Grumpy Troll Downtown Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Malty sweet in the nose, medium bodied with a roasty character. Smooth and easy from first sip to the last drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at brewpub, pours a dark amber color with no head at all, aroma of roasted malt with a touch of chocolate, the taste is typical with sweet malt, overall not bad just not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Draught. Murky brown and slightly transparent at the edges of the glass. Has a thin film off-white head with clumps of bubbles. Aroma is rich and nutty with some chocolate notes. Flavor has a noticeable spicy character on a light nutty malt body. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a cloudy dark auburn with wispy head that leaves nice lacing around the sides of the glass. Aroma is grainy, nutty, and a little bitter. Flavor is nutty, dry, toasted grains; a small toouch of malt provides some balance. Some hop crispness in there too, at levels appropriate to the style. Nice and carbonated - finishes with a tinglier palate than one typically finds with a brown. A nice session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at Grumpy Troll. Poured clear, deep amber with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up nutty notes and caramel sweetness accented by a touch of tobacco.. there was an oddly-placed sour presence in there too. The flavor had toasty caramel and nutty notes throughout with a bit of leafy bitterness at the edges.. light sourness and herbal bitterness on the finish.. well-balanced and tasty. Lighter-bodied and somewhat tacky at times on the palate.. OK flow and a decent brew overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Very dark brown pour. A thin off white head quickly dissipates, but leaves a modest lacing. Rather faint nutty malt aroma. Flavor is slightly caramelized malt, somewhere between brown sugar and cream soda. A little nutty bitterness with a floral hop character. Delightfully smooth drinking, pleasantly effervescent in the mouth, but rather more felt than tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark copper amber brew with a fast dissolving off white head that dissipates to a thin ring and thin off-white ring. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, some roasted nute, flowery hops and a touch of brown sugar. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of toasted dark caramel malts, roasted nuts and flowery hops. Finish has a good balance of flowery hops and caramel malt aftertaste with a touch of chocolate.

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