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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2016 Beer Camp Across America Collaboration with Schell’s, Dark Horse, Half Acre, Perennial, and Sun King.

Family Values showcases the cooperation and kinship of Midwestern brewers. It features largely Midwestern-grown ingredients: Minnesota wild rice, Indiana honey, Missouri oats, Michigan hops, and cocoa nibs from Illinois as well as Sierra Nevada’s estate-grown malt. This is our centrally located collaboration celebrating the best of the Midwest.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Dark brown, with sweet cacao notes, and taste is very brown , and richly sweet. Well carbonated, and slightly powerful.


3.8
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
6/13/2016 -- from notes: 12oz bottle, from Dutch's. Pkgd 04/05/16. Dark brown, kind of red color. Very dark. Little off-white head, some bits of lace. Nice honey up front, chocolate, pleasant touch of licorice, some coffee, little cranberry. Bit of earthy hop. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet, more dry, with a nice alcohol warmth. Medium to bigger body, good kind of full, round feel. Lighter carbonation. Tasty, interesting, unique imperial brown. Great.

3.6
jgb9348 (6638) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Nice brown coloured body with a thinnish, relatively fast-dying tan head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of toasted malt, rich raisins and pit fruits as well as some caramel, toffee, funk, earth and a bunch of grain all around. Medium to Full-bodied; Rich smokey peat flavour with some mushrooms and grain and a bunch of pitted fruits and raisin flavours noticeable with some sweetness and grain all around. Aftertaste shows the metal, malt and grain more than anything else, but some good sugars and bitterness around each corner. Overall, a pretty good brown that shows a lot of flavours overall and more of the oats, grain, pit fruits and sweetness than you'd expect. Couple that with a nice muddied glow at the end and some decent balances that this maintains make it nice to try and sample yet another one-off from Sierra Nevada, but not worth keeping fro a long time! I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Fair Lakes (Fairfax), Virginia on 08-June-2016 for US$22,99 for the full twelve pack, sampled at home in Washington on 11-November-2017.

3.8
j12601 (13455) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazed dark brown with a medium sized tanned beige head. Big malt with a touch of nutty sweetness, cocoa. Medium bodied, thins a touch while picking up some nice roast notes over smooth chocolate filled malt. Slow alcohol warmth into the finish with a nice bit of balancing bitterness to offset some of the sweetness.

3.6
Bill Becker (2049) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 8, 2017
A: Dark brown, small tan head of foam. S: Cocoa, dark chocolate bitter notes, Smells more sweet than bitter. T: Sweet cocoa with a more assertive hop bitterness than the smell implied. Still, there’s some balance. M: Medium body and carbonation. O: Good Imperial Brown.

3.5
tmoreau (4805) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a clear, mahogany hue, with a fair layer of off white foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was malt sweetness, some nuttiness & cocoa, with dark fruit as plum & raisin. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar notes, adding light vinous character, and some alcohol to the mix. Tasty.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2017
12oz bottle pours with a mahogany colored body with amber hues and supporting a thin tan head. The aroma offers up earthy and spicy notes, some nuttiness and molasses sweetened roasted malts. The taste is similar with spicy and earthy notes and then getting hazelnut like with both sweet malts and roasted malts. To midway a mild sweet dark fruity ester sensation comes to the surface amid the spices, malts and nuttiness. Alright.

3.5
markas101 (2542) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Costco mixed pack. Translucent brown amber. Malty prune aroma. Bittersweet, mild caramel, metallic finish.

3.6
SinH4 (6895) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 Bottle. Dark amber-brown color with soapy eggshell head. Aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, coffee, resinous hops. Taste is chocolate, brown sugar, rather delicate compared to the flavour. Silky, but also mineralic mouthfeel. Very nice American Brown Ale!

3.4
Slipstream (2725) - USA - JAN 14, 2017
SN meets Dark Horse (a favorite of mine) and some others. A good, strong BA, with stalwart brown bread flavors. There is a little honey but cocoa is not apparent. The hi abv doesn’t come thru in the taste. Good but it might have had a more impressive fresh.

4.2
dlihcsnatas (835) - Temple, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Very dark brown brew with decent tan head and the aroma of roasted malts. Taste is roasty with some hits of nut and a small presence of chocolate. After reading label I tried and tried to find the honey but just couldn’t. Oh well it is still a very tasty brew for this chilly day. Would like to see this one again but maybe not for such a high price next time.


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