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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. 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?


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...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3262) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
My favorite of three awesome new brews from Calicraft! It pours a dark reddish brown with a nice lasting tan head. The aroma strikes a great balance of red fruit, oak and roasted malt. There’s also some distinct floral hops. The flavor has the same balance of oak and earthy/floral bitterness that is just about perfect. The roasted malt adds to the rustic feel with some earth, roast, cocoa and toffee. The finish is bitter and roasted with a medium to full body and mouthfeel. I’ll be picking up several bottles of this. Loved it.

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. It’s delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11130) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bomber from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours dark brown with a creamy/foamy slight tan head. Aroma is chocolate over a typical brown roast malt. Med body. Flavor is woody chocolate? It is actually astringently oaky. The chocolate is dark, the oak is present, tho not overpowering, the drink is mostly dry, and definitely astringent. Amazing. I don’t usually like brown ales very much, but dry astringent bitter is a winning combo.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. brown beer with a light tan head. Cocoa aroma. Malt and cocoa flavor with light oak and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Malt and cocoa lingers with light grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (936) - 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
marcus (6537) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (980) - 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


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