Velvet Underbrown
Heavy Riff Brewing Company

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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #259
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,170
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
From:
Heavy Riff Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  9
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Livyatan1996
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

didn't know these guys had anything out for distro, so was excited to see it sitting at the beer shop. dumped into a pint glass, a beautiful brown ale with a chocolate brown/black color and a smooth light brown frothy head that has sizzled away to a foam cap and lots of lacing. toast, chocolate, caramel, and hints of coffee, with a developing sweetness as it warms.
toffee and caramel blend with a smokiness and dark chocolate, and a vanilla sweetness breaks through to keep everything in check. really quite the punch for a regular brown ale. pretty full bodied, good carbonation, and just overall a pleasure to drink. some good stuff. if you find it pick it up.

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Photo of KidBeans
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

A: Coffee-brown and opaque in color, thin tan head that recedes after a couple minutes in the glass.

S: Roasted malt, smoke, baker’s chocolate, a little vanilla.

T: Dark chocolate, espresso, black tea leaves, liquorice.

M: Low carbonation, medium body. Though darker and more opaque than a typical brown ale it is not heavy like a stout or porter.

O: Overall a good brown ale. Lacking a little complexity on the palate but very drinkable and enjoyable otherwise.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - dark brown Good head and sticky lacing
Smell - slight toasty slight sweet
Taste - good balance between toast and sweet
Feel - medium body and a good carb
Overall - pretty tasty

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Photo of dustin22martin
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker than a typical Brown Ale, but still very tasty. It drinks easy, and it's nice and toasty. Overall, I'd say it's everything I am looking for in a Brown Ale.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft in a nonic pint glass

Dark brown in color, cream colored head. Chocolately malt aroma, a touch of coffee roast and nuttiness. Similar taste. Mildly sweet. Full bodied.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice brown, with minimal head, a caramel nose, which couples with tea notes and honey in the flavor. Feel is brisk, and easy going. A very pleasant experience overall.

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Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a deep dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of caramel, toffee and chocolate. Nice sweet flavor with chocolate and caramel. A citrusy bitterness adds balance.

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Velvet Underbrown from Heavy Riff Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 29 ratings