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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
Smoked Brown. Collaboration between AleSmith and Monkey Paw.

Ashes From the Grave has risen! Ashes From the Grave is a full bodied, rich, smoky, and chocolaty brown ale. The beer pours with a creamy chocolate head, and kicks off aromas of chocolate, biscuit, sweet smoke, and caramel. The flavor is big, bready, and the mouthfeel is round and luscious. This beer was a collaboration with Bill Batten from Alesmith, and we couldn’t love this beer more. Stay tuned next year for the sequel, Monkey From the Crypt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Smoked and mild roasted malts, a bit of chocolate sweetness, and light earthy bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
Has a medium brown colour. Light smoky, toasty aroma. Maybe the nose shows a touch of acidity. Acrid smoke on the palate, toast. A bit thin? The thing is, though, it improves a fair as it warms. The sugars come out more and really round out the palate, allowing the smoke to impress.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Draft at Stone Liberty Station. Black in color with a YUUUUUGE tan head. Very smoky, roasty aroma. The flavor is solid, dry with roast, dark chocolate, smoke. Medium bodied and drying feel. Deece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt with leaves and earthy hops, light smoke and dates. Flavor is chocolate malt, toast and smoke notes, dates, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Keg at Monkey Paw, SD, 12/11/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan covering. Nose is light roast, smokey tones, liqourice, tobacco. Taste comprises dark fruit notes, dark toffee, cocoa rub, earthy, light smoke. Medium + bosy, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok brown if a little sweet and cloying at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Had on tap at Monkey Paw in San Diego. Pours is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is slight coffee. Flavor follows with roasted malt dark coffee. Finishes pretty dry. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4170) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
19 Nov 2014, tap at Monkey Paw. scarlet/brown. nose is dark toast, very roasted malt. med body and moderately fizzy. faintly sugary malt, toasted flavor is almost bitter, mildly bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1764) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours a dark brown-black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of smoked roasted malts, dark coco, coffee, molasses, caramel, some woody notes, and some light smoked meat notes. Taste is smoky roasted and toasted malts, bakers coco, coffee, woody notes, molasses, sweet malts, and a light ashy note. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty and complex smoked brown that is quite unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4239) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Draft at Hamilton’s Tavern. Pours dark, dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam that doesn’t leave much lacing. Big smoked malt notes on the nose which suggest bacony pork. Kind of sweet and mapleish on the tongue. Coats the tongue nicely. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap @ Alesmith. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha head. Aroma is burnt roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate and faint smoke. Taste is the same with the smoke lasting on the end. Medium bodied, good balance, and decent carbonation. Not my favorite style, but a good beer.

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