RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (2375) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2305) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2179) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minnbrewer (36) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11819) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4230) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9423) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9686) - Cincinnati, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5946) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Tap at Acadia. Smooth and thick palate. Bourbon aroma and some in the flavor with lingering bourbon finish. Heavy roast, almost like a porter. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap, dark brown pour with a light khaki head. Aroma is big roasted malts with notes of coffee. Flavor is coffee and cocoa with a nice hop presence. Nicely balanced too. Solid brew.

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