Molly's Titanic Brown Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Molly's Titanic Brown AleMolly's Titanic Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ADR on 11-08-2004

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by iowaherkeye:
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2.65/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ the Rock Bottom in Denver International Airport. Clear brown with some dark orange highlights and a one finger light beige head, fading to a thick film after a couple minutes. Up front in the aroma are toasted malts and sweet caramel, with some underlying roasted malts and a tinge of diacetyl. Thankfully, the buttery notes are even less noticeable in the flavor, and the roast is a fair amount more prominent, especially in the finish. Backing up a bit, the flavor leans more to the caramel sweet side than the toasted malts. Not terribly sweet though, and finishes dry and roasty with bitterness peaking at a 2 that mostly seems to come from the malts. Light carbonation with a light to medium body. I preferred the Falcon Pale Ale quite a bit more to this.

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Photo of ADR
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Denver brewpub, this is brewed as a Brown Porter and has a couple of silver medals to its credit...

Murky medium dark brown with a sort of detergent greensih head that laces well. A little molasses to the malty aroma. Mouthfeel is on the light side, carbonation is good at medium. Starts out slightly chocolate in overall character, but the flavor and carbonation flatten to watery a little early in the game with a sort of cotton impression along for the ride. Light bit of far away citron to the aftertaste. Hops are pretty hidden. Eh, OK...

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Photo of Shawner
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pretty like for a porter...Looks more like a brown ale. Hm...still nice foam and lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and coffee. I feel like this combo gets old, but I still like it.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Good match with cheesecake. Chocolate is basically the main feature. Mouthfeel is pretty good, maybe a tad bit too carbonated.

Drinkability: A good beer. A great dessert beer.

Overall: See drinkability.

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Photo of nickd717
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Denver airport.

Clear dark brown pour with a small light beige head.

Nice aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and chocolate.

Roasty nutty flavor with bitter chocolate and malty sweetness.

Medium body with average carbonation.

An above average but not too exciting brown ale overall.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BigBry
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Denver Rock Bottom's, $3.99 for a pint. An award winning brown, it must be good.
Good looking beer, deep brown color, thick ivory colored foam, decent retention and lace. Mild caramel malt smell, slightly sweet and smoky. Taste mirrored the smell, caramel malt, smoke, maybe some cocoa or chocolate. It had a full mouthfeel, lightly carbonated made it creamy and smooth. Nothing overpowering, a good introductory brown.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewhouse in the Denver airport, the beer was served in a tall weisse vase. The beer is a vibrant, chestnut brown color, with a filmy, low profile, tan head. Nose of toasted nut, sweet cream, vanilla, and hints of chocolate. Flavors are tangy sweet nut and chocolate forward, almost sharp, on a thin, crisp body. Caramel and vanilla highlights, with a subtle, roasted sweet aftertaste. The finish is slightly watery, but still sweet. Start strong, but fell off quickly.

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Photo of champ103
2.91/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours dark brown with a little red around the edges. A two finger beige head forms, and recedes in a minute. Some light lace is left behind.
S: Sweet grainy malt with some light chocolate. Really bland overall.
T: Sweet caramel malt, light chocolate and a lingering toasted character that is nice.
M/D: A light to medium body. Crisp carbonation, but creamy at the same time. Not hard to drink. I can put a few back with ease.

Not bad. Better than the majority of their beers. Something I would get again if at the brewpub.

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Photo of OldeSchool
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Westminster, Colorado Rock Bottom. A pretty beer, this is a pleasantly warming American Porter, with a nice mahogany brown hue. Not overly malty, there is enough hops bitterness to make this decenlty thirs-quenching and respectably dry. One of the many pretty average Rock Bottom brews, this one honors Molly Brown, Denver socialite who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown, slightly hazy, with a very thin off white head. Retention is poor with minimal lacing.
S- Aroma is milk chocolate and some caramel. A faint toastiness also lingers in the nose.
T- Caramel and chocolate on the tongue. A rather nice set of flavors with a fairly long finish.
M- Medium body, a bit chewy, medium-low carb.
O- One of the better beers from Rock Bottom that I have had.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown pour, off white head that died fairly quickly. Looks a bit syrupy or oily.
Smell of old socks and cashews, some sweet malt and a bit of coffee.
Taste is stale nut, some sweet malt and weak coffee. Taste quickly gives way to bad aftertaste. No better warm.

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Photo of mschofield
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear mahogany brown, with red at the edges, topped with a two finger tan head, leaves webs of lacing.
Nice rich malty aroma, but not sweet, definitely shows itself as a porter and not a brown ale. A bit earthy.
Malty, caramel candy, tea, herb, and a nutty-walnut note in the taste.
Medium bodied, would go very well with some grilled red meat.

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Photo of JMBSH
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Downtown Denver RBB.

a-pretty brown color with a good two inch head. Lively carbonation through the glass. Good lacing all the way down.

s-malts and grainy. Some chocolate and coffee notes too.

t-like it smells, not too complex but decent. Has a roasted malty taste to it.

m-a little thinner than I'd like, but good.

o-a decent beer from RBB. This beer has changed some what through the years but still does a good job .

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Photo of peteh2112
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of gilgar
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drummstikk
3.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A little darker than brown, smells of rich dark caramel, tastes of thick chocolate, figgy caramel, raisins, and just a hint of roast coffee. A drinkable version of a porter, much more chocolatey than a Northern English brown, but a lot more dark caramel than the average American interpretation. Very light hop bitterness, avoiding the American brewer compulsion to add Cascade.

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Photo of Azeotrope
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of KLHBB
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was a pretty decent but not remarkable brown ale. It poured a decent hazy brown with good head formation. Aroma was very mild, and was of caramel malt. It tasted...well like a brown ale. It was a nice example of the style and approachable for the casual drinker. After reading the official GABF style descriptions, I can undertand why this beer won in the "brown porter" category rather than the "brown ale" category. It had a full mouthfeel, some caramel presence, and some diacetyl. Reminded me of a brown milk stout. Pretty good.

I had this on-tap at the Rock Bottom in Denver.

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Photo of mentor
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presented a half finger tan head over a dark brown liquid. Smells mild. Some chocolate and nut and maybe some grassy hop. Tastes dry chocolate and nutty with some grassy rough from hops. The end is citrus hop late over the dry chocolate and it comes to the forefront in the aftertaste. Md mouthfeel and moderately carbonated. Tasty and a dry finish that worked great as I sat outside in late July one evening.

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