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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stanleystu (1) - - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
Dark, roasty, chocolately brown ale. Iíve never met a brown ale I liked until this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
camaroguy (1) - Chatsworth, California, USA - JUL 9, 2016 does not count
This is by far the greatest Brown I have ever had. There is no discussion as far as I am concerned. I have tried them all. It has great Malty characterists, with a touch of a roasted flavor, and hints of chocolate. Goes great with a steak!

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oscbert (1253) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
~Rich milk chocolate aroma with bread, toffee,light caramel and light coffee. I could eat this aroma. Smells great. ~Pours a dark brown with red tints and a good sized creamy lasting brown head. ~Coffee flavor with chocolate, bread and toffee. ~Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, medium CO2, lasting coffee finish. ~What an excellent brown ale. Possibly the best I have ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1724) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Pours a dark brown with creamy tan head. Big malt, chocolate, coffee, bread, caramel and nut aromas. Creamy texture with some carbonation. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, and nutty flavors. Medium to full body with a lingering creamy chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (582) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
On tap at Limelight. Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is mild but mostly chocolate with a touch of roasted malt. Flavor is dark chocolate with some mild bitterness and a nice roasty character as well. Medium bodied with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Overall this was a really good brown ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Poured from the growler. I canít believe I havenít rated this before. Nice head. Dark brown color. Aroma is nutty and mild chocolate. Flavor is also nutty with a mild roasted barley and mild chocolate notes. Very slight note of hops. Overall one of the better brown ales out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours dark brown with ruddy glints and a creamy beige head. Smells like a very chocolate brown ale. Flavor is extremely chocolate. So much so that the grungy aspect of a typical brown is covered over. Finishes dry and chocolate. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5850) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4948) - 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.

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