RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
40 years of innovation and inspiring the rest of the country through homebrewing deserves a very special beer and our brewery wouldn’t be here today without the pioneering spirit of the homebrew movement. The Maltose Falcons is Los Angeles’ oldest homebrew club and we were lucky enough to collaborate and brew with the crew to celebrate their 40th Anniversary!

English Brown malt, drum roasted Caramel malt, Chocolate malt and a healthy dose of brown sugar, together with West Coast American hops created a luscious Barley Wine class Brown Ale. After fermentation was completed in stainless steel we racked the brew over to Rum barrels, along with a few Brandy and Bourbon barrels to add spice and complexity. After 7 months of rest in barrel, allowing time for the brew to soak up the flavors, we bottled the finished beer just in time for the big celebration day! The result is best described as Rum soaked chocolate pound cake. Loads of rich, silky cocoa dusted malt character with a sturdy yet elegant balance on hop spice and boozy barrel accents. This beer is ready to drink now, but will stand up to some time aging in a cool dark cellar. Best enjoyed in a brandy snifter with your favorite homebrewing friends – those who have cracked grains, made wort flow and kept yeasts as pets. The Firestone Walker Brewing team is proud to be apart of this celebration and is happy to present to you – The Maltose Falcons Brownywine! In the words of our fearless leader Charlie Papazian “Relax, don’t worry have a homebrew."

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Ratman197 (14973) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Bomber courtesy of IrishBoy (Thanks, Richard! ) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, caramel, bourbon, brandy, oak, vanilla and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smoith. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, brandy, bourbon, lught oak and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering fruity brandy finish.

3.7
luttonm (6486) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Toronado, Seattle. Small taste from Chris’ glass. Huge sweet malt extract aroma, rich sweet brown malt. creamy sweet, heavy. Good alcohol burn but rich and smooth. Interesting and befitting the name.

4.1
KyotoLefty (10366) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2016
Tap at Monk’s Kettle. Black with lace, leggy. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, wood, cocoa. Lovely flavor, especially as it opened up, the barrel flavor is under control, light wood, vanilla, bourbon, with chocolate, some coffee, and bit of berry and raisin. The body is a bit flat.

3.8
b3shine (8940) - Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bomber to snifter (shared by arminjewell). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with khaki head that steadily dissipates into bubbly lacing. Smells solid; caramelized sugar a bit of burnt sugar alongside notes of oak with a big bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, but better, with a nice vanilla presence as well. A bit more sweet than bitter, which is nice. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and a tad hot. Good beer that tastes better than it smells.

3.7
arminjewell (9687) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Richard! Dark reddish brown pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of big brandy and rum, slight vanilla, hints of molasses, caramel, toffee, slight spice, touch of earthy malts. Taste was a mix of earth, spice, vanilla, molasses, slight dark fruit into a bit of caramel, lots of brandy, hints of rum, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. A bit intense, could actually use more age, but pretty well up my alley.

3.8
solidfunk (9025) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Some malt, some roast. Some burnt sweetness. Some nut. A little syrupy. Brown pour. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.7
radagast83 (8137) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Draft at Snallygaster 2015. Poured a dark brown color, almost black with a light tan head. Aroma was sweet roasted caramel notes, alcohol comes through a bit, well maybe a bit more than a bit. Flavor was sweet roasted notes, boozy alcohol comes through.

4.2
GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft pour at Snallygaster shared by solidfunk, thanks! Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, caramel, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/cherry, light roast, alcohol warming. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some milk chocolate, light cherry, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4.1
stevoj (5286) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle share from Toby. Big, in your face alcohol, with tons of sweet candy notes, toffee, caramel, etc. Lots of warmth followed by burn, barrel aging notes present throughout.


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