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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We love Browns. And you should too! Roasty malts and chocolaty flavors - what’s not to love? Ours is finished with cacao nibs to add another nuanced layer of bitterness and chocolate aroma to the already complex interplay of this well-balanced ale.

Malt: Pale, Caramel, Munich, Chocolate, Oats
Hops: Northdown

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3.9
bwy (89) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2017
For a brown ale, it almost tastes like a stout. But that’s not a bad thing! The chocolate factor works with this and is not forced. As our guest described it, an adult milkshake. Reviewed: A Brew With You, Ep. 91

4.1
ccex (1326) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2017
12 oz. can pours a hazy dark brown with one-finger beige head that lasts and leaves spots of lacing. Aroma has oatmeal, nuts, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is initially sweet with a dry finish. Every sip brings out a different take. Body is medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This is not my favorite style, but I’ll gladly come back to this one soon.

4.5
ads135 (4717) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 6, 2017
A really, very good brown. Deep and rich in malty, chocolatey sweetness. Has a nice caramel backbone and a sharp bitter finish. Tried with Dave, Josh, Brandon, and Brian at Bad Apple in 2017 after ASEH.

3.6
Scipio (1111) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2017
Pours a brown with a medium tan head. I get a heavier dose of chocolate and caramel in the aroma, along with nuts, earthy malts, and a faint licorice impression. The taste is sweet with some lighter bitterness. Here we get chocolate and cocoa dominating, some pine, earthy malts, a fair amount of licorice, and minor cereal. The aftertaste is an earthy cocoa flavor which is strong and lasts for a good amount of time. This is more full in body, with a chewy texture, and about average in carbonation. Its pretty good.

4.7
Troupis (252) - - APR 24, 2017
As good a brown ale as I've ever had. No inauthentic tastes with a rich malt palate. The palate and aroma both have a complexity that adjusts throughout. In a bottle - Naperville. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2016
On tap. Pour is cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. Notes of nuts, chocolate syrup, biscuits, caramel, and pine needles.

3.8
wlajwl (6868) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Aroma is toffee/caramel, slightly nutty malts and chocolate. The flavor is nutty malts, chocolate, toffee and a slightly bitter/alcoholic finish.

3.7
Johnstledger8 (1217) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a lasting fluffy light beige head. Aroma is of caramel, nuts, biscuit, chocolate, hint of pine. Taste is of chocolate, biscuits, caramel, pine, grassy. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.7
ChiGuy68 (602) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle (thanks Joe). It poured a dark reddish brown hue with a frothy beige head. Spiced malt aroma with a roasted malt taste and a hint of chocolate from the cacao nibs. A tasty brown ale that seems like a nice fall to winter brew.

3.9
CofStout47 (26) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2016
On draft at TapWorks. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Taste of dark chocolate with light bitterness on back end. Good drinking beer.


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