Brown Sugar Brown Cow | D9 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
D9 Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
d9brewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Immortale25 on 12-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,652
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
45
pDev:
19.78%
 
 
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My first D9 - and it was definitely interesting...

Two words - liquid caramel - that's what this brew looked like pouring it and even more so once it was in my pint glass. There really wasn't much head or lacing, but it was still a joy to look at. The rest of it was a bit also-ran. The smell was nothing I could tell - no mocha, no brown sugar - very weird, and the mouthfeel was borderline watery (what saved it was a distinct yet distant creaminess I noted. Taste-wise it was full of brown sugar, very light on the mocha (disappointing really) and it had enough of the brown ale flavoring to blend solid enough. Though this is not something I would reach for again, I know some folks who would live this beer.

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Photo of Bryant1985
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EN27
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BobHop
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nick_perry
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, orange-brown appearance. Yeast and coffee aromas. Flavor matches, with a sweet, nutty finish. Flavor lingers for quite a while. Mild amount of carbonation.

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Photo of ordybill
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a light brown amber mix with a medium sized white head off-white head. The aroma is chocolate malt and caramel. The taste is similar to the nose.

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Photo of JayQue
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I did not like this one at all. Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass, a beautiful clear dark amber color. Subsequent pours had a more hazy look about it. Very small amounts of lacing and a medium size fairly fast fading antique white head. Aroma and taste featured a bitter chemical like presence that offset anything good about the aroma and taste. Maybe there was too much vanilla or the combination of vanilla, milk chocolate and coffee did not blend well. You could smell and taste some milk chocolate which seemed pleasant enough but that odd smell/flavor was prominent enough to mess with any positive qualities. Mouthfeel was a bit too light but there was an overall smoothness and sweetness if you could get beyond the metallic aspects. I will not be trying this one again.

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Photo of Old_Beard_Belly
2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A dark amber actually not really brown. Tastes light hops and slight chocolate.
Feels in between a light and a medium beer not a filling beer. Tastes like they tried and gave up on a good porter and mixed it with a bad light amber beer. Will not buy again. It just feels as if two different beers got mixed together and it didnt work out like my last 2 marriages. Overall a watered down dark beer

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweet, but then ends with a light bodied bitterness that I'm not fond of.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertColianni
4.67/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steeleman20
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ordered this based on the description on the menu and it lived up to it.
Love the vanilla aroma with the mild chocolate notes...came from the tap so the carbonation was lower than a typical bottle which was preferrable.

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Photo of cafequaid
4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
2.7/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I don't see a date listed anywhere on this can.

Appearance: The body is the color of a dark brown tea. It is mostly opaque but it gives semi-transparent glances through dark reddish-brown edges. It has a short, creamy textured, tobacco stained yellow-tan head that has moderate retention and no real lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a very sweet smelling caramel and butterscotch aroma.

Taste; There's more of that butterscotch and caramel character in the flavor here. This is a pretty odd beer because it kind-of has an ESB style flavor but it totes itself as a "MOCHA BROWN ALE" on the can, where it doesn't taste like mocha...I'm not sure if this is supposed to taste like brown sugar given the title of the beer but it doesn't. It really isn't as good as a standard run-of-the-mill brown ale either. It's just this buttery caramel-laden mess. It does taste very sweet so it might appeal to those with a sweet tooth but it simply lacks any base malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: There is a medium body with a light touch of chalk.

Overall: It just wasn't a very good beer. It is fairly one-note with the caramel flavor. I wouldn't recommend it based on my experience and I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of RockyM72
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sendbeer
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-std. pint glass serving. Chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, lactose, and coffee brown ale.

A: Murky ice tea coloring has a short lived fizzy, dirty beige capping. Some macro-carbonation bubbles, reminds me of a long island ice tea.

S: Rich experience on the nose. Milky caramel chocolate is rich, sweet, backed by some vanilla. Milky chocolate of good awareness.

T: Earthy caramel-coffee bean flavor, with strong highlights of milky chocolate base and vanilla bean. Mocha and cocoa powder, milk chocolate, with some lactose and sweet brown sugar. There is a nice presence of fresh speciality coffee beans, really nice brown ale base, sweet, with all ingredients equally expressed and represented here.

M: Milky medium full mouthful, good carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

O: Sweet dessert style brown ale with vanilla, brown sugar and chocolate all blending beautifully together. Is there such a thing as a halloween beer? if not this fits the bill nicely.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Brown Sugar Brown Cow from D9 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 45 ratings