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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Not your traditional brown ale. This is a big, bad, bold brown. Itís the intersection of a cabernet and an IPA. Or, say, 19th and Broadway. A blend of three oaks added during fermentation creates a red wine-like structure. California Cascade hops bring the local flavor that goes from roasted and bitter on first swig to a soulful, chocolate finish. Generally speaking, not for wussies. But who are we to say?


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (645) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Rich dark brown beer with coffee colored head. Cinnamon aromas and coffee flavors make this brown beer a well balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours reddish brown with a thin white head. Aroma is malt , but hop comes through vigorously in the flavor. It's a bit much for a Brown Ale. Still quite good, medium bodied brew. I'd have it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (541) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Dark red brown color with a small head. Caramel and roasted potato aroma. Flavor is a pleasant balance of bitter and sweet. Refreshing finish. Itís delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (930) - California, USA - APR 20, 2013
Quite a nice brown ale. Pours a very interesting purple brown. Smells of coffee and vanilla. Taste is similar, coffee and vanilla, with a quite hoppy finish. Had at tap at the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, toffee. Deep brown color with creamy khaki head leaving irregular lacing. Taste: metallic, biscuit, sweet with light bitterness. Roasty. Medium body, lively carbonation, oily texture a little on the thin side. Overall: this is okay. Improves as it goes on. The chocolate/roasted sweetness comes through nicely after nursing it for awhile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wordsworth (132) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Dark brown color with a tan head. Smells of hops and malts. Tastes strongly of malts and hops with a strong hoppy finish that is fizzy on the tongue. Not bad but not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrmartin (669) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Had this on tap at Lanesplitter. Clear Brown pour with small tan head. Nose was burnt. The malts were burnt throughout. Watery body. Bitter finish. Bad batch? I might have to try again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Aromas of deep roasted malt, mild coffee, toffee, chocolate and tons of caramelized oak.. Mmmmm.. I love it... Loooong, lingering flavors of caramel, toffee, coffee, roasted nuts and roasted malt truly stain the palate for minutes... minutes!!! Medium-medium-plus bodied, good carbonation, with a nearly dry, kinda bitter finish. Well made. Hits the spot for a local brown ale. Thank you Calicraft!!! You earned my support. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
A - Pours a fairly dark brown with a bit of orange mixed in and a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of chocolate and caramel malts, brown sugar, dark fruits, and a bit of oak and vanilla. T - Starts off with some caramel and chocolate malts with a bit of dark fruit and vanilla. Through the middle, some coffee comes through with some brown sugar and a bit of wood. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, wood, coffee, and a bit of dark fruit. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly fruity finish. D - Very drinkable. A bit light, but the flavors are nice and well balanced.


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