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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flatearthman (9) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
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 (143) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. Got this beauty from Al! Thanks dude. The pour is a great dark brown/light black with a lighter tan head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty great. There is a ton of chocolate with a little nuttiness and a nice roast that I didn't see coming. It's pretty plain for a brown, but very good. I'm a fan. The flavor is very thin. There is a light chocolate and a hint of nuttiness again, before it turns to a nice roasted malt. It's simple and nice. The mouth feel is pretty good. You almost have to work the carbonation out, which isn't that great. Overall it's quite thin and lightly carbonated. The aftertaste is great. It's lingeringly roasty chocolate and little nuttiness. This is a pretty good beer. One of the best Browns I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is nutty, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, just really really good. Appearance is brown, hazy, light brown head. Taste is very nutty, malt, a touch light at first but then a nice dry chocolate, bready finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, a resounding nutty roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, this is a very well done Brown.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (746) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bomber shared with Brian and dusty...decent nose...chocolate nuts malt and light hops in mouth...decent but not excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4383) - Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2015
22 oz bottle from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Deep brown appearance with a small, lacy, lingering tan head. Aroma of nutty malts, milk chocolate, earth, coffee, light caramel, light roast and light toffee. Similar flavor, smooth, rich dark and malty with a moderate bitterness and a mild sweet, creamy finish. Light to medium body with a bit of a thin, watery feel. Nicely done overall and easy to drink too.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3976) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, unreadable date stamp on the shoulder. Pours clear nearly opaque very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, herbal, floral, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, herbal, floral, and roast/toasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent roasty brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This felt more like a brown porter with the balanced dark/bready and roasted malt flavors; but was still a very enjoyable offering regardless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2009) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Deep brown. A nice mix of roast, molasses, and faint hazelnut, mild fruit. Nice palate. Lingering mild roast, nutty malt, and brown sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (806) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Pours a deep brown with little head. Aroma of roasted grain, coffee, burnt chocolate. Flavor is marked by chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, nuts. Really is very smooth and sweet. Pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Nice balance. Light roast, some light chocolate. Dark pour with ok head and lacing. Light bitter sour finish. Bottle thanks to Gene at tasting a while back.


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