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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Not your traditional brown ale. This is a big, bad, bold brown. It’s 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badhack (486) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Non descript, but inoffensive hazy brown ale. Moderate mouthfeel. Some malts, no bread, some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor are both pretty faint with notes of nuts, caramel, charcoal, and coffee. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Sampled in a bomber. Chilled. A nice brown ale that was rich and malty taste an aroma. Well put together brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weidemann (6) - USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Appearance is quite dark, root beer when leaned in the light, otherwise solid espresso color. Nice tan head with cool-shaped lacing like a hippo head amidst foreign countries. Aroma has caramel and light nuts and chocolate, almost like a chocolate root beer float. Medium mouthfeel with a nice light creaminess floating around after swallowing. Taste is moderately bitter at first, there's a toasty bitterness that lingers for minutes. The following tastes, though, add caramel and nut and light cocoa powder with increasing vanilla aftertaste until the chocolate root beer float is closer to reality than fantasy. Overall: A solid brown that starts like a bitter dark chocolate and develops into a semi-sweet chocolate infused with vanilla beans.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Landmonger (155) - USA - DEC 18, 2013
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The color is a clean reddish brown with tan head, aroma is malt and some cinnamon, taste of cinnamon and roasty malt with some bitterness the carbonation is good lingering bitternesss overall average though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1569) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Caramel, malt, toffee, biscuit and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, caramel, biscuit, hop and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter for a brown. Caramel and chocolate finish with a lasting astringency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle - tasting @ Willows. Pours hazy chestnut brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor has some oak, but really malty, nutty. Medium sweet, light bitterness. Medium body. Above average for a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
from the tap. A clear brown with a nice nutty roastyness. A average brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VinegarStroke (365) - Napa, Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap: Clear dark brown. Solid head. Roasted malt. Coffee. Brown spice. Medium sweet. Not sour. Moderate bitterness. Cleanly fruity palate. Roasted and smokey. Bitter finish lingers. Good clean brown ale but this style is. to for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - 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

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