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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Deep brown in color and creamy thick head are just the first signs that this is a different sort of brown ale. Rich flavors of chocolate and coffee with hints of roast bring the pallet alive, finishing with a lingering hoppy and roasted character that leaves you wanting more. This Robust American Brown Ale has a velvet and silky quality that makes you think you are enjoying a malt shake rather than a beer. Wonderful with food or as a stand alone, either way there is no longer a reason to fear the dark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bg80 (61) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
From bottle. This pushes the boundary between brown ale and porter, given the strong coffee, chocolate, and toasted flavors. Its a bit lighter in the beginning, but the finish is particularly porter-like. Not a bad porter, but a porter nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 26, 2015
This deep brown brew with a slight cream head forming around the edges has a choc and bready aroma. It's choc and crisp medium body has a slight coffee aftertaste. Very sweet. Not a bad brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Trade from a Sacramento friend, thanks Ed! Dark brown with massive four fingers of beige to light tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, some buttery notes, light caramel and toffee. Tastes of caramel, toffee, bitter/burnt roast, a bit vegetal. Medium-light body with a dry finish. A bit over-carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Good lacing. Nose of chocolate roasted malts. Medium body. Flavor is strongly chocolate and the finish is better. Excellent brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Brown sugar, chocolate, caramel. Moderate bitterness. Solid but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
A pleasant roasted malty aroma hits the nose and follows up in the flavor with light chocolate, caramel, and coffee. If not for being overly thin in body, this would be a solid brown. Had to laugh at this ridiculously high score on RB, seemingly for no reason other than "itís local."... "The most local beer Iíve ever tasted, so I may have a bit of bias, but nonetheless Iím super proud of this local small brewery." How bout rating it on its merits? Ya know...taste and smell and that kind of thing? "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (862) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
This deep brown beer has the aroma of caramelized brown sugar. I rich chocolate and roasted flavor are strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dereksup (13) - - DEC 31, 2013
The most local beer I've ever tasted, so I may have a bit of bias, but nonetheless I'm super proud of this local small brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
22 oz. bomber from Nugget Market in Woodland. It pours a nice dark brown color with a creamy tan head. The aroma is very toasty/roasted with light notes of cocoa and floral/woody notes. The flavor is intense with roasted malt, woody/floral hops, some cocoa and light notes of molasses. Really intense flavor for a brown ale. Good use of hops. No citrusy stuff going on here, just good earthy, woody floral hops to complement the toasted/roasted malt. Very nice creamy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Taster at Whole Lotta Brews going on at Whole Foods in Folsom. Coffee-forward almost porter. Pretty damn good beer for a brown.

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