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FiftyFifty Charles B. Brown
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dark brown highlights with mild roast and subtle chocolate flavors. A high gravity version of the English Favorite.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Draft at brewery. Moderate toast with dark bread notes. No hops really. Some grainy harsh bitterness. Taste reveals some coffee as it warms up. ok but nothing great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10979) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Tap at the brewpub as Charles B. Brown. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is nutty chocolate. Med body. Flavor is nutty, and there’s rather "creamy" chocolate. It’s just a little nut bitter. Mild nut greasiness. Good brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On tap. Pours with a mostly clear, deep mahogany hue with a tan head that fades but leaves good lace. Aromas are of big and robust malt, light dark fruit, a bit raisiny like Special B, leathery, spicy, lightly herbal, some grapenut like malt character. Flavors are toasty, lightly coconut like, raisiny, highly toasted malt, light melanoidins, medium sweet. Off dry, toasty, medium carbonation, medium-full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10841) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Nice chocolate aroma. Roasted malt, toasted nuts, earthy hops, and a hint of coffee. Light sweetness. The flavor is quite roast and chocolate forward. Cocoa powder, coffee, nuts, and earth. A bit on the bitter side, light molasses sweetness, and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Sampled at the brew house this past summer. Pours brown and clear. The smooth hoppy flavor is nice and malts are crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2012
At FWIBF, Brown pour with a tannish head. A lot of nuttiness involved (no pun intended) with some cocoa in there as well. Taste has some sweetness with malty chocolate and the roasted nuts are back again. Overall a pretty good brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Rich brown pour wiith a beige head. Strong presence of roasted nuts, toasted pumpernickel bread and maybe a hint of cocoa. Flavor is sweet up front, some lactose sugar notes, roasted nuts and a bit of a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Draft at Firestone-Walker beer fest. Clear chestnut brown color with a great lasting light khaki head. Awesome aroma, very nutty with cocoa. The flavor is also very nutty with a lot going on. Hazelnut stands out. Medium-bodied with a great dryness and subtle carbonation. Really great brown ale. FiftyFifty is crushing it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, chocolate, cocoa, light nuts, and some cream. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, cocoa, bitter coffee, light roasting, and light nuts. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, cocoa, bitter coffee, light roasting finish is medium sweet and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3190) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at Capones with Todd Ashman. Pours a murked out brown, full coverage of lacing. Aromas and taste of cinnamon, oatmeal, spicy rye, milk chocolate, and some nice cascade hops. Very drinkable.


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