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Twisted Manzanita Gillespie Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a dark ruby red color with a short lived off white head. It has a earthy, nutty aroma to it. The flavor was of chalk, syrup, bitter hops with a light booze note to it. The body was a little above medium with a bitter aftertaste. Overall an okay beer at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle Brown pour. Nice start with chocolate up front. Some tasty roast. Not very heavy in taste for the big abv, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2562) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
8 Mar 2014, tap at Manzanita Brewing. Brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is free bark and bitter dark chocolate. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tastes of cocoa powder and some sweet malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mdrobbs (2) - Clifton park, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Tasty never had anything from this brewery. Very nice appearance smooth mouthfeel only a sample I got from work. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (592) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours brown with a thin beige head. Nose is malt. Taste is sweet. Fairly bland for the style. I wouldn't turn it down, but it's nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6349) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head and a chocolate aroma. There is a bitter chocolate flavor with some dark molasses and a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
A very nice brown. Pours a very thick, quite nice red-brown with a light white head. Smells like brown sugar and hops. Taste is thick, starts off smooth, lots of brown sugar or maple sugar coming in at the middle, with the hops in the finish. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft. Brown beer with a cream head. Malt and light darker malt aroma. Caramel and light nutty flavor with light dark malts and backing hops. Medium bodied. Caramel and light dark malts with light roast/toastiness and light backing hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (277) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 24, 2013
This imperial brown ale had all that you want on the nose and plate: coffee, toffee, chocolate, and malty depth, finishes clean. A nice strong brown ale for winter stews.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Malty / sweet monster with undercurrents of herbaceous bitterness. Not what I would call my favorite imperial brown ale I have encountered in combat, but certainly not the worst. 22oz bomb courtesy of craftbeerconnect.com

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