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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Our tribute to the English style brown with local influence is sure to please the connoisseur in all of us. Our Bison Brown Ale has a medium body using a variety of malts producing a distinctive hint of chocolate and nut. We use the finest English "noble" hops, making this a well balanced beer. ABV: 5.3% IBU’s: 24

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10669) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Growler (via ford9719) Initial aroma was strongly of vinegar when first opening growler - aroma changes to a strong maple syrup/brown sugar malt. Very dark brown with small head. Strong walnut malt and brown sugar/prune flavor with a moderate hops finish. Very nice and unique - fuller body than the average brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Sampler at the brewpub. Comes dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of roast and chocolate. Taste is roast, chocolate, and some coffee. Smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Dark brown body with a yellowish head. The aroma was roasted coffee with some chocolate. There was also some quality tobacco. Interesting for a brown. The taste was fairly roasted along with coffee and tobacco. A solid brown ale that seemed almost like a brown porter to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a deep brown with golden notes and a smaller off white head. Aroma of honey roasted nuts and lightly toasted malt. Flavor of honey dipped milk chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3880) - Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
4 oz taster at the brewpub. Pour is brown ruby with a thinnish tan head. Aroma of faint nuttiness and some malt. Taste is thin, watery, featuring some nuttiness and not much else. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Draft pours brown with a off white head,. Aroma is nutty, malts and roast. Taste is caramel , nutty and grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Sampled at the 2009 Parkville microbrew festival. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Has a nice chocolate aroma and a big coffee roasted flavor. This is flavorful enough to be a lesser brewer’s porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2008
On tap, poured a very nice dark color, foam is sorta a off white color a little lacing can taste the some choclate very easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Some lightly roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma, some dark wheat breadiness, that in a blind taste teast would almost qualify as a porter, but has more signifgant qualities in the malt bill as a brown ale. Very good and solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Grolwer courtesy of jgd0608. Aroma is very heavy on the nose. roast malt, chocolate, dark breads and mild coffee. Body is ruddy brown to black and holds a diminishing pinky sized tan head. Very roasty fore. Has none of the estery sweetness of many brown ales. Rather it has a dark chocolate kind of sweetness...a muted coffee roast sweetness that is full, rich and bold. Very full flavor. Though as far as mouthfeel it leans toward the thin body of a brown ale it gives nothing up to the heavier porter style in terms of flavor concentration. Very nice hearty/roasty finish that has me envisioning overpaked pumpernickle. A damn nice brown ale.

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