Shakedown Brown | Black Market Brewing Co.

Shakedown BrownShakedown Brown
BA SCORE
3.53/5
44 Ratings
Shakedown BrownShakedown Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States
blackmarketbrew.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Anglo-American Style Brown Ale

Added by SShelly on 12-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,441
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
44
pDev:
13.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Photo of DoubleJ
2.48/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I'm ready for a taste of this Temecula-based brewery. On-tap at The Catch in Anaheim, CA, on to the beer:

This beer features an amber brown color. The lace is stringy on the glass and the head retention is adequate. Its aroma is light powered, some toffee and a nuttiness come through. It isn't going to blow down the house unless the intensity of the nose is multiplied.

Bah! There are a couple big problems with the taste. First, I can taste plastic (though not intense), which is not a good sign. Second, the beer flavors (not counting that one big off-flavor) are weak. It tastes flowery at first, then a weak nuttiness appears with a note of pine. Somehow, I am able to consume this beer, but I think after paying $6 at an upscale bar, I feel that I am obligated to. The body's not bad, a light-medium feel with some carbonation.

On second thought, maybe I wish that I didn't get to taste this unimpressive ale.

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Photo of pperez38
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black market brown Ale

A: It is in fact a standard brown ale, some transparency but nothing to knock you off your barstool, just a by the numbers pour from the tap, I would take the pepsi challenge with some other standard brown like Newcastle and woudlnt be shocked by the similarity. that is not a good trait to cultivate.

S: Theres some nutmeg, some walnut and caramel notes.

T: Nice brown sugar finish with a fleeting limited hop taste. It is difficult to expand on such a limited experience, you have a one two punch of some entirely expected elements. I feel as though I could recreate this recipe on a balmy sunday with an El Monte garage some materials. Watch me.

M: Again, nothing amazing but I cannot really complain either. If it were on happyhour, I might look twice for the limited distribution but again it just isn't worth the experience if nothing else but a notch in your beerpost.

D: It is exceptionally drinkable but that's only due to the low malt and carbonation. Being mediocre should warrant accolades. No specific problems but just a lacklsuter experience.

Narrative: Robert Chalmers wasn't a jock exactly, he played water polo but didn't make his life about it. Sure, he was on academic decathelon but he was far from the best on that team either. Ultimately he was a place filling integer, just a cog within the social framework. Ultimately he would meet a normal girl with middle of the road asprirations and purchase a track home. It was his destiny, but he always felt that lingering itch for something beyond formica tile and a kitchen hutch. Alas, ten years have passed and here Robert is, plating rhododendron bulbs and wondering what could have been.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Totalpackage411
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of anon
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of mscudder
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Eureka!Burger Claremont

A: The pour is indeed brown with some reddish hints and a creamy khaki head.

S: A decent enough nuttiness on the nose with some nice toasted malts and a little bit of roast. Earthy hops provide a touch of bitterness. Unfortunately, the nose is somewhat buttery.

T: Moderately roasty, but a little more than expected for a brown ale. Toasted malts with a moderate nuttiness and earthy hop character. No butter on the flavor, at least. Somewhat sweet, but a little too bitter.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: Certainly not horrible, but not really all that great of a brown ale either.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

940th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
16oz

@Eureka!Burger, Claremont, CA

App- A bit of thinner brown color with a one finger head that receding quickly. Redeeming factor to this one was the wall of cling down the glass.

Smell- A bit cold from the tap some a lot was compressed for me. A bit of small roasty, malty and coffee notes. Not too much here but wasn't drastically bad.

Taste A semi good brown ale with a small roasty flavor. A little more malty with some small peanut flavors and a touch of coffee.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium carbonation with a light roast note trailing it.

Drink- It wasn’t half bad just served a bit too cold to let any flavors layer themselves or develop the way they should. I tend to like my browns in a mug so a small diameter pint doesn’t help either. Probably wont have this one again.

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Photo of S2kookies
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Murrhey
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at Haven Gastropub in Orange, Calif.

A- Quick eroding head, off-white in color. Nut brown body.

S- Fruity, floral hops and some nuttiness.

T- Dark malts and barley. Nut flavors.

M- Medium bodied and smooth.

O- Not complex or interesting, but a good session beer.

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Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Quite attractive brownish amber. A little hazy. Nice foam and sudsy mouthfeel.

Huge mouthful of flavor for a Brown. Burnt pecans, some butter, lots of grain. Lots of resiny hops. Seriously bitter. I'd call it over the top, and more like an IPA in flavor, but at least it's not the usual anemic Brown. Creamy carbonation. Just too much of a good thing. But if you are a big fan of bittering hops, this is more like a brown IPA and well worth a try.

Available now in 22 oz bottles (see photo). Three Black Market beers in bottles suddenly showed up at Best Damn in San Diego.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Zaximus
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Shakedown Brown from Black Market Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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