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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This strong Brown Ale is quickly becoming a new Goose Island favorite. Seven different malt varieties are used to give this beer itís sweet complexity and round body. Lightly hopped for balance, this pint is the perfect accompaniment to a fine cigar.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
FoBAB tasting. my lil brothers favorite of the event. This was a bit on the watery side for me but was such an easy drinking beer. Poured a bit on the light transparant side, similar to a rootbeer. The aroma is of carmel and roasted malts. Taste is similar, and the finish was light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1771) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2005
On tap at the Clybourn brewpub. Dark amber with ruby red flecks. Head is light tan and mostly diminishing. Weak aroma: rye, dark chocolate, smokey leather. Quite a striking tobacco flavor, along with oak, more grainy rye and wheat, and chestnuts. Very soft, delicate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Tap at Clyborn location. Clear brown body. Primarily sweet aroma - dark chocolate, toasty caramel malt. Toasty caramel malt flavor, wheat bread in the flavor. A bold brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
FoBAB. Pours brown with a very thin head. Aroma of caramel, hops, and a touch of tobacco. Decent brown ale, but a touch thin. Worth a shot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Draught, 2005 version: well formed tan cream above a deep garnet body that is more opaque than notÖnose tingling spicy effervescence, heavy on the all-spice and black pepper which is reminiscent of the fruity yeast character of the Christmas ale from this year. Charred cedar and smoky qualities on the front of the tongue. Stays very moist and smooth on the palate and finishes very clean. Lingering berry flavoured malts and a hint of peatÖI have been waiting a long time for this elusive brew and am very happy with the result of my wait Ė a beautiful treat on a cold, snowy winter evening in Chicago.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Deep, dark brown with streaks of red beneath a tightly packed tan layer of foam. The aroma is soft and subtle with hints of nuts, chocolate, whole-grain bread, mild earthy hop character and a hint of toffee. A moderate, smooth body greets the tongue with light carbonation and a hint of astringency. Straight up brown ale here. Smooth, slightly creamy, nice (non-roasted) malty flavors with a light touch of hops to balance at the end. Itís not exciting or stand-out-ish, but itís tasty, easy drinking, balanced and flavorful. Well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Clear dark copper. Thin off-white head. Mix of light and fine malty flavors; caramel, brown sugar, buckwheat honey, slight roasting. Nice light hopping to give it a great in interesting balance. Nice and rounded and interestingly good brown. It isnít a cloying malt overload and it isnít a homebrew kit. To me, it gives a somewhat "dismissed" style a great name.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Tastes a lot like a stout, real smoke like. Dark brown, maybe black. Not that great of a stout. Doesnít taste like a brown ale at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2007
On tap at Cly. Dark brown with ruby tint, small tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor with plum and other fruit and a little dough. Medium body and well carbonated. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2006 clyborrn. brown ale? hardly. closer to a stout, pretty thick and smoky. honeyed but not particularly nutty. would have again. rerate: had again and it was pretty good. lots of roast/chocolate.


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