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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle shared. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel, nutty notes, roast and biscuit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with near flat carbonation. Decent beer and I’m digging the cocoa but nothing exciting. Would be something I’d quite happily session down the pub though if it wasn’t a normally inaccessible TG..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8476) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
Bomber courtesy of and shared with Kermis. No head or carbonation. Clear almost black pour. Lots of chocolate. Nice brew

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
22oz bottle at a tasting. Clear brown pour with weak foam. Nose is sweet cherry Twizzlers, cookie. Taste is thinner bodied than expected given the sweet aroma, metallic bite. Not really my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (4033) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2016
The bottle gushed a bit and even the slowest pours filed the glass with foam. Other than that there was no sign of infection. Good robust flavors of roasted chocolate and deep grape fruitiness. Frothy body. Ok. Bomber bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (417) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2016
Poured dark brown almost black with a tan head and lacing. Aromas of malt, semisweet chocolate, nutty, and toffee. Flavor is slight cocoa bitter with a smooth sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ctipping (1166) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2016
650 mL bottle. Deep brown. Big khaki head. Smell is nutty and a little roasty. Some bready malts too. Taste is a little hoppy. Lightly roasted malts. A little nutty. Lightly bitter finish. High carbonation. Medium body. Straightforward brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (975) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bomber. Red brown with a medium sized tan head. Semisweet chocolate, malty, root beer, dried leaves and a little earthy. Good balance of light sweetness with a matched earthy bitterness. Medium body with a light oily, fizzy feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Had at the source and received in a pint glass. 3.75 A: Deep dark murky brown color. Poured up to nearly the top of the glass, but a short creamy tan head is present. 4.5 S: Big toastiness and nuttiness - simply super potent. Hints of cocoa powder that dries it up a bit. Semi-dry overall. A truly giant nose. 4.0 T: Toasty and nutty but just not as powerful as the nose. Approaching moderate bitterness. Cocoa powder, woodiness, and semi-dry overall. 3.5 M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation which is surprisingly bity with a light-moderate creaminess. 4.0 D: Another winner. I wish they had more non-hop forward beers because this one was great. ★ 665 characters DavoleBomb, Dec 04, 2015

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flatearthman (25) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Pours with short lived head. Slight malty nose. Nice flavorful brown with a bitter sweet front pallet and a small lingering bitterness finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuchessOfIowa (157) - Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Dark chestnut color with a thin light tan head. Medium roast with hints of toffee. Subtle coffee and walnut flavors with a lighter body than expected and very crisp.


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