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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Whet your whistle with our brown ale and you’ll never look back. Bold and hoppy, our version of an American classic features the coffee-like flavors of darkly roasted malts with the bitter cocoa of somewhat lighter kilned malts. Hopped with our own citrusy hops, of course.

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3.4
bbbeer (885) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Dark brown, tinge of red. Aroma coffee and toasted nuts. Medium body. Roasted malt flavors, off dry, bit of hops in the background. Not bad.

4.4
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Appearance- a reddish brown color with a small tan head. Aroma- has a malt and nut aroma with some sweetness detected. Taste- nice dose of malt with a hint of cocoa. A really good beer, teetering on outstanding.

3.3
Travlr (26198) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Draft. Hazy opaque brown color, small tan head. Aroma of nutella on toast. Taste is a decent combo of chocolate, coffee, nuts. Not bad.

3.3
BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
This is a review of the new, contract-brewed (by Blue Mountain), beer. This was part of a taster at local shop. Pours a rich brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and a touch of coffee/dark malt. Taste is smooth, malty with a touch of hop, well-balanced and easy to drink This is a nice every day beer and would go well with a lot of foods.

3.3
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Poured a darkish but clear brown with a decent lacing. The aroma is heavy on tart and sourness. Taste has very strong tart characteristics of berries that are not yet ripe, with a healthy dosage of slightly spicy hops. A rather strange beer for a brown ale, as there really isn’t that much sweetness on this one.

3.5
bubbleflubber (2241) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2010
Pours deep chestnut-mahogany with a foamy tan pillow head that leaves thick foam lacing. The nose is malty with some cured tobacco notes. The flavors are of nutty malts, some light yeast, burnt caramel, coffee and finishing on a smoky coffee bitter. The palate is smooth with a medium body. Nice layering of textures here to build depth. A nice variation on the typical brown ale. With so many complexities at work, this is by far the best offering I’ve tried from this local brewer.

3.3
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2009
On draft a Sharkey’s in Radford. Pours a clear deep brown with rich chestnut highlights and good dense tan head with moderate sea foam lacing. Nose is sweet and toasted caramel with some toffee. Flavor is citrus hop bitter but with a unique blend of coffee and dirt notes. Lingering hop bitterness on the palate. I get what they are going for here, and I admire their unique take on a traditional brown, but I just didn’t care too much for it personally. Not a bad beer by any means though.

3.6
Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Serving: Swingtop bottle.
Appearance: Dark brown color with a large, creamy, off white head. Good head retention.
Aroma: Definitely nutty with some nice resinous hop notes.
Flavor: Nice pine hop notes that are well balanced with a nutty malt flavor. Some soap and herbal notes as well. I think this one is pretty tasty.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, bitter finish.
Overall: I think this one is a little underrated. I found it to be pretty good. I wouldn’t mind being able to get this further up in the state.

3.4
obguthr (6731) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Caramel and walnut nose with subdued grassy hop notes. Clear brown with a medium light yellow head, minimal lacing. Medium bodied, quite bitter with an emphasis on dark roasted malt. Charred oak, bark, and peat are distinguishable. Charcoal finish. Pretty nice with grilled chicken and pork.

3
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
12oz bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a medium reddish/brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness with some nuttiness. Tastes of roast, nuts, and some lighter caramel.


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