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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A perfect balance of bitter and sweet, this bold brown ale will surprise your pallet and bite you when you’re not looking. Derived from an old time favorite this brew was constructed with passion and dedication to get it just right and that why it’s winning all the awards. Formerly brewed at Bayhawk.

knewell's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Overall not to bad. Pours a dark brown color and has decent aroma. Taste is light but pretty smooth. Has notes mild notes of chocolate and nuts and a little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Brown and opaquely cloudy. Not yeasts chunks which would be real bad but cloudy. Yeasty aroma with some brown sugar. Sweet malts and some brown sugar. Kinda bitter in a way. Eh?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa/chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, hops, & some nuts; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Milo024 (13) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Served from a 750ml bottle. Cola appearance with a tan head. Roasted malt and a faint of coffee aroma with more of the same on the palate. A standard brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1171) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bomber. Pours, well, brown. Dark brown actually, nice tan head with good retention and lacing. Nose is pretty average: lotta cocoa, malt, coffee notes, pretty much smells like a brown ale. Mouth is kinda watery, mildly sweet, cocoa, roasty character, wheat puffs. Nothing remarkable, but drinkable aIl the same. First brew I’ve had from these guys. Anyway, I’d like to think that if Glenn Danzig drank, he’d call this his brown ale of choice. Now how bout a Death Comes Ripping DIPA?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emurphy33 (4) - Hillsboro, USA - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
Had this while in Cali the other night at The Other Room. Another fine beer by Cosmic Ales. Excellent head on it. This is by far the best brown Ale I have ever had and I truly mean this. I wish I lived closer cause I would be drinking it every weekend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElBeerDrinker (2) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
At first pour, it looked dark but the aroma drew me in. I started to drink this cold and the taste was good but as it got warmer I definitely was able to appreciate all the flavors. Definitely the top brown ale for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Decent brown ale, bomber, love the design on the bottle, but the taste was standard brown ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pretty damn good for a style that seldom is. Dark mahogany pour with garnet and scarlet edges. Minuscule khaki head. Rich cocoa, caramel, and brown sugar essence. Touch of vanilla as well. Aggressive flavor despite the minimal ABV. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6341) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Draft. Poured a slightly ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was caramel notes, some light brown sugar, molasses character. Touch of nut in there. Flavor was sweet slightly toasted malt character, touch of toffee. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2301) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle from Keg N Bottle #2: The liquid poured a dark almost blackish colored brown with a firm layer of foam head. In the aroma, a full bodied nutty scent with plenty of caramelized toasted malts. The flavor is rich and unexpected seeing that this was a brown ale from a random unknown brewing company. As for the finish, there is some sweet licorice tastes that make this beer somewhat decent.

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