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Big Buck Brown Ale - Black Husky Brewing

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89
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with Maple Syrup

(Beer added by: Winter on 06-02-2011)
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Reviews by ncketchum:
Photo of ncketchum
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Duvel tulip, slightly chilled

A - pours a deep dark brown, 1 finger of light brown head, good amount of carbonation

S - sweet malt, caramel, a hint of coffee, no alcohol on the nose

T - caramel and malt up front, not too sweet, some bitterness from the hops in the finish

M - nice and thick, very smooth, no real hint of alcohol

O - excellent brown ale. Black Husky does another great job.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of richkrull
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of timjr2500
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark reddish brown color, long lasting tan foam on the surface. Random spotty lacing.

Sweet and complex aroma, the maple syrup definitely makes itself known. Brown sugar and oatmeal raisin cookies come to mind also.

Creamy smooth feel, some lactose in there possibly. Dry finish with a slight bitterness. Husky toasted grains and multigrain bread, light dried fruit and woody notes, mellow and flavorful. For a brown ale, this is really tasty. Easily sessionable, and very surprising that it's 8.0%. Pretty impressed with this tiny brewery's output so far.

Thanks Jayme!

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of robear
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Ri0
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - A dark brown with a 2 finger brown head. A thin cap remained for the session and there was a good amount of lacing.

S - Sweet brown bread, with roasty malts, muted hops, brown sugar and a touch of maple syrup.

T - A nice brown ale flavor with some roasty malt. Rich brown bread with hints of nuts and a touch of maple syrup. The sweetness is held in check by the mild hops.

M - Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Smooth and creamy, rich and dreamy.

O - This is a very nice and malty brown ale. It isn't too sweet and has some roastiness. Hints of maple syrup make it a great beer to drink in the fall/winter months.

Photo of BierGirl2
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ahermsen
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of sisterthelonious
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of BoJengs
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ajzy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of adamcarlson28
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$9.59 per 6 pack

A: clear, deep reddish copper color, great creamy tan head
S: medium to full nose, deep roasted malt with strong grainy qualities, a touch of sweetness
T: deep roasted malt with graininess, very little hint of EtOH
M: very creamy and incredibly drinkable for ABV

Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Poured into a snifter 11/25/2014.

A- Medium brown body, tapioca coloured with a two finger medium brown head that has good retention time. Leaves bits and splotches of lacing as well. This looks like just about most other brown ales I've had. [3.75]

S- Sweet tapioca, brown sugar and malt sweetness without any kind of graininess. A bit of roast, definitely a fair amount of nuttiness. Very smooth, simple sweetness of brown ales that is accentuated by a nice subtle maple syrup sweetness that isn't overwhelming. There is also a mild earthy bitterness; no citrus like I'd expect from some "American" brown ales but rather more in the British tradition. Smells pretty straightforward for the most part, well-executed and meets any possible expectation you could have from a bigger brown ale. [4]

F- Mild bitter earthiness comes up front, quickly tempered by that prototypical brown malt sweetness evoking a nice tablespoon of brown sugar, hints of molasses and a slight bit of black coffee bitterness; as well as a nice nutty flavour. Not a ton of roast, but it is definitely there if you look for it. There seems to be a small "zone" where you can taste a nice punch of maple syrup. Mind you, it's not exactly Vermont fancy maple syrup flavour or even Mornin' Delight/Good Morning maple syrup levels, but it's definitely there and smooths out the flavour. The finish returns to where things all started, that mild earthy bitterness that I have come to expect from brown ales that I tend to enjoy the most- the ones that take after the recent English tradition. This is sweet without being cloying and a very flavour-forward brew. [4]

M- One of the thicker brown ales I've had. On the thicker side of medium, not syrupy but certainly slick and substantial in its presence. The maple and bitter earthy hops seem to go together fairly well at the end. This, despite being a brown ale, is bit of a sipper. I'm almost ashamed to say that the flavour is quite robust and is worth enjoying more as a sipper than a guzzler. But I'm not, because I'm enjoying this one. [4.25]

O- Nice big brown ale that brings a new, slightly different dimension with the maple syrup. It's not a big maple syrup bomb like the hyped up beers that change hands for.. well, arms and legs, but this is a robust beer at its base that benefitted from the addition of an adjunct that does not overpower its inherent strengths and intensity but rather accentuates it perfectly. Very good brown ale that I would be happy to drink again. [4]

Final score: 4.01

Photo of brewcrew76
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy, almost thick, brown with mahogany hues. Thin creamy tan head that lingers.

S - Maple syrup, sugar cookie, bready malts, caramel, brown sugar and molasses.

T - Bready grains, maple syrup, sweet up front followed by a lingering bitterness, raisins. Flavorful but light at the same time.

M - Light to medium and creamy. The creaminess makes it feel lighter than it is.

D - Complex but simple and easy drinking at the same time. Didn't read the label before I tried it and had to double check after tasting the maple syrup. Close tie between this and Spoose Joose as my favorite Black Husky beer.

Photo of ToddBeans
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Shluffy
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%

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Big Buck Brown Ale from Black Husky Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.