Bull & Bush Big Ben Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (619) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
I was excited by this beer since I love brown ales. I am disappointed. The flavor is good, but the beer is very thin and watery. Needs more body. Kick this up another notch and it could be great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bcasadei (4) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
roasty aroma, dark brown color, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, nice balanced roasty finish with a slight hop bite. I enjoyed the nice balance of this brown ale, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
On tap at GABF as I was pouring for Bull & Bush. Pours a fairly typical darker brown color with a well-formed off-white head and good lacing. The aroma is nutty and chocolatey, not too intense but nice. The flavor is heavy on chocolate malts, lending a bit of a Hershey bar flavor to it, with caramel and nutty notes in there too. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and a pretty smooth mouthfeel. Solid example of the style overall from the surprisingly good Bull & Bush.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a brown color with a thin white head. This might be one of the better brown ales that I have ever had. It is rich, chocolatey and full of flavor. I would drink this beer regularly and I don’t even like the style. This is full of lots of complex flavors. Mildly roasted with an unexpected spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5510) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2009
A fairly dark and robust brown ale, with a lot of chocolate and hazelnut character to it, as well as a fair amount of roasted malt flavor, and some buttery qualities on the back end - moderate bitterness and some leafy character in the finish - a decent brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
On tap @ Falling Rock. Clear copper brown with a small beige head, fading to a thick film. Buttery toffee up front with some light toasted malts behind. Flavor is a little roastier and has less buttery notes, though still faintly present. Finishes semi-dry, lightly roasty, and nutty. Bitterness was @ a 2. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. OK brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
Sampler at the Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery, Denver 11/10/2007 Some roast aroma. Mid brown coloured and smooth on the palate with a dry roast malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2101) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra at Falling Rock. Average brown. Some substance but not much to it. A very drinkable brown just not that exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - AUG 19, 2008
dark brown with beige head, it has a nutty aroma of roasted barley. medium bodied, the flavor is chocolatey with a hint of caramel. easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4269) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Pours a deep, almost opaque, almost sable brown with a fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma is rich and smoky with strong coffee overtone and spicy hints. Malty flavor is well-rounded with a considerable burnt coffee component and hints of chocolate and hops. The sweetness nicely balances the hoppy bitterness. Texture is smooth, rich and pleasing.

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