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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hokan’s Brown is a brown ale with an unexpected hop prescence derived from it’s unique hop bill. Named after our Head Brewer’s first born son, this one will warm your heart. All Year Long, Kegs Only.

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3.9
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Tap; pour nearly black with a tan head; aroma of toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and some earthy notes; taste is roasted malt, caramel, and some hints of chocolate; dry, slightly bitter finish

3.8
deyholla (12463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
On tap at Pig Ate My Pizza. Pours a near clear deep amber with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of smoke and dark bread with a hint of roast supporting. Flavor is similar with a nice smoke and dark grain combination with a hint of sweetness.

3.2
islay (3052) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
4 or 5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Consumed on 6-30-16. Dark brown with nice, long-lasting, taupe head. Dark amber hue. Good lacing. Licorice candy scent. Coffee with sugar. Combo of sugary sweetness and roasted bitterness in the smell. Doesn’t achieve a balance. Rather, a bit too much of each. A bit of sassafras / root beer in both aroma and flavor. Roasted bitterness in the taste. Licorice and coffee. Tastes more like a porter than a brown ale. Tarry, especially in finish. Not at all noticeably nutty. Medium body. Frothy in the palate. Ordinary palate effects. Not what I was looking for but certainly not awful.

3.7
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2016
draft that poured a medium dark brown with off white head. as expected the nose is roasted malts, some nice hop presence and smoke. I do love their smoked beers which is about all of them. nice balance in the flavor of roasted malts and hops. quite tasty and the smoke is a nice addition. yummy in my tummy.

3.7
csaso (2337) - Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Tap - good size beige foamy head, very dark Amber/brown color, big malty aroma and flavor, slight nutty notes, good size shot of piney hops, full bodied finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Minnbrewer (37) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Damn good! Almost a stout! It isn't a blend of a mild and a dark, it's not based on brown malt...but it's really really good! I love the roasted barley aroma, yet it's smooth like a brown and definitely not patent like a porter. Recommend! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
crossovert (14038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Draft. A pretty ho hum brown ale. Has a nice spicy hop presence to keep it somewhat interesting but the malt base is weaker.

3.9
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black color, solid smooth 1" beige head, sheets and strands of lace. Big aroma of toasted malt. Taste is full-bodied malt with a toasted edge that grows substantially as it moves through the palate to a solid hop finish that still allows the malt to hang around. Way bigger than 6% suggests, and way bigger than any Brown Ale I’ve ever had. Recommended.

3.7
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, nuts, some earthy notes into a bit of caramel, toffee. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, nutty notes into some cocoa powder, slight yeast, touch of grain.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10974) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Draft at Ei8ht Ball in April of 2014 from notes. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, coffee notes, with a nice earthy hop character. This actually seems more like a porter sharing many characteristics with Madtree Gnarly Brown. Solid offering from a lesser known brewery.


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