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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Sure the British introduced the Brown Ale way back in 17th century. It was light brown and sweet, and brewed exclusively with brown malt. Brewer Chad Pieper decided that this was a good foundation, but as Americans do, the style needed to be Americanized. It needed to be roasted, and malty, and it needed to be a little more bitter than the style that was an English second cousin to the mild ale.

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lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours dark brown. Taste bitter cocoa up front followed by chocolate malt and some sweetness in the finish. Kind of a dry cocoa flavor and almost porter like. Surprisingly good and a rich toasty chalky malt flavor and moderate bitterness.

Bill Becker (1010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Best by Nov 12, 2014. A very dark brown brew with some reddish highlights, the off white foam starts off big but shrinks quickly leaving some lacing behind. The smell is all Brown Ale like. ;^) Big hoppy but with more than hints of roasted malt and coffee. I think the hop and roasted malt have a nice "marriage" going on and they are celebrating the event with the coffee. The taste just supports what I said about the smell. Nice bitter from the hops and roasted malt with a wee bit of sweetness that doesn’t quite balance things out, but this is an American Brown Ale, so all is right with the world. Did I forget to mention coffee’s involvement? I think it brings things together and gives this Brown Ale and extra oomph. Wow. Oomph is a word without the red squiggly lines but hoppy isn’t? Medium is what I’d use to describe the body and carbonation. This is an excellent Brown Ale and I will enjoy drinking the other cans I have. Serving type: can

Modularman (133) - - JUN 28, 2014
Smell of coffee and sweet malt, appearance is dark brown with khaki head, taste is coffee malt with a slight herbal finish

Barreras (1687) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours a chestnut brown color with a roasted malt aroma. Taste is very nutty with a good roasted malt flavor that lingers enough on the palate. Beer is easy drinking and flavorful, and came in a can.

ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
A nice brown ale. Sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium bodied with a mellow aftertaste.

JCS0629 (25) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
I was hesitant at buying a beer in a can, but was greatly surprised by the quality. A nice brown color with a nutty aroma. Just the right amount of bitter taste. A good beer.

ozarkspops (368) - - MAY 27, 2014
Rich dark brown pour with ruby edges around the light. Light khaki head. Coffee and roasted malt most prominent in the aroma, but there is a hint of hop citrus at the end of the aroma. Flavor is also heavier on coffee and roast. Some dark chocolate. Hops are barely noticeable. Medium sweet finish. ---Rated via iPhone

SudsMcDuff (8387) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Had a CaN of this at Nobi with Mark D after we picked up 2095 pounds of grain for the brewery. accompanied with a nobi hotdog .. . a very english base with nice solid american hops .. . enjoyable for a brown and one of the nicer examples i’ve had in the past half decade .. . . .
Dear Die Hard. You rock. Especially when that guy was on the roof. P.S: Do you know Mad Max?

That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
12 oz can (excellent) pours a clear, reddish brown with an off-white head. The first thing I smell is DMS, but getting past that, there is some roast, coffee, biscuit, and diacetyl. Flavor is somewhat sweet, got some corn, bit of roast, and popcorn jelly belly. Drinkable enough, but could use a little work.

kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A very dark brown ale but still translucent. Good lacy dirty white head. Mild malty brown aroma with chocolate. Flavor starts sharp and bitter and turns to bitter malty chocolate and barley. Cheers colorado.

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