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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A Brown Ale with a bite. An American interpretation of an English classic, with lots of domestic Tettnang and Cascade hops to complement the roasted malt character. Head Brewer Wil Turner says this is the beer he is most proud of out of all Goose Island beers!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2415) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is dark brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma is fabulous. Vanilla, chocolate, malt, bread, a touch of booze. The taste is so smooth and easy going, itís hard to believe the aroma can be so powerful. Gene and I both marveled over the bold and assertive quality of the beer despite itís low abv. The power of an imperial brown ale or barleywine with session-like drinkability. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft. Deep dark briwn color. Aroma of lightly spiced brownies. Taste is really full bodied brownie mix. A huge beer for 5%.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Mild Lacing S: English Malts, Milk Chocolate, Mild Tobacco T: English Malts, Mild Chocolate, Mild Tobacco M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malty Overall, an interesting choice from GI that seems a little out of their realm, decent but one and done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2013
9/16/2013: Goose Island Naughty Goose... Aroma: Enticing caramelized maltiness with dark chocolate. Appearance: Attractive brown color thatís golden around the edges, opaque overall; frothy tan-colored head that lasts a decent amount of time. Flavor: Rich maltiness thatís just right for the style - not to thick and heavy, but not too light and thin; caramelized sugar (but not too sweet), mild cacao and nuttiness in the middle, wonderful blend of hops (spicy/earthy, just a squeeze of citrus maybe) in the finish along with just a bit of dark chocolate; mild bitterness overall, but quite well-balanced. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth, calm texture. Overall: This is an excellent brown ale thatís flavorful, sessionable, and extremely quaffable; everything is SO well-balanced! Draught (growler fill) from Country Fresh Market in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #163 for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1001) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft pour dark brown. Nose chocolate and faint roast. Taste sweet malt, roast, and chocolate. Definitely soem hop character, mostly pine. Roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Draft at Craft. Pours turbid deep brown with tan head. Nose is caramel malt, brown sugar, hops, cacao, mild nuts. Tastes of earthy brown sugar, caramel malt, mild cacao, and ample hops. Well balanced and a top nothc example of the style that may as well be called the Rodney Dangerfield of beer styles.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma has a sweet brown sugar, chocolate, light hoppy note. The taste has a nice mix of milk chocolate and a bittering hop finish. Solidm

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
On tap. Pours a brown cola color with a tan head. Aroma is much more roast than I expected along with chocolate and some hops. A little bit of butter. Taste is roasty with some hops. Medium, creamy body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (703) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Tap @ Swift w James Streets and E. Dark brown with smooth almond head. Nutty chalky taste but not too harsh or uneven. Good solid silky brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Draft at Swift with streets, Brendan and Erica. Pours a deep, deep brown with thin chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is light coffee roast and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet malts - wow pretty plain. Somewhat disappointing, but not bad.


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