Batshit Crazy
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #477
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,575
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 14.75%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
107
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Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  9
Gots
  28
SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: Bat$h!t Crazy is a Coffee Brown Ale. Balanced milk sugar sweetness gives way to robust coffee flavors, sure to drive you Bat$h!t Crazy!
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 107 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown pour with caramel colored creamy foam layered on top.

S - Nice coffee and roasted malt aroma. Coffee bean is the dominant player in the nose.

T - Coffee rules this one from start to finish. Roasty flavor, coffee bean, light smoke and char, some delicate lingering roast and char and the back side.

M - Medium body that's a little thin around the edges and dry on the back of the tongue.

O - Not a brown ale fan but this one works and drinks really well.

Mar 29, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- 12oz can pours into a snifter with a crimson-brown body and a small head. The foam atop the beer peaks at a finger high with okay retention. Long webs and sheets of lacing from the tiniest of rings at the edge.

S- Coffee and toasted malts is the quick summary of the aroma. Fresh french pressed coffee is very strong with notes of toasted nuts, fresh mashed barley husks, chocolate and toffee supporting.

T- Coffee, chocolate, moderate sweetness and heavy malts. The barley gives a malt profile of brown sugar, toasted nuts, toffee, chocolate, slight roast and again raw barley husks in the mash. Overall it has some dark bready flavors as well as vanilla sweets and of course a ton of coffee.

MF- Kind of on the thin side to be honest. There is a bit of a frothy and foamy texture but for this flavor profile it is lacking a creaminess to support the darker, semi-rich profile. Carbonation moderately low.

Dec 07, 2019
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farrago from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid finger of tan foam, even surface, good retention, lacing lacks stick. Clear dark brown liquid with a storm of hyperactive bubbles visible. The roast to the nose if more cocoa than coffee, chocolate and cola, vaguely nutty, no distinct fruit scents. Light to medium-bodied, fluid and polished mouth feel, the carbonated prickle most evident when you swallow. More bready here than nutty, not finding the coffee element to be overpowering (about five months old). Lots of that cola, then heavy cream and toffee. All that said, finding it more dry than sweet and pretty well integrated. Finish is on the short side. Maybe it’s more powerful right out of the gate but at this juncture it’s an easy sipper. (Canned 6/20/19)

Nov 12, 2019
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Radome from Florida

3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from a 12 oz can.

L - Deep, dark brown color but clear when held up to the light. Head is light tan; fluffy at first but fleeting, although it maintains a nice ring around the glass and a thin cloud on the surface.

S - Malt yields some dark bread, chocolate and roasted notes, but those are totally overshadowed by strong, dark -roasted coffee. If I didn't know from the label, it still would have been obvious that this was a true coffee beer from the smell alone. The coffee aroma comes across as harsh and overblown rather than inviting to me.

T - As in the aroma, the strong, bitter coffee flavors drown out any beer flavors, as if a day-old pot of cold coffee had been poured on top of a brown ale. Again, true coffee, but a bit harsh.

F - Medium body; low carbonation; semi-sweet finish, all appropriate for a brown ale. Low hops bitterness is not distinguishable from the matching coffee bitterness. Low alcohol presence.

O - The base beer is a good brown ale, but the coffee addition is overdone and aggressive for me.

Nov 10, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very glossy black body with a thin 1/2 finger of beige-khaki head.

Aromas of sour and peppery coffee, faint lactose, and charred roasted malts.

Flavor is sour coffee and light pepper notes, soured milk, and lingering notes of wood, coffee bean, and earth.

Feel is watery, moderate carbonation, and a faint dryness with a good amount of chalk and oil on the finish.

Overall, a shabby beer. I'm not really a fan of this one and I'm not sure where they went wrong but it's not hitting the right chords for me.

Oct 25, 2017
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Ferretferret from Wisconsin

2.28/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Purchased from Whole Foods in a 16 oz can. A complex coffee roast succumbs to an odd and perplexing sourness that I simply didn't sign up for. I've heard Mobcraft's brews are rife with quality control issues leading to sourness, and I just can't recommend them based off of my experience, either. I had to give it away to a friend who enjoys sours.

May 01, 2017
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance- Poured from the can into pint glass, I got a huge 2 inch head on this beer. Not a good sign.

Smell - Brown malts were noted, with drier leanings.

Taste - I detect a hint of coffee at the front, but not much else. Beyond that, this is a straightforward brown ale with little body and a dry profile.

Mouthfeel- All of the carbonation went to the top of my pour, so this is pretty flat.

Overall- I have had better brown ales from home brewers.

Apr 03, 2017
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morimech from Minnesota

3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

16oz can with no date. Dark brown color with a finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thin film. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. Strong aroma of coffee so I do not think this beer is too old. But I am not sure there is anything else underneath all the coffee. Strong coffee flavor as well but it also has a bit of acidity that makes me believe the coffee was not brewed as well as it could of been. A little bit of hint of malt with notes of nuts that dow not really compliment the coffee that well. Off putting mouthfeel to this beer. It just clings to the inside of the mouth. I do like the carbonation level however. Not the greatest coffee beer that is for sure.

Oct 31, 2015
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Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

1.87/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

16oz can. Definitely infected, aroma was muddled, unpleasant sour taste with no disernable coffee, very thin mouthfeel. Hopefully they identify and fix the issue with the canned version as I haven't heard of any problems with the bombers or draft.

Sep 21, 2015
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joe1510 from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bomber
$5.99
Discount - Milwaukee

A brown ale sporting a blacker than black body. No light penetrates. A khaki head of two fingers forms on the pour and rather quickly fizzles down to a skim coat and ring.A couple spots of patchy lace are left behind but there's not much to look at besides the opaqueness of the body.

I like the nose on this beer. It presents itself with a hearty, full, roasty, coffee forward aroma and I honestly can't get enough. Coffee with a dash of cream meets up with a rich nuttiness bordering on peanut butter but not quite there. A soft note of vanilla rounds it all out. There's not a ton of complexity but what's there, coffee, is appetizing for sure.

Mobcraft dumped a lot of coffee into this beer. It's strong and roasty off the bat, a veritable cold brew. The roast is high but there's a good bit of sweetness as well, not much acidity. It's rich and easy drinking. The nuttiness accompanies the coffee well while vanilla pops its head up here and there. Again, there's not a ton of complexity but what's there is tasty.

The body runs along the lighter side of moderate, with an active carbonation. Coffee tends to thin out bodies but this one is a little too much, it's actually like drinking a glass of black iced coffee. While the body is slightly thin and the carbonation slightly high, this beer is beyond drinkable. It goes down e-a-s-y!

Mobcraft liabels this beer as a coffee ale. That's no joke. This is cold brew with alcohol in the mix. Who needs to Irish up their coffee when Batshit Crazy is available? Nobody, that's who. I'd buy this beer again and I'd recommend it to friends but mention the high level of coffee-ness.

Sep 07, 2015
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richj1970 from Alabama

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16 oz can into tulip.

A: Dark brown with one finger head. Short retention and little to no lacing.

S: Roasted coffee beans and lactose sugars.

T: Much the same as the nose. Subtle coffee flavors abound. There is a slight tartness to this suggesting milk sugars gone bad or a hint of infection.

M: Medium body and fairly lightly carbonated.

O: Nice coffee flavored brown ale. Planning on visiting the other can soon to see if the tartness prevails.

Aug 21, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours all foam and the liquid slowly builds to a cloudy tea color; the flip side is great retention and a wall of lace

Smell: Brown bread, nuts and coffee with cream; a bit of a tart character

Taste: Brown bread, nuts, coffee with cream on the front end but the beer has developed a lactic sourness that dominates through the finish; you can still get some coffee in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The lactose has turned into lactic acid so the beer has developed an infection; not undrinkable but not what the brewer intended

Thanks, FlandersNed, for the opportunity

Aug 06, 2015
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint-sized can:

Pours dark brown with a tan, foamy head. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of burnt coffee, slight metallic notes, with an earthy tone.

The taste of coffee not as burnt as in the nose. A nutty brown ale blends with the roasted coffee. Sweet-ish with roast and lactose balance in the finish.

Hits medium-bodied. Enough to the feel to give it the higher of the scores I had in mind, especially as it progresses.

A solid nut brown ale with coffee (with milk). The coffee is more old-school American coffee than espresso. It's not rich, but certainly there. An interesting brew.

Jul 17, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark amber brown, thin skin on the surface.
Earthy roasty coffee aroma, fairy smooth.
Tart fruit, roasty coffee taste. Light bodied, slight astringency.
Overall it's not bad, plenty of coffee aroma and taste, thin astringent body knocks points off though.

Jul 05, 2015
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Trifecta1 from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can (!).

Sweet coffee and dry roasty malt with earthy notes and fruitcake. So much better than the bottle version, cripes.

Bottle : 3/5
Can : 3.8/5

Jul 03, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brown color with light tan head. Some roasted malt mainly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Not much coffee. Medium bodied, ok carbonation. Finishes bland.

Jun 07, 2015
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Jaunty from Wisconsin

3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown coffee colored brew poured into a pilsner glass. Very thin lacing, no head to speak of. Light thin feel to the ale, Light carbonation to this brew. Almost like drinking a iced coffee. Definite coffee flavor comes thru along with a light creamy mouth feel. I felt the finish was dry and warm. My partner and I both appreciated this beer. A little outside the box, we liked that.

Jan 24, 2015
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rwbrown from New York

2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This just wasn't for me. The aromas and taste advertised couldn't emerge past the faint burnt taste.

As brown ales go, this is not one that justifies much further consumption. I don't think it's going to get many votes.

I could imagine a few tweaks might get this to a drinkable place, but it's not there yet.

Jan 17, 2015
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into HF wine stem split 3 ways.

Appearance: translucent light to medium brown bodied beer. Large 3 fingers of white head that has decent staying power.

Smell: Tons of roasty and nutty malt aromas as soon as the cap comes off. This is a great smelling brown ale and its also got a nice smell of coffee creamer. Almost reminds me of hazelnut coffee.

Taste: Smells just like it tastes. Lots of brown ale nuttiness and coffee creamer. The nuttiness is very nutty and a hint of hazelnut notes are present.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Creamy carbonation. Very smooth drinking.

Overall: This beer really over exceeded my expectations. This is a fantastic brown ale. I am going to look forward to future beers that Mobcraft brews because they seem to think outside the box and execute their beer well. I am an instant fan!!!!

Nov 09, 2014
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spacecake9 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured into my Surly goblet....

A - Pours hazy dark amber with a thin white head.
S - Coffee! Really smells like coffee. I don't really smell anything else.
T - Coffee and vanilla flavors with some sweetness on the tongue. This beer probably tastes more like coffee than other beer I've tasted.
M - Medium mouth feel, highly carbonated, flavor sticks around awhile.
O - I like this beer. Different than others I've had where coffee was the leading flavor.

Nov 02, 2014
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Poured into a snifter 10/24/2014.

A- Dark cola brown body. One finger offwhite head with good retention time. A bit of lacing, but not a ton. Looks pretty much like a brown ale. [3.5]

S- Rich toffee and caramel malt, touch of bitter black coffee. Hint of lactose sweetness. Some nuttiness. Smells good. [4]

F- Nutty, roast malt sweetness sets the background for bitter black coffee and lactose that acts like adding a cream to the coffee. The brown malt base adds a nice packet of sugar as well. So, black coffee with cream and sugar mixed in with nutty flavours and roast malts. Smooth, easy to drink and delivers exactly what is advertised. Not too sweet, nice balance between the coffee, cream and sugar type aspects of the beer. [4]

M- Medium bodied, soft and a bit lower in carbonation than expected. Finish is a slightly sweet lactose mixed in with mildly bitter black coffee, such that it's sort of a wash. Very easy to drink. [4]

O- Nicely balanced coffee +milk brown ale. All the major components of the beer are obvious here, and in good harmony with each other. Tastes great, easy to drink, good beer overall. In my opinion, this certainly rates better than it is getting right now. [4]

Final score: 3.98

Oct 25, 2014
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KFBR392 from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%

Appearance: Pours with a vibrant head of two fingers which settles to half a finger while drinking. Slight sticky lacing left with each drink. Dark amber brown in color with a good amount of active carbonation.

Smell: Lactose and malt sweetness greet the drinker. Then a bold wave of freshly ground coffee smashes through into the body and is highlighted by accents of chocolate, tobacco, and vanilla. Toasted nuts and malts are powdered on the back end with some cinnamon and sugar notes. Expansive and inviting.

Taste: Freshly ground coffee all over the nose. Milk chocolate and sweet dough roll in on the body and even out the front. Toffee and caramel compose the malt backbone. Earthy malts with lingering sweetness batters the palate. Dark coffee grounds linger on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Soft carbonation feeling pulls through a complete dessert style beer. Coffee additions are done very well, potent yet allowing others players to shine through.

Overall: Wow this is a tasty brew. A ton of complex levels on the nose and taste which each seemed to be the highlight at one point while drinking. Outstanding.

Oct 24, 2014
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 22oz bottle into snifter.

A - Mahogany brown with lighter brow highlights and a 2 finger sandy head. Excellent retention a gobs of lacing coat my glass.

S - Reminds me of a brown ale, but also has some resemblance to a porter. Pick up the toasted and nutty notes along with mellow coffee. I detect a bit of cola, which is what I find in porters.

T - Rich and malty with some lighter coffee that has some sweetened sugar and cream. Not quite as good as the nose would have suggested. Some nuttiness, tobacco, and a bit of cola.

M - Medium body, but pretty smooth and well executed carbonation.

O - It makes sense that this is their best beer and one that they will continue to brew. It sort of reminds me of Devil Over A Barrel, but without any bourbon notes.

Jul 06, 2014
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