Iowa is a wrestling state. For generations, clubs and high schools across Iowa have turned out champion wrestlers. Iowa State University and the University of Iowa have dominated the Division I collegiate wrestling scene. Take Down is our salute to that heritage. A classic Irish dry stout, Take Down’s backbone is Simpson’s two-row Golden Promise malt for sweetness and character, along with roasted barley and a little pale chocolate malt. English Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops provide the bittering and Irish ale yeast adds authenticity. Like a well executed wrestling take down, Irish stout can surprise you, with a lighter body and mouth-feel seemingly at odds with its very dark color. Lower alcohol level also encourages you to wrestle with multi-pints of this dark-but-light stout.
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast/earthy, dark roasted malts and mild nuttiness. The flavor is dark roasted malts, mild/medium nuttiness, coffee and a slightly tart/dry finish.
kaser (2488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on draft at Confluence Brewery in Des Moines. Super creamy head. Sweet and nutty taste. Light berry backbone. Black pour. Pretty good
boozedude (1662) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 515 brewery.. black pour.. brown head.. nutty aroma..very crazy smooth drinking..like drinking cream.ok stuffs
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