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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Big, bold, brown, beer. A real hoss great for winter warming and time in your cellar.

A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 12% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle...Pour is brown with a off white head..Nose is roast, spice, dry, earth,...Taste is dry, spice, earth, bitter, muddy..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has caramel, some nuts, hint of citric hops. Hazy, orange-brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has caramel, raisin, some citric hops. Finishes more bitter. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Tap @ Half Acre: A 12% ABV "brown ale"... lol what? Deep, deep, opaque brown pour with the slightest ruby tint towards the edges; creamy, lasting ecru foam on top. Aroma is robust as hell. Toasted caramalts, woodsy caramel, honey roasted peanuts, cocoa dust, a hint of burnt bread, yeast, slight earthiness, & a mild kiss of dark fruits in the finish. Huge flavor, wow. Definitely much more amped than a brown ale. Thick, boozy, heavy. Toasted walnuts, earthy hops, mild perfume, dirty spiciness, hints of sweet chocolate a la Tootsie Rolls, coated in over-reduced caramel. Hints of raisins & reminders of Heath candy bars in the finish with a semi-pungent lingering of alcohol. Not quite what I expected, but I actually enjoyed this. Almost a little too much booze showing, even for 12% ABV, but still quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Laurel, spices, alcohol, caramel and some herbs in the aroma. Quite spicy bitter flavor. A bit alcoholic but still a decent balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6029) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, caramel, roasted nuts, and a hint of grain. It’s a dark cloudy orangish-brown with a small khaki head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with big chocolate and caramel. The finish has raisin, roasted nuts, and light alcohol. It’s medium-full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this makes me think of what Bell’s Double Best Brown would taste like if it existed...but single Best Brown is better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2280) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Strong nutty flavorvwithba one chocolate. Really smooth to drink with that hoppy finish that you know from half acre. Brown in color. Had a bottle pour at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Draft pour at half acre. Brown almost black color. Tan head. Aroma is licorice and nutty. Tastes nutty with brown sugar and maple flavors. Not too bad. Just not a huge brown fan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured deep amber with a beige head and some decent lacing. aroma and flavor were notes of dark roast, coffee, and alcohol with a light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2811) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle shared by TheAlum in the GTWM ticket line, thanks Adam! Pours a murky brown with a thin diminishing head and very little lacing, the aroma has a ton of chocolate and molasses, the flavor is sweet with a lot of chocolate and some bourbon notes coming through in the finish, really slick mouthfeel, this is a big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle shared by TheAlum in the GTMW ticket line...thanks Adam! - Pours murky brown with a filmy tan head. Nose is caramel with chocolate, adn some sweet boozy barrel character. Big sweet brown sugar taste, a little too far on the sweet side for my tastes. Milk chocolate, bourbon, and cocoa notes. Slick and big, with minimal carbonation.

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