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Sure the British introduced the Brown Ale way back in 17th century. It was light brown and sweet, and brewed exclusively with brown malt. Brewer Chad Pieper decided that this was a good foundation, but as Americans do, the style needed to be Americanized. It needed to be roasted, and malty, and it needed to be a little more bitter than the style that was an English second cousin to the mild ale.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tozac (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Good head, not very dark, very translucent. Smells great, taste is good too, nothing amazing but a solid brown.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Sweet, toasty, cocoa malt aroma; Subtle fruit. Flavor is sweet and toasty -- finishing with a drier roasted malt flavor. Subtle apple-ish fruit. Kind of a harsh bitterness -- but not a ton of it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phildorsey (159) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12oz.Can. Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is hyper chocolate and coffee flavors. Palate is slightly bitter and strong. Taste is of brown sugar, hops and roasted flavors. Overall, great tasting dark ale full of flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 oz can. Pored a clear brown color with a nice frothy tan head with some lacing. Taste of roasted and toasted malts, nutty, caramel, and slight chocolate. Medium carbonation, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - AUG 6, 2014
12 ounce can. Pours a cloudy brownish-red with a three inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, wood, pine, citrus and hops. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full body with a slight bitter finish. Easy to drink, quite enjoyable and worth picking up again.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KamGoPro (78) - Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Brown sugar aroma, dark brown pour. Thick and rich, hint of bitterness. Almost like a guiness. Easy drink ability

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
C1tySurfer83 (11) - - JUL 23, 2014
12 OZ can at Fire on the Mountain. Beauty. Soft brown color. Great lasting head. Nose of nutty chocolate and a hint of honey. Well carbonated with a good chewy mouth feel. Chocolate, molasses and honey bunches of oats. Finished clean and dry with low residual sweetness. Could pass the three beer test.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lupulcious85 (10) - - JUL 21, 2014
Pours clear brown with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt caramel, maple syrup, chocolate, light hops, light esters with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt, Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours dark brown. Taste bitter cocoa up front followed by chocolate malt and some sweetness in the finish. Kind of a dry cocoa flavor and almost porter like. Surprisingly good and a rich toasty chalky malt flavor and moderate bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (329) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Best by Nov 12, 2014. A very dark brown brew with some reddish highlights, the off white foam starts off big but shrinks quickly leaving some lacing behind. The smell is all Brown Ale like. ;^) Big hoppy but with more than hints of roasted malt and coffee. I think the hop and roasted malt have a nice "marriage" going on and they are celebrating the event with the coffee. The taste just supports what I said about the smell. Nice bitter from the hops and roasted malt with a wee bit of sweetness that doesn’t quite balance things out, but this is an American Brown Ale, so all is right with the world. Did I forget to mention coffee’s involvement? I think it brings things together and gives this Brown Ale and extra oomph. Wow. Oomph is a word without the red squiggly lines but hoppy isn’t? Medium is what I’d use to describe the body and carbonation. This is an excellent Brown Ale and I will enjoy drinking the other cans I have. Serving type: can

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (128) - - JUN 28, 2014
Smell of coffee and sweet malt, appearance is dark brown with khaki head, taste is coffee malt with a slight herbal finish


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