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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Unmistakably malty, Possum Trot draws its inspiration from the classic brown ales of England. This unique style, given Kansas City's original nickname, combines a variety of barley to produce a toasty, nutty malt flavor with a slight hop bitterness in the finish for balance. Gold Medal Winner at the 1997 Great American Beer Festival. Bronze Medal Winner at the 1998 International World Beer Cup.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Draft at the brewpub .. . KC! . Pours a dark tan, light foam .. . some maple and molasses .. . thin .. . made with possums?? .. . a decent brown but straight brewpub style .. . . The only monster here is the gambling monster that has enslaved your mother! I call him Gamblor, and it’s time to snatch your mother from his neon claws!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Draught @ Brewpub: This one poured a fairly dark brown color. Mine had almost no head on it and what was there left no lacing. There is a nice nose to it. Faint chocolate and nutty notes. Maybe some floral hops. The taste is good. There is a faint nuttiness to it, as well as some chocolate. Medium malt body. Decent and an easy drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet caramel and nutty aroma and taste with hints of roasted grain molasses and tart citrus to the back end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Sampler at the brewpub. It poured a brownish color. The aroma was of nuts, with a little bitterness and a sharp finish. It was pretty robust compared to a lot of brown ales. A very decent brew.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
On tap @ 75th Street. Dark red/brown appearance with a creamy light tan head. Roasty, nutty brown malty nose. Slightly low carbonated mouthfeel. Roasty, nutty flavor with some bittering hops on the finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 30, 2010
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized dark tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-opaque dark brown colored body. The mild aroma was brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, darker brown pour, roasty with somewhat tart sweetness. Lighter bodied with some bitterness. Pretty sure this won a medal here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4163) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Tap @ 75th Street. Very dark brown. Aroma of nutty malt. some chocolate, nice toasted grains. Flavor has a very nice toasted grain a bit of caramel. Earthy hop. Light bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown body with a thick, dense and creamy, milky off-white head with lots of lacing. Soft and light aroma of mostly caramel and some dusty cocoa. Little nuttiness and a hint of hops. No real roast to this at all. Flavor is similar and watery until a light roast and hop bitterness kicks in as well as a soft, dark chocolate finish. Decent amount of lingering flavor. Palate is medium bodied, smooth, and creamy. Overall, a fairly decent brown ale. Nothing special or out of the ordinary, but sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Name: Brown
Date: February 25, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, scattered drippy lace
Aroma: sweet nutty chocolate aroma, dark caramel sweetness does an excellent job pulling out the chocolate character
Body: body is a bit watery
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice nutty character, hint of roasted, mostly dry with just a touch of caramel sweetness, light earthyness, light bitter finish
Overall: flavor can’t live up to the lofty promises made by the aroma
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


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