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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Smoked Brown. Collaboration with 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!


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
I had this on tap at Alesmith. Nice combination of smokey & chocolate with a nice mouthfeel and finish. Well done


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - 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!

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
Draft @ The Beer Company, San Diego, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma with weak smoky hints. Roasted malty smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate smoky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Rating #3. Pretty awesome beer, nice smokiness too it, seemed pretty dark for a brown ale, but a tremendous beer all the same. (2576)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of lots of burnt toasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke, and meat. Taste is lighter, of burnt toasted malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Lingering burnt smoke flavors. Very nice brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4370) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Toasted bread, sweetness, smoke, nuts, gritty coffee, and light chocolate. Very nice brown ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Tap @ Alesmith. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is smoke with heavy chocolate/roast and underlying coffee. Taste is smoke with chocolate, bitterness, roast, nuts, and darker tart notes. Clean mouthfeel. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Tasted at brewery. Dark brown with red tints and dark tan big head. Nose is deep tart and lightly smoky malt. Taste is thick and rich. Deep tart hints and chocolate. Gooiness behind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3228) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Taster at AleSmith. Pours dark brown with a medium brown creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is smoke, wood, with something a bit odd that I can’t place. Flavor is about the same with light cocoa and nutty notes coming through. Full bodied and creamy in the mouth.


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