Double Pig's Ear Double Down Brown Ale | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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Double Pig's Ear Double Down Brown AleDouble Pig's Ear Double Down Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by puboflyons on 02-12-2014

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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. with a Jan 2015 expiration date. Sampled on February 11, 2014.

Handsome looking chestnut-mahogany brown pour with a modest lingering off-white head. Quite opaque.

The aroma is alive with caramel and sweet malts with a more muted nuttiness and a touch of dark fruit or raisin floating around the background. No booze for 8.4%.

The body is medium to bold and very creamy and smooth.

The aromas really tickle the senses even as I am drinking it but the flavor is beautifully balanced with sweet malts, nuttiness, and a low to modest bitterness. 25 IBU's according to the label. A one-off brew that could be back depending on how well it sells. This is a nicely done Imperial Brown.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

just like pigs ear. A bit more hop presence. Maltiness is a bit less sharp, more rolling and faded. Alcohol is subtle and contained. Delicious yeast taste.

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Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Black like an imperial stout, but with ruby red tints around the edges of the glass. Has a similar head to an imperial stout as well. Small lacing around the rim of the glass with fine streaks of bubbles in the middle of the glass. Looks like a dark, imperial ale. Does have decent lacing and legs from the alcohol.

S- Typical brown ale grainy, malty scent. Has a big caramel malt sweetness. Espresso type notes are present. Faint chocolate as well.

T- Big bite of the 8.4% upfront, but it doesn't burn. Caramel malt type sweetness. Roasted espresso. Hops slightly come out, but not really bitter. Earthy/floral type hop. But it's overall light in it's hopy/bitter flavor.

*When it warms, it's got more of a typical brown ale taste to it. The hops are slightly more present. Alcohol and the sweetness create more of the bitterness here than the hops do. It's just another layer of bitterness you get that the hops don't provide.

M- Good mouthfeel overall for this kind of beer. Not harsh at all. Medium towards full bodied. It's somewhat of a sweet, sticky beer. Finish is slightly sour before it turns dry.

Overall the numbers average this out well over 3.5. And I think this beer deserves the rating. It's quite nice. It's a beer I'd recommend to someone new to higher alcohol beers that's never had one before or someone that's new to imperial style ales in general. I still like the regular Pig's Ear Brown better, but this beer here is quite good!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains maple, nuts, caramelized malts and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of maple and caramel followed by some flavors of nuts and fruit. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are others beers in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a dark cola brown with a thin swirling head.

The smell is dark malt, caramel, brown sugar, a little bitter dark chocolate, but the overall smells seems a bit toned down.

The flavor is sweet, more than I expected, caramel, caramelized sugar, dark fruit, not much hops going on here. The finish is a bit sticky and a little bit of alcohol burn. Not bad.

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Photo of Fernans
4.51/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in draft. Just tremendous brown ale. Earthy notes, Smooth mouthfeel. Sweet caramel tones and finish. Just well done.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of kdivers
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from the Beer Store,
Pours a solid dark brown with garnet highlights at the edges and a huge bubbly and creamy beige head that persists forever. Aromas of brown sugar and caramel, with an earthy tobacco edge to it. Light dark fruit, mineral and sulfur round out the nose. The flavor is rich caramel and brown sugar with a hint too much butterscotch. Earthy and mineral water round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. I enjoy the regular version a lot more than this one. Tick.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft during a trip to Vermont. Dark brown in color, white head. aroma and flavor is nice and rich and malty. Nutty. Medium to thick bodied. Full mouthfeel.

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Photo of maxhock
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Child_Pugh
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours a deep brown with a tight, quarter inch, khaki-colored head with garnet highlights around the base. Head eventually settles into a solid, 1/8th inch cap. Swaths and spots of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses a light nuttiness, a hint of caramel sweetness and some metallic notes. Taste is quite pleasant. Big malty flavors upfront, followed by treacle, a mild nutty character and the metallic notes so present in the nose only come out slightly at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even, silky carbonation. Overall a decent brown ale. Not a goto style for me, but a worth a try.

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Photo of earljones199
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had to buy this since Pig's Ear is my favorite Brown Ale. This is apparently a higher octane version.

Best by Jan. 2015, my guess is bottled Jan. 2014 and so about three months old.

Poured from the 22 oz., bomber into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Brown to black which turns to a nearly clear ruby when held to light. Inch and a half tall beige head receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Hardly any.

t: Seems not as caramel malty as the regular Pig's Ear, more hoppy and slightly dark fruity.

m: Light to moderate. Hints of wateriness.

o; Decent high powered brown which does a good job covering the 8.4% ABV. I prefer the regular PE. though.

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Photo of jwps214
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Sellen
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of skrewyou82
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Double Pig's Ear Double Down Brown Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
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