RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This big brown is named for Jason "Uncle Big" Ruud. A medium to dark brown ale with hints of chocolate and caramel, mildly hopped, and very smooth.

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DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22oz bottle, shared. Mostly clear dark ruby red color. Little off-white head. Bit of lace. Dark fruity nose. Smooth, lighter, softer carbonation. More dry texture. Some maple syrup. Light chocolate. Little bitter taste. Nice nose and flavor to this. Something about it is lacking for me, but it’s a decent brown ale

Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with mocha head with nice lacing. Chocolate, nuts, bread. Nice bitterness and some sourness. Lighter body than expected. Some sweetness and bitterness at the finish combined with well balanced carbonation

hansenkw (12) - - SEP 15, 2012
22oz bottle, poured a gorgeous brown with a creamy tan head (tulip glass) slightly less appealing dark copper in a pint glass, same head, both with great lacing. Smell was lightly sweet and malty. Delicious crisp forefront with a solid roast finish. Clean and easy drinking. Could use a little more body, but still a great early autumn brown ale!

decaturstevo (6339) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Toasted malt with a hinto chocolate and earthy hops. Rich toasted malt with sweet chocolate start that fades to a choco like bitter finish. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Nice rich flavor pretty nice.

Travlr (25500) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark brown color, huge beige head, fair lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, brown bread. Taste is sweet brown sugar, caramel, cocoa. Not bad.

jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2012
22oz bottle-pours mahogany with a big tight light tan head and trailing lace. Aroma is roasty medium malt-cocoa, some earthy. Taste is roasty medium malt-cocoa, 2nd earthy hops.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle:   Brown, large frothy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet malty aroma, a little nutty, soft chocolate, cocoa, and salted caramel.   Nutty like breadiness up front, semi-sweet, soft cocoa and a bit of musty chocolate bring up the backside.   Hop aspect is minor.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Seems pretty smooth.   Very clean, lingering nuttiness/breadiness, darker malts, some musty chocolate, with little in the way of hops.   Enjoyed it more than I thought I would!

thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2012
A medium to dark brown ale with hints of chocolate and caramel, slight biscuit malt flavors, mildly hopped and very smooth.

improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2012
22 oz Bottle. Pours a dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of molasses and malts. Flavor is a bit sweeter than I normally like, dominated by roasted malts and brown sugar. Fairly smooth, decent, but not great.

Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Draft at brewery, summer 2011: Sweet and chewy with some sappy caramel and brown sugar. Pleasant notes of oak, nuts and chocolate. Mild bitterness. Overall, I thought it was a wholesome and tasty brown; just a bit too sweet for me.

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