marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a sour malt aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with lots of oak and a bourbon trail. commonshawn (1256) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Tap. Amber. Very hoppy and piney aroma. Malty taste at the beginning, then alcohol sweet with hops. Interesting sweet to bitter flavor, fresh and powerful. Nehpets (23) - - DEC 8, 2013
Nice brown ale with a little something extra flavor and there is a sweetness that permeates the finish. I think it needs some oak or wood to give it some bite and character boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2015
clear brown pour wth small off shite heas, taste is nice, creamy bourbon, sweet, aroma is similar, this is good stuff chris77walker (1) - West Seneca, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2009 does not count
This beer was lighter that I expected for the 9.9% ABV. But I did enjoy it. There is a noticeable bit that you will taste after the first sip. I tend to find that barely wines have an acquired taste, but I enjoyed this one from the start.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
nickd717 (4679) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Name: Brown Shugga, Bourbon Barrel
Date: June 25, 2009
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet bourbon and caramel aroma, lots of vanilla, raw brown sugar, touch of oak
Flavor: rich bourbon and caramel flavor, touch of sweet vanilla is balanced by a light tartness, plenty of balancing oak adds a big earthyness, touch of brown sugar
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Bistro -Bal Fest. Ruddy brown pour with a small off-white head. The aroma is excellent, with big sweet brown sugar notes, oak, and bourbon. The flavor is good if somewhat of a sweet mess. Big caramel and brown sugar malt notes, oak, and bourbon barrel. Smooth and fairly full on the palate with soft carbonation. Solid stuff. johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a light copper color with a light head and seemingly endless bubbles. The smell is malty, with a hint of nut and some fruit as well (although nothing distinct). The taste is big and warm. Mostly the best parts of a brown ale with lots of candied sugars, and the alcohol is nowhere to be found. You can tell this beer is made with care. Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
11/30/13 pint at TGL with Dan and Nancy.
Poured a copper brown with a light foamy head that left light lacing throughout the drink.
Aroma was sweetness I smelled it as it was placed in front of me. Also some nuttiness and a slight hop smell also. The taste was also dominated by sweetness with slight boozyness. I'd like to try this again at home so I can get a better feel for it.
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Copper color. Caramel sweet nose. Slight citrus and hops on the nose. Malty start with some raisin notes. A nice little twang in the flavor. Some hop bitterness and alcohol burn.