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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bootlegger Brown Ale has a smooth taste - hints of chocolate and nut give this ale its sophisticated character. With a medium body and clean, easy-drinking finish, Bootlegger Brown Ale won't slow you down!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, scarlet-brown colored body with a finger-width, foamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nutty caramels and a light cocoa. Some light roasts and a touch of earth. Flavor is better. More of the nutty caramels up front with a light fruity sweetness and some cocoa. Some roasts blend nicely to balance along with a light earth. Finishes smooth, clean, and dry with a nice balance of all the flavors while leaving a light, roasty bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking, well made brown ale. Nice nutty caramel and cocoa along with a balancing roast. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
bisonkron (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2011 does not count
Appearance - The beer looked great, a little lighter than your average brown ale. Poured a great head that stuck around till the end. It was not cloudy. Carbonation was a little low but ok. The appearance got me excited to drink it. Smell - smells that stuck out to me; slightly smokey, and a hint of nuttyness. Taste - the taste mirrored the smell except slightly weaker. I found drinking straight out of the bottle to yield the most taste. Mouthfeel - Carbonation was adequate. the body was light and somewhat watery. Drinkability - Easy to drink, but I would not have another. Glass: Pint Glass Serving type: bottle

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
The darkest brown ale Iíve ever had to date. Looks like a thin Guinness, and smells like one too. Flavor of roasted nuts, like a Guinness.... Basically, its a good beer thatís not quite a Guinness

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1060) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Poured from bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with little visible carbonation and a soft, pillowy head. Nose is date, maple, and roast. Strong caramel on the flavor, backed up with a certain hops bitterness and an underpinning of coffee and chocolate. Good mouthfeel. An excellent sessioner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
On tap at Flying saucer. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy beige head. The aroma is a sweet roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a rich chocolate and nice dry finish. A good brown ale from Independence.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1225) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pint glass at the brewery- semi transparent dark brown, aroma of a malt that had just a touch of caramel added to it and a faint note of nuts. Hits the mouth with a low medium body, malt is there and has been just lightly sweetened, holds up well in the middle, finish is complete with a note of dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buddhasbrewing (1) - USA - MAR 12, 2010 does not count
This is the best brown ale that I have had in a while. It has some characteristics of a porter but itís very drinkable. Lots of coffee and roasted nutty flavors. Just the right hint of sweetness. Overall a really great beer that reminds you why you like beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Reviewed 1/3/2010 (Bottle): Pours a clear roasted brown color body, small tan head, pretty quickly diminishing. Roasted aroma, some chocolate. Coffee, almost burnt. Some sweetness, but only a little. Coffee taste, strong coffee. Roasted, but not burnt. Some ashiness, but only a little. Light body, very drinkable. Surprisingly tasty. Some nuttiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2010
The beer pours a dark brown, with some reddish highlights on the edges when it is held up to a light. The beer smells of nuts and malt. The taste is similar, but also very creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Sample at the Texas Beer & Brats tasting 10/11/2009. The beer is a dark brown color with a thin light beige head that recedes to a film eventually. Roasty malt aroma with notes of nuts and hops. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted malt and nuts, hops and a bit of chocolate. The finish is roasty with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.


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