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Moat Bone Shaker Brown - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Moat Bone Shaker Brown
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BA SCORE
87
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BillyBrew on 10-06-2002

An English-style brown ale. This beer has a biscuit-like smoothness with a rich, malt body and medium hop bitterness.
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Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 32
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden brown like brand spankin' new motor oil. Thick, fluffy head simmers to a pleasing skim and tosses up a few waves of lace. As always bonus points for cans, extra super bonus points for a tall boy.

Doesn't smell like much. Toast and light caramel with a swampy theme.

Despite a timid aroma BB is a very bold brown ale. Toasty, nutty, leafy tobacco and a bitter tree bark tea-like finish that lingers on and on. A little watery but pretty good for a watery style.

One of the better browns I've had recently.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice opaque brown body with one-finger head even after 15 minutes, Solid lacing that washes off quickly but seems consistent

Scent: Burnt sugar, toasted bread, molasses, floral and pine-y/spicy hop notes, cookies and light cream are all apparent. Better/more complex as it warms

Taste: Toasted malts and deep caramel melded with some hops that balance out a fairly sweet-leaning palate

Mouthfeel: Smooth with on-style carbonation leaning towards a heavy body. The spicy, pine-y hops even this out, however

Drinkability: This would be a great brown ale to share with someone who is into the style but hasn’t had this particular one yet. Pretty great!

Overall: Though the huge can is definitely silly, this is a very solid, drinkable and enjoyable brown ale from New England that has definite Old World English brown characteristics and is very even in temperament. Need to get more brews by Moat!

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2012/11/22/moat-mountain-bone-shaker/

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a clear brown with bold amber highlights and a thin white head. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and mild brown sugar. The flavor is a bit hoppy for an English brown ale but is followed by a molasses and sweet male finish. The mouthfeel is medium. Moat Mountain Bone Shaker Brown is a decent brew, recommended.

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4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice dark brown with a 1 finger creamy white head. Fair amount of carbonation rose from the bottom. Head only lasted a few minutes. Aroma was a roasted grain, similar to a brown bread, with a reasonable fit of sweetness to it. Taste was a bit spicy up front, hints of pepper. Mellowed out to a roast malt/oat flavor. Not bad in the mouth. The tongue was a little on the excessively tingly side, but coated fairly well. Overall a solid brown. Takes a ding on the cost, seemed a bit high for a brown.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a nonic:

A: cloudy dark brown body with a good one finger foamy lumpy tan head. Foamy lacing is left, too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.

S: toasted oats and walnut up front with an ever so faint sense of hops in the background.

T: sweet through the previously stated flavors and combines with some nice caramel tones.

M: medium, slightly dry and a bit watery, sessionable

O: I was a bit skeptical in the beginning when I saw the price, but am glad I bought it to try a style I'm used to and like from a company I've never had any of their stuff. I'd probably have this again, but definitely as a novelty because of the price.

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Moat Bone Shaker Brown from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.