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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Rocky’s Revenge is an American Brown ale with a portion aged in bourbon barrels. Original Gravity: 1.059 Final Gravity: 1.013 International Bittering Units: 30 Color (SRM): 26 Malt: 2-row, Caramel, Carapils, Chocolate, Munich Hops: Fuggles, Northern Brewer


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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
12oz bottle -

Interesting beer and I can see this having some serious potential. But I think the brewers left this beer in the barrels juuuust a bit long, because the whiskey and wood really dominated this brown ale. Beers this delicate sometimes get overrun with the whiskey compounds, and this was really overrun. The beer pours out a semi-cloudy chesnut brown body, with an off-white/light tan head. The head melts out quickly and left no lacing behind. Aroma is light whiskey, some moldy walnuts, a touch of vanilla and maple syrup. Flavor is dominated by the whiskey. Vanilla, woody, some rubbing alcohol, and a mouth pucking tannic teabag flavor. Really dry, which doesn’t help balance out the whiskey. Mouthfeel is a little hot, rather electric and distracting. If they could leave a little of the residual sweetness in there, and back off the whiskey aging a smidge, this would be a really nice beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (549) - FRANCE - JUL 16, 2015
On tap in Chicago-- Pours cloudy brown with thin tan head. Nose is bourbon and cold tea. Aromas are wood, bourbon, fruits. Low carbonation, thick texture. Medium body, low carbonation. Medium vinous finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3359) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
On tap at Howells & Hood (Chicago, IL). Brown hazy body with a thin off-white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with woody, brown sugar and vineous hints. Good malty/hoppy taste with oaky, grainy, fruity, and cocoa notes. I was expecting stronger bourbon flavors. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2015
12 oz bottle from De Bierkoning @ home. Twist off cap exploded from the bottle as I twisted it off, hitting a glass out of my spectacles, luckily I was wearing them or I would have missed an eye. Not gushing though. Deep red-brown color, clear. Big uneven beige head with good retention, sticking to the glass. Aroma’s of bourbon, vanilla, red fruits, light wood, sweet malts. Retronasal it’s sweet, red fruits, some bourbon/vanilla. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, vanilla. Light to medium bodied. A bit high carbo. Finishes with a bit of roasted malts, just hints of bitterness. Imo bourbon usually goes better with the higher strength beers, this was actually well done and went down well as a dessert.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown with large tan pillowy head. Aroma roasted malt, vanilla, and brown sugar. Medium body, brown sugar, low hop bitterness, roasted malt, a hint of bourbon. Not much hop presence for an american brown but I liked the subtleness of the bourbon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
On tap at Hopleaf. Pours a dark brown colour with a frothier tan head, quite cloudy. Slight roasted malt aroma, a little nutty with some slight caramel sweetness. Taste is somewhat sweet and malty, slightly dry as well. Medium body, soft carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a decent brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at Happy Gnome. Pour is clear brown with small egg-shell colored head and decent lacing. Cookie malt, some cocoa, light spice, some cinnamon, roasty, and toffee in the aroma. Taste is brown malt, toffee, ripe prunes, grapey, light toast, and cocoa. Medium body with high carbonation. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
Draft. Reddish-brown color with tan head and substantial lacing. Toasted malt aroma with hint of bourbon spice. Lightly toasted biscuit with faint hint of bourbon alcohol. Sweet with a slight bitter bite in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (616) - - FEB 26, 2015
Caramel, smoke, toffee, vanilla finish. Not much bourbon flavor. Brown sugar. Bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pour is light brown with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of light caramel, light brown sugar, toasted malt, milk chocolate, and slight bourbon. Finish is thin with a hint of vanilla.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (436) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with off white head that quickly fades. Not much lacing. Faint aroma of caramel and toffee maybe a little bourbon. Taste is moderate sweet with mild bitterness. Toffee, caramel, biscuits, maple and a faint bourbon taste. Definitely not as much bourbon as I expected. Pretty good for a brown ale. Definitely sessionable beer with pretty good flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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