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Bull & Bush Big Ben Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Draft at the Falling Rock. Mildly hoppy, sweet toasted malt accented aroma. red/brown tinted body with a firm pinky thin tan head. Fore is slightly tangy. Toasted malts. fairly estery with some perfumey notes. Finish is again somewhat tangy. Nice mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3464) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pint on tap at Euclid Hall in Denver. Sweet chocolate notes in the aroma with some moderate roast. Lightly metallic. Transparent dark amber-brown body with a medium, fizzy khaki-beige head. Starts with sugary chocolate maltiness. Becomes a little toasted in the middle. Finishes with more sweetness. Pretty good and flavorful. A bit sugary and sweet, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2002
Draught. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, mild coffee). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Roastier and darker than most American brown ales.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2008
tap at Falling Rock. mahogony pour with clarity and thin frothy off white head. huge nutty aroma with coffee and Frangelica. The nuttiest beer I have ever had. . a touch funky. a little chocolate. good balance. This beer has Big Nuts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5996) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Pours brownish with off white head on tap, aroma has nice sweet notes of toffee, nuts, molasses, some burnt toast, with a touch of roast. Taste is nice with notes of toffee, molasses, some dark fruit, nice nut notes with a slightly roasted but mainly sweet finish. Good brew, but needed a bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2128) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Not much aroma. Deep brown color. Mild maltiness with a bready-nutty finish. Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (853) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Draught. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel and grain. Thin mouthfeel with an even smooth finish. A little boring but not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Tap at the Falling Rock. Pour of creamy, dark toffee appearance, layering a thick, frothy head up the sides of the glass. Aroma of cream soda, vanilla cavendish, salted taffy, fig, and raspberry. Nutty, sweet and soft. Flavor is a sweet mash of old bananas, cinnamon, caramel, red licorice, vanilla, and toffee. Palate is cool and very soft with an earthy, woody texture and lots of residual sugar; finishes long and dry with raspberry bitterness and some gummy iced tea. Underattenuated throughout, but pretty smooth and easygoing enough to be pleasant.


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