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Bad Penny Brown Ale - Big Boss Brewing

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Bad Penny Brown AleBad Penny Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 04-17-2007)
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Reviews by drperm:
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drperm

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally a decent brew from Big Boss. I know it was largely only a name-change situation, but it seems to me that quality suffered QUITE a bit when Edenton Street became Big Boss. I long for the days of Horniblow's Ale. Sigh. This one, however, ain't half bad!

Appearance: like coffee with a head

Aroma: Coffee, nuts, dark chocolate, chicory

Taste: Coffee, toffee

Palate: Very smooth! Bravo!

Overall: A bit watery on the end (what I call the "American curse"), much like a cold Irish Coffee -- rather dark for a brown ale, almost a light porter. Nice work, really.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 02:17:41 | More by drperm
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Bad Penny Brown Ale from Big Boss Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.