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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
A temptress that will seduce you, but leave your wallet feeling empty. Sweet Josie is crafted in the American Brown style. This is a complex beer balancing a nice hop bitterness with a generous amount of chocolate and aromatic malts.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
From a growler. Aromas of toffee, dark chocolate, a bit of smoke, and a decent amount of roasted light malts. Itís a reddish-brown color as opposed to a more traditional flat brown and itís a bit more translucent than a typical brown ale. It starts with a light sweetness, more roasted malts/toffee flavor throughout and finishes slightly bitter. Itís definitely on the low side for carbonation for a brown ale, but I imagine thatís by design. Itís very smooth as a result, and it lets the bitterness hang around just a bit longer on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5740) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Can. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is chocolaty, tossed, and lightly roasty maltiness with a slight leafy hoppiness. Some lighter notes of coffee and maybe a hint of burnt rubber. The flavor is OK, a little bit of that burnt rubber that I got in the aroma, but itís not horrible. More toasted and slightly nutty maltiness, fairly heavy sweetness, minimal hops, though thereís a light bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied and on the clingier side with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (527) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Pours up dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel with some roasted nuts and toffee. Taste is malty and sweet with caramel, roasted nuts, and a hint of dry bakers chocolate. A very good brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1595) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Brown pour, slightly creamy. Chocolate, bready aromas. Spicy (Amarillo?) hop notes. Medium finish and weight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 20, 2016
12 oz. can from Bob and Shereeís in Fayetteville, NC. Dark brown pour with a foamy white head. Nose is sweet toffee with coffee and toasted bread notes. Taste is slightly bitter with a spicy edge with a sweet finish. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Malty with caramel and some bready grain. Earthy with a bite. A bit of hops that comes through more in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1472) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2016
A sweet malt aroma, pours a clear reddish brown color with a short lasting tan well laced head. A sweet malt taste with a watery body and a short lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3849) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Can, very dark brown with a foamy head, sweet toffee on the nose with hints of resin and coffee, sweet bodied with a bit of toasty bread, a light spicy hoppiness, a little burnt cocoa and a sweet caramel hit in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennrudy (5) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2016 does not count
chocolate, caramel, brown, medium sweetness, medium body, smooth, well crafted beer. My go-to beer when looking for something that everyone will like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (734) - - JAN 18, 2016
Draft. Roasty toast aroma. Flavors are of mocha kissed by orange, with a mild suggestion of honey and coffee. The little bits of orange and honey sweetness add wonderful complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (339) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Grabbed a 6-pack of this while in the Asheville area over the holidays. This reminded me somewhat of our Maduro brown by Cigar City here in FL. Malt is a little more roastier and heavier on the chocolate. Almost like a malta. Semi-creamy texture. I would look out for this one again.

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