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Brickway Brown - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brickway Brown
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BA SCORE
83
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10 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hotstuff on 07-21-2003)
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Reviews by TheDM:
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TheDM

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured a very small head of small to medium sized light brown bubbles and a dark opaque black brown body. It has a strong malt aroma and a mild coffee flavor. There is a slight bitterness to its start but finishes very smoothly. The coffee flavor lingers well after the taste. It does leave only a fair lacing after a drink from the mug. I really liked this one over all and it was the best brew I had there that evening. Very nice job.

Serving type: bottle
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery, 10 West Washington, Indianapolis

07-21-2003 22:22:42 | More by TheDM
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danoble1

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-13-2012 12:18:16 | More by danoble1
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Rempo

Indiana

2/5  rDev -45.2%

11-19-2011 17:02:32 | More by Rempo
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe the best balanced beer that I had at my extended stay in Downtown Indianapolis.

The Brickway Brown begins with a standard brown hue, froathy head formation that retained for half the session adding light lacing on the glass. An inviting look.

Aromas are a little light in intesity, but deliver a sweet maltiness that hosts the character of caramel, toffee, nuttiness, and a hint of chocolate and woodsy. No real hop character in the nose.

Flavors are more pronounced than the nose suggests with emphasis on the toffee, toasty malts and chocolate. Lighter on the nutty woodsy taste, but with a savory malty taste throughout. Again, no real hop taste. But no graininess or buttery flavors either.

Creamy, light and refreshing on the palate. Light on alcohol, but dry, crisp and well attenuated, the marshmallowy texture seems to evaporate in the mouth.

Very flavorful and easy to dring. A very sessionable beer. Beauty is in the balance and true to style.

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Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery, 10 West Washington, Indianapolis

02-17-2009 02:49:03 | More by BEERchitect
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JamesS

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very nice deep brown color with some good head and decent lacing. Had a nice malty, earthy aroma, although not as deep and heavy as I like in my brown ales. Nice taste, a good maltiness with a slight biscuit flavor, without being overpowering (I just wish there was more of a nutty taste to it). One of the better beers I tried.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery, 2801 Lake Circle Dr, Indianapolis

11-27-2008 16:33:59 | More by JamesS
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Redrover

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one was served in a standard pint. As advertised, the beer is a dark brown. I has just a skim of a tan head.

The nose is of brown sugar, plums and peat.

The taste tracks very close to the smell. Sugared plums, a bit of smoke, a hint of tobacco and some whole grain bagel. Some bitterness emerges 1/4 way through.

The mouth seems a bit thin with maybe too much carbonation, but these are really minor flaws. They describe this brown as porter like, perhaps it should be porter light?

Still an enjoyable sipper that is easy to pair with non-spicy dishes.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery, 10 West Washington, Indianapolis

10-11-2007 17:58:56 | More by Redrover
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shbobdb

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is a nice juicy brown. And I mean juicy! There are a lot of fruity-notes from he yeast strain. The fruity-ness is pleasantly balanced out by a helping of earthy notes from the hops. All-in-all a light, very refreshing, very drinkable beer. One of my fav's at the Rock Bottom.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery, 10 West Washington, Indianapolis

03-05-2006 20:28:14 | More by shbobdb
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, with some ruby highlights. Tan foamy head, decent retention. Very nice roasty aroma. Roasty flavors, followed by toffee, and chocolate. Fair amount of bitterness at the end, but does not take away from the malt flavor. Medium body, appropriate carbonation. Very drinkable. I thought this one one of the better ones available at the Indy location during our visit.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery, 10 West Washington, Indianapolis

08-07-2005 18:28:00 | More by Bierguy5
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a sampler at the Indy location: This beer is a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Solid lacing throughout. The aroma is both nutty and chocolatey. Medium body with malt, chocolate and a little coffee to the taste. The finish is decent and has a nice coffee flavor with a touch of hops. This is pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery, 10 West Washington, Indianapolis

01-16-2004 17:08:56 | More by Dogbrick
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hotstuff

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a small sized head with small-medium sized bubbles. It had a very pleasant and good coffee taste to it which I really enjoyed as it was not an overly strong coffee taste which instantly turns me off. In my opinion it had a bit of a cherry aroma to it.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery, 10 West Washington, Indianapolis

07-21-2003 00:46:18 | More by hotstuff
Brickway Brown from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.