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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Sixpoint Brownstone is based upon one of my favorite and most popular homebrew recipes; an instant classic that Iíve been brewing since my college days. The most distinguishing characteristic of the Brownstone is its aroma of fresh-baked bread, which is accomplished by using generous portions of classic Belgian specialty malt. In addition, I use a very small portion of the same malt you would find in a stout, which lends a roasted quality in addition to the usual chocolate and nutty qualities you might find in a typical brown ale. Although brown ales typically emphasize malty sweetness, I find a balance must remain if the hop bitterness is diminished. As a result, I carefully blend ten different malt varieties and keep the Brownstone only mildly hopped. Instead of hop bitterness providing the balance, I achieve a balance among the flavors of malt: the deep caramel and malt flavors are balanced by notes of rich toffee, chocolate, a slight nuttiness and a roasted tang. It is a true session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5448) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Can: Pours cloudy brown with a huge tan head. Toffee, nut, breadheel aroma....a little stale chocolate. Taste is caramel malt, bread, roasty..... Slightly watery, but not bad overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
USA_MasterHop (22) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
a nice malty nose, which runs into a little chocolate with a nice hint of nuttiness. Roasted taste, with sweetness. Good balance!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Hazy brown color with average head and body. Malt made very modest contribution. Hops were mild but pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4658) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a medium-toned brown body with a slim, paper thin, tan head.

Smell: Pithy, resinous top note from the hoppier elements. Muted brown sugar, nuts, ashen roast, and ineffusive chocolate powder.

Taste: Earthy, roasted nuts. Very low hint of brown sugar, even lesser hint of cocoa powder. Some ashy soot, molasses. Never much sweetness present. Resinous, citric hops with a medium-plus bitterness. Light nutty, roasty flavors, as well as some sustained, scraping resins on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (barely), feels a little hollow. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A muddled hop-forward brown ale that, even with the addition of extra hops, still feels bland and lifeless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
I love the detailed deScription of this beer, and I think they achieved what they were going for. Notes of bread, bitterness from the roasted malts, some caramel, and chocolate. A lot of stout & porter character. Not as nutty or as sweet as many brown ales. Mild hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5371) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Unfiltered amber-brown. Really off, disappointing aroma. Clearly infected. Really sub-par, upsetting. I might cry. Off caramel amber. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz can. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a large tan head that has good retention. The aroma is lots of biscuit with caramel and slight chocolate malts. Taste is slightly sweet with tastes of caramel and bread, with a bitter finish. Medium creamy bodied with a mild amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robgibbens (425) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours deep brown, but has some opaqueness against the light. Nice big foamy head! Aroma has a freshness, caramel. Taste is nicely balanced, malts donít overpower hops and vice-versa. Goes down smooth with a nice coffee-ish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Location/Date:Can on September 8th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, nuts, faint roast.
Taste: Caramel, light bitterness, faint roast, nuttiness.
Palate:Medium body, light lingering aftertaste.

Summary: Glad I finally got to try this. Nice amount of flavor, roast, sweetness, nicely balanced, and at a solid abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap at the brickstore. A little spice and pine on the finish. Requisite Caramel malt aromas and sweet flavors. Some nutty flavors creeping in there as well. Pretty nice to style.

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