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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Got them fancy clothes. Got that big car, suicide doors, 8 track stereo, color TV’s. Livin’ the American dream, now you’ve got a brew as smooth as a chorus from Al Green. Brash Brewing and Clown Shoes each made a brown ale at Mercury, then blended them. You don’t have to have solid gold pants to enjoy, but it helps.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (441) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark murky brown with a quickly disappating tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is dominated by nice roasted malts and hints of caramel and vanilla. Bittersweet cocoa on the backbone. A bit boozy. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol definitely warms you up. Perfect on this wet cold night. Sticky bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights under a thick frothy tan head. The aroma is soft sweet malts and cocoa powder with a touch of marshmallow. The flavor is sweet but with a roast malt bitterness keeping the sweetness well reined in. Complex in it’s own strange way. It does hide it’s alcohol well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Roiling dark brown cola pour, with a thick, chalky head. Strong hops and what seem like toasted cinnamon malts in the nose, somethign dry and nutty in there too. Thick and lively carbonation, nothing cloying about the mouthfeel despite the heaviness. Taste is imperial hoppy brown crossed with Christmas cookie, loads of toasted malts, caramel, all back up by ridiculous hopping. Warming, deceptively easy drinker, pretty good all around.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3724) - - DEC 16, 2012
bottle. muddy deep brown, almost black, beer with a small, creamy, tan head. sweet aroma of brown sugar, creamed coffee, and toasted nuts. lots of ’brown’ in here. loaded with nutty and toasted notes, caramelized sugars, root beer. modest on the hops. warming, but i wouldn’t guess at its 10 abv. i like this beer and this style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2281) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Deep brown pour, soapy beige head ... Aroma of caramel, roasted and chocolate malts .... Taste is bittersweet some sweet and dark bitter chocolate, roasted and caramel malts with a bitter hoppy bite .. Lively on the tongue.... Not bad flavors finished dry, roasted and light bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dphoxie (118) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
All in all I wasn’t too impressed. the aroma and appearance held such promise but the drink itself just didn’t deliver.aroma is sweet malts without much hop. it wasn’t sickening sweet, until i sipped it. then i just felt like they were using the sweetness to hide the 10% abv. I was hoping ot get more roast - more brown ale than just a sweet boozy concoction. I know know, it wasn’t my cup of tea.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollinsr (366) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours dark brown with an ample amount of tan head. Aroma is malty with some java nuttiness. Taste has some nice chocolate malt flavor with more of the smoky nuttiness as well as some underlying dark fruits. This beer should be rated higher in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
my first Brash beer .. . pours a medium brown .. foam is quite good .. . molasses and brown stuff .. . messy and confusing with a quick finish .. . . Yup, it’s coming along, huh? You should see it in August after the horseflies been getting’ at it. Hoo, man!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bomber from Capone’s, Frank Smith’s, and Craft Ale. Pours hazy mahogany with 3-finger tan head that laces well. Nose is intense earthy notes, hops, vienna malty, brown sugar, nuts. Tastes malty, nutty, with a bog mid-palate hop hit, and a complex and malty finish. This is a top notch brown ale, and the profile is more like an imperial nut brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle... Pours mostly black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is a rich marriage of mocha, toasted nuts and praline. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is a bit harsh and biting with alcohol leading off, but it doesn’t entirely discredit the roasty, nutty, praline and caramel components. Finishes bittersweet with a kiss of buttery toffee. Clown Shoes’ big beers don’t drink with the very best of them, but they are a nice, affordable, intoxicating option.


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