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RATINGS: 81   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, grain, and grass. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2012
22oz bottle. Creamy medium beige head atop cola-black body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, toffee, some roast, nut/salt. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some nut/salt, roast, toffee. Alcohol well concealed. Medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9794) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, nutty, and cookie malt with earthy hops, cinnamon, nutmeg, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9242) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Very dark brown pour with a light brown head. Aroma has a lot of roasted nuts, some raisin bread, charred hops. Flavor is nutty, bready, a bit bitter and some artificial sweetener notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an off white head. Aromas of roast, earthiness, chocolate, and toasted nuttiess. Tastes of roast, caramel, roast, earth, nutty, and chocolate. Never would have guessed it was 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7915) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours a nice mahogany with a good looking quarter inch mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up yummy rich roasted malts and coffee to go along with almonds, some molasses, anise like spice and earthy malts. The taste has a sizeable anise note followed by some rich roasted malts, nuttiness and some sweet molasses. This gets more and more spicy anise Mt Rainier like hops, damn. This is loaded with anise like black licorice notes. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with my father in law. Very hazy medium brown, off white head. Heavy malts, lots of cocoa and burnt sugars, finishing with an assertive bitterness. A bit of dusty yeast. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Virginia Trip – bottle
Aroma blend of brown malts with alcohol heat. Bit rough 6+
Appearance brown ale with tanned top. Rocky cap.4-
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied brew. Mostly malty with late hop notes on top. As in aroma bit rough dry alcohol around. Needs some tweaking.

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