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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This hearty brown ale is named for its original brewer - our awesome Beerman Chad Opfer. Smoove Opferator started out as a very small experiment taproom-exclusive brown ale named “Brown Sugar.” Since then, it has undergone a name makeover and an expanded distribution to Iowa and Wisconsin. The taste is still the same as when we brewed the first small batch. Deep mahogany color with a hefty malt body. Robust flavors of roasted almonds, hints of chocolate with a slight bitterness in the finish. Oh so smoove!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (372) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pint glass in tap. Decorah. Pours dark brown, basically black. Small head with lacing. Aroma is choclate malts, dark fruits, coffee, subtle bittering hops. Taste of dark chocolate bitterness. Some sweetness as well. Fairly well balanced. Body is medium. Light carbonation, smooth texture. Medium finish. Solid beer from TG, really well made for the style, but not a favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1521) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2015
Pours a cloudy brown with a thin to non existent light tan head. Aroma is mild coffee and chocolate. Taste is smooth roasted malt with sweet caramel, nuts, coffee and baker’s chocolate. Nice, a traditional British brown.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2323) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Like coffee and cigarettes but lacking the slightly richer and fuller body. A bit like death and taxes as well. Soft feel, light medium body. Wet. Tobacco, dark caramels coffee. Brown in color, some creaminess. Thanks, Andy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (751) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste is toffee and chocolate and coffee. Sour sourness in the aftertaste. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4316) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2015
Aroma is toffee, light coffee and malts. The flavor is toffee, caramel, malts, fruit, mild sweetness and a tart/slightly sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5030) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Growler during RBWG. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. Medium mouth with toffee, nuts, roast, with light dry finish, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Dark fruits, citrus, oatmeal, chocolate and caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4902) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12oz tap at Dexters. Wow. Wasn’t expecting much from this, but it absolutely nails it. Deep brown-black body. massive beige head that settles down after a minute or two. Sweet cocoa chocolate caramel aroma. Sweet toffee/coffee finish. Super tasty, thick woody caramel. Fantastic for the style, maybe a little sugary and sweet. Heavy body for the ABV. World Class Brown Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (567) - - AUG 21, 2014
On tap at Toppling Goliath. Pours a very heady licorice colored dark brown with full beige lasting rocky head, with a reverse cascade to boot. Aroma is a delicious sweet chocolate malt with a grainy note. Flavor is chocolate milk with slight lactic hint in the finish. Cacao, grain, slight roasted malt. I’m tempted to quaff this, it has a slight hunt of porter complexity. Medium bodied, creamy carbonation. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2096) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
I don’t think highly of brown ales... But this is a good one. Aromas of toasted nuts and cream. Flavors are very creamy. I get chocolate milk and almonds with a nice amount of toasted malts. A great beer is all about balance and this one has it in spades.


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