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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hokanís Brown is a brown ale with an unexpected hop prescence derived from itís unique hop bill. Named after our Head Brewerís first born son, this one will warm your heart. All Year Long, Kegs Only.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1505) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Dark brown pour. Just a slight head. Just a slight smoked malt nose. Nice complex malt character with a lot of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (596) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap @ Hammerheart. Aroma is light amounts of coffee and chocolate. Taste is so fresh and dry. Great roasted malts with a subtle bitterness getting chalky as it dries out in the finish. Really good brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6343) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
Draft in a taster at Ei8ht Ball. Strange to see a Minnesota brewery Iíve never heard of down here, but apparently there are some Kentucky ties. Pours a deep, almost opaque brown with a small beige head. Notes of roasted and toasted malts, coffee, chocolate, tobacco, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, dry mouthfeel. More of a porter than a brown ale. But hey, if itís a brown ale, itís a damn good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Very dark brown, totally hazy body. Looks nearly black. Great thicker tan / light brown head. Leaves excellent, thicker lace. Awesome aroma on this! Cocoa nib in the nose, big coffee in the flavor... Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Good big full body for 6%, kind of chewy, chewier than many stouts of this ABV, even. Nice moderate amount of earthy hop character, more hop than your typical brown ale but not approaching IBA levels... The big, super-interesting malt profile is what shines here most. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Lightly slick finish. Some light cinnamon, brown sugar, oatmeal cookie type notes in the aftertaste... Fantastic brown ale. One of the best Iíve had in a while. Very complex and flavorful, yet well-rounded and well-integrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (561) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Tap. Pour is a dark brown. Aroma of nuts, hops, alcohol. Taste is sweet and has nice hop notes and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Nice deep brown pour with a spotty beige head. Nutty aroma. Medium to full palate. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter, malty. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Dark brown color with a medium head. Strong dark chocolate and nutty aroma. Very malty, toffee, and nut-laden flavor. Almost some smoke to it after warming. Light dark chocolate. Full body and slightly chalky feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
On draught at the brewery taproom in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Pours an opaque reddish dark brown colored brew with a dark beige head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted Bakers chocolate, some coffee, a touch of floral hops and some very faint soy. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of neutral dark English malts, Bakers chocolate, a hint of soy and coffee. Finish has a mild spicy hop bite at first followed by typical American imperial-style stout/brown ale with a normal lasting dry bitterness. I can see this brewery running out very early of this beer at ABR 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Thanks to Austin for letting me try some a little early! Pours dark brown with a thin tight khaki head that fades to a thin collar. Aroma has nice roasted English malt some hidden hops and faint toffee/chocolate. Taste has more English malt subtle bitterness and peat with a little sweet toffee/bakers chocolate. Palate is medium chalky and finishes dry. Really nice tasty brown ale!

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