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Offline deepsouth

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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2010, 01:10:51 PM »
I made an Imperial Mild once... I called it a Brown Ale.  :D

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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2010, 01:22:25 PM »
Damn it Tankdeer.  Everytime I see one of your posts I get the Peanut butter jelly time song stuck in my head.....With a baseball bat.    :D

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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2010, 01:37:58 PM »
Damn it Tankdeer.  Everytime I see one of your posts I get the Peanut butter jelly time song stuck in my head.....With a baseball bat.    :D
It's all part of my evil plan for world domination..... bwaahahaha
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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2010, 11:19:58 PM »
Damn it Tankdeer.  Everytime I see one of your posts I get the Peanut butter jelly time song stuck in my head.....With a baseball bat.    :D
It's all part of my evil plan for world domination..... bwaahahaha

lol  Man, when Brian did that on Family Guy...wow. 

I think people need to get over this fascination of having imperial versions of common beers...Imperial india brown pale stout!  It's like in music...people just HAVE to come up with all sorts of stupid sub-genres for a genre of music.  Suicidal dark forest picnic depressive black metal!  Whoo! 
Gimme of a break! 
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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2010, 10:26:01 AM »
I sampled an Imperial Mild at a brew-in once and was told be the brewer it was a mistake - came out much higher gravity than he was shooting for. It was still good even though I do think it's an oxymoron.

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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2010, 11:28:00 AM »
I have a feeling lot's of mis-made brew's end up with the moniker "imperial" ::)
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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2010, 12:23:26 PM »
To be fair, he said it with a grin on his face.

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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2010, 06:05:25 AM »
... you're just arbitrarily redefining they style, kind of like looking at a pig and claiming it's a poodle!  ...

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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2010, 09:22:22 AM »
Given the NB description of the recipe, I'm pretty sure the name is kind of a joke.

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This overfed reddish-brown session beer crams twice as much mildness into every pint

Pretty sure by that line the name is meant to be humorous.

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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2010, 08:32:43 PM »
The only thing Mild traditionally meant was that it wasn't aged. 'young' = 'mild'. Had nothing to do with strength, roast, hops or anything else. Mild's were commonly +6%. Sarah Hughes is actually an outlier b/c of the massive amount of crystal malt (25%) that goes in and the lack of any brewing sugars. Historical milds never had any where near that much crystal...if any at all.

As for stout, roasted barley wasn't used widespread until the 20th century and then not really until WWII. The only thing that stout meant was that the beer was a porter that was STOUTER at that individual brewery. Meaning Truman's stout might not be stronger than Barclay Perkins porter. Its relative. People seem to fumble over roasted barley still. There are many many stouts made today that have no roasted barley and are thoroughly stout's.
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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2010, 10:30:32 PM »
So it sounds to me that Imperial Stout is sorta a misnomer then. 8)
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Re: Imperial Mild? Really...
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2010, 07:47:51 AM »
Imperial only meant that it was brewed for the Imperial Czarist court. Nothing to do with strength per say originally. Many breweries then adopted the name for their strongest beer...the vast majority of the time it was an RIS like thing.
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