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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Offered from January 15-through May 1st. This ale has the perfect blend of caramel & chocolate malts, which creates a smooth, nutty palate with ample additions of Willamette hops for their spicy aromatics.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1682) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Tap @ bewpub: Brown with red tints accompanied by a small light brown head. Malty aroma of roasted nuts. The flavor was strong nuts and some chacoal. The body is full and creamy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a 2 finger dense tan head that leaves slick lacing. The nose is caramel, light chocolate and roasted nuts. The taste is roasted nuts, mild earthy hops and light cocoa. Lighter bodied. Not great, but not bad for what it is.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12oz Bottle – Wasatch Brewing – Draper, UT – Easy drinking brown ale this was mild with some nice malt flavors. Very light with the hops this was just plain brown ale. Not to special. Hell it got me through the holidays at the folks.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
Definitely brown. Through and through actually. One of the truest colours to its name in this one. What does brown have to do with Bobsleigh? Well not much probably...but fancy names are all the rage. Nuts, bark and coca cola on the nose. Hits the mouth with dry, flat pine and hops. Some sweet mash in the middle but missing the roasted goodness of a solid brown ale. Medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Pours cola color with a tan head. Has that brown roasted malt aroma. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. First hit is coarse chocolate. Chocolate really dominates this one. Malt is hardly noticeable until the finish. There’s some hop spice too. You could sell this as a Xmas ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
07-Aug-08 (12-oz bottle: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Aromas of sweet chocolate, nuts, and lightly roasty malts greet the nose. Not very complex, but definitely aromatic and enticing. An entry of moderately sweet chocolate up front, and roasty malts toward the finish. Pretty nice flavor, but the chocolate and roastiness fade in the finish and are supplanted by moderate metallic and apple skin flavors and astringency late in the finish. The medium body is heavier than expected for a 4% brown ale. Medium carbonation is soft on the palate. Crystal clear auburn in color with a dense, creamy, light-tan head. Retention is solid, holding a quarter-inch layer for the entire session. Lacing consists of a ring at the top and spotty patches cascading down from the ring. Somewhat mediocre for the style, but taking into account the alcohol restrictions of Utah, this is all right.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Thanks to FlacoAlto for the bottle. Clear ruby/mahogany with a medium head. Aroma of metal, earth and cereal. Taste was the cereal and dark caramel with some nuts. Smooth, Medium-light bodied and easy. Just a touch of metal in the aftertaste. It was near textbook otherwise..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Poured a dark carmel color with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet and nutty with molasses. The taste started moderately roasty with with chocolate and malts coming next. Coffee and mild hops round it out. The finish is nicely nutty and bitter. Very nice and drinkable, just slightly above average. Defiantly worth a try. Won a silver medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of barley grains and some some caramel covered nut aroma you would get from a can put out at Christmas time on the feeding trough. Amber body with off white head. Flavor was a bit watered down with grains and bitter with some sweet malts. Thicker body with the creamy texture most of good Brown Ale’s have this may of been a good one. Blah for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
12 oz. bottle, courtesy, guess who, douglas88! Pours deep amber brown, no haze, with a thin finger of foam in my Sam Adams glass. Foam caves in the center while sticking to the glass. Smell is your basic warm brown malt, gone slightly phenolic, but not too much so. Taste is warm and nutty, with definite roasties from the chocolate malts, giving this a slight stout character. Bitterness stays in the background so its malty aspect stays up front. Gains some peaty character further down. Nice.


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