Big Buck Brown Ale | Black Husky Brewing

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Big Buck Brown AleBig Buck Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with Maple Syrup

Added by Winter on 06-02-2011

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by ncketchum:
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4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
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!

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of robear
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Ri0
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Black Husky Brewing on April 14, 2018.

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Photo of Benish
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: light brown with pouring but then dark brown in the glass. A light pancake batter colored head.

Aroma: very malty and sweet with tangy notes of rasberries. No maple though.

Taste: starts sweet and slightly tangy. Notes of raspberries and molasses. No maple but the heavy sweetness must be from the maple and malt.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied to medium-bodied.

Overall: did not expect the notes of raspberries. Some may use this as an indicator of infection, but I say its far from infected. Really tasty brown ale with layers of molasses and berries. Keep it up Black Husky!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of martyl1000
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


On tap at Blue Moon, Madison. Exceedingly well-done, Black Husky. Every inch deserving of the strong scores seen below.

(By the way, most of your fans point to Sproose. Howler is my favorite. Please bring it back.)

Dangerous. If I had to choose one word to describe it, dangerous. So tasty and quaffable, yet serious in potency.

Sure hope I can find a few bombers in Madison shops. I'll email you to find out where. I'll be giving this as gifts to shock friends with my divining rod of hidden-gem brews. (Nah. I'll drink 'em.)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dannycohen62
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adamcarlson28
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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