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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1375) - 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 it’s 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 (6135) - 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 (10885) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Pours cloudy brown with a big tan head. Caramel malt nose with some roasty character and a bit of hop. Caramel malt flavor with some nice creamy coffee influence and roasty bitter finish. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
A dark brown beer with little head. The aroma was malty & the taste was sweet, slightlt nutty, & chocolate.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a thin head. Aroma is not bad - dark malts, etc. I couldn’t enjoy the flavor, though - it has homebrew twang. Maybe I got a bad batch or something, but this just wasn’t that good.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Thanks ericandersnavy. Pours a thin still dark brown with a very thin head. First thought is infected and I should have explored this possibility before taking a sip. Definitely infected. Nose shows it for sure, rotten fruit. Tastes very very infected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 Pretty standard brown ale if you ask me. Not too many remarkable qualities stand out.3.0
RE-RATE 2/13/10 On tap at the Tap Exchange. Pours a clear dark brownish red with a nice white head. Appears creamy. Aroma of roasted malts and light bitter coffee. Smooth feel. Taste is a fairly pleasant brown with lots of roasted malts and a hint of caramel. Definitely better on tap than in a bottle.


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