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Monster Brown Ale
- Ruth McGowan's Brewpub
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Ruth McGowan's Brewpub
Style | ABV
English Brown Ale
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2004)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This place deserves some serious attention. This was hands down the best brown ale I've ever had.
I rarely feel compelled enough to review a beer, unless it stands out bad or good. This was exceptional. Beautiful reddish brown- decent lace. Persistent, light tan foam on top. Aroma of milk chocolate, a bit of earthy hops. Flavor hit's you with earthy tobacco, more malted milk chocolate, nuttiness, and moderate bitterness that comes on the mid palate and finishes out clean. Deliciously smooth. The perfect balance, all at a hearty 7.6%. I usually like a lower alcohol, but this doesn't even register.
There are plenty of brown ales out there, but I really do believe it's a hard thing to do so well, so truly harmoniously. So all the more kudos to them.
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2012 02:10:32 |
More by JethroAdam
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa as recommended by Zack. Thanks.
A: Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights capped with 1/4" off-white head which ebbs to the rim leaving spotty lace.
N: Lucious dark chocolate and cocoa powder infused with roasted coffee and vanilla.
T: Chocolate cake followed by roasted and slightly burnt faint coffee. Nutty with an oaky vanilla finish.
M: Creamy and rich. Full bodied and medium carbonation. Some dryness on the finish.
O: Surprisingly good. Want more of this.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2012 23:34:41 |
More by wethorseblanket
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured a half finger of head on a see-through brown colored body.
The aroma is great. Nutty, cocoa and milk.
The taste wanders a bit. Sweet and creamy to moderate bitterness at the end. Interesting.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The flavor wasn't great. It was disjointed.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2013 04:41:59 |
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