poured from a bomber into a pint glass... it's a clear copper color with about an inch of slightly off-white head. It has great retention with a little lacing.
The first hint on the aroma is mild hops, then a warmth of caramel malts and booze... very nice. The taste is more of the same... maybe a little less hoppy than the aroma but the malts aren't on top either. The boozy alcohol flavor doesn't come through as much as on the nose. This is definitely a good example of an imperial brown ale, a style that isn't defined on BeerAdvocate. I've tried one other imperial brown ale recently, the Tommyknocker Imperial Nut Brown Ale, and it also impressed me as a malty high alcohol brew.
Feels good on the tongue... pretty damn drinkable for a relatively high abv beer. It's not the best beer ever, but still tasty and one I'd recommend on a beer run to our neighbors to the West. Pick up this one and some others from Lagunitas and you will not be disappointed.
My Rating: B+