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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Offered from January 15-through May 1st. This ale has the perfect blend of caramel & chocolate malts, which creates a smooth, nutty palate with ample additions of Willamette hops for their spicy aromatics.

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2.8
hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
bottle with no bb date tasted 9/20/09. clear rich auburn brown colored pour with a small tan head and some spots of drippy lacing. the aroma is quite faint and hard to read... some plummy fruit, brown sugar, nuts, grain and a little (yet noticeable) sourness. the flavor follows the same path... dirty, watered down and a little soured on the finish. faint notes of iced tea florals, burnt nut skin ashiness and chocolate are the only additions to the aroma profile. the body is light to medium but the mouth feel is watery and flabby. 5/3/5/2/13/2.8

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beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Sparky27. Pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Mild aroma of caramel and fresh top soil. The flavor is similar with weak caramel and top soil. Light-medium bodied.

3.5
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy Douglas88. Pours a watery brown with a thin tan head. Big caramel malt, chocolate aroma with a touch of hops. Smooth malt taste with nice notes of chocolate and nuts and a touch of hops. Nice beer.

3.3
pinkzambia (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Tap @ bewpub: Brown with red tints accompanied by a small light brown head. Malty aroma of roasted nuts. The flavor was strong nuts and some chacoal. The body is full and creamy.

3.2
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a 2 finger dense tan head that leaves slick lacing. The nose is caramel, light chocolate and roasted nuts. The taste is roasted nuts, mild earthy hops and light cocoa. Lighter bodied. Not great, but not bad for what it is.

3.3
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12oz Bottle – Wasatch Brewing – Draper, UT – Easy drinking brown ale this was mild with some nice malt flavors. Very light with the hops this was just plain brown ale. Not to special. Hell it got me through the holidays at the folks.

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Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
Definitely brown. Through and through actually. One of the truest colours to its name in this one. What does brown have to do with Bobsleigh? Well not much probably...but fancy names are all the rage. Nuts, bark and coca cola on the nose. Hits the mouth with dry, flat pine and hops. Some sweet mash in the middle but missing the roasted goodness of a solid brown ale. Medium carbonation.

3.1
bhensonb (15492) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Pours cola color with a tan head. Has that brown roasted malt aroma. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. First hit is coarse chocolate. Chocolate really dominates this one. Malt is hardly noticeable until the finish. There’s some hop spice too. You could sell this as a Xmas ale.

3.2
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
07-Aug-08 (12-oz bottle: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Aromas of sweet chocolate, nuts, and lightly roasty malts greet the nose. Not very complex, but definitely aromatic and enticing. An entry of moderately sweet chocolate up front, and roasty malts toward the finish. Pretty nice flavor, but the chocolate and roastiness fade in the finish and are supplanted by moderate metallic and apple skin flavors and astringency late in the finish. The medium body is heavier than expected for a 4% brown ale. Medium carbonation is soft on the palate. Crystal clear auburn in color with a dense, creamy, light-tan head. Retention is solid, holding a quarter-inch layer for the entire session. Lacing consists of a ring at the top and spotty patches cascading down from the ring. Somewhat mediocre for the style, but taking into account the alcohol restrictions of Utah, this is all right.

3.1
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Thanks to FlacoAlto for the bottle. Clear ruby/mahogany with a medium head. Aroma of metal, earth and cereal. Taste was the cereal and dark caramel with some nuts. Smooth, Medium-light bodied and easy. Just a touch of metal in the aftertaste. It was near textbook otherwise..


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