La Brea Brown
Fossil Cove Brewing Co.

La Brea BrownLa Brea Brown
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Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
Arkansas, United States
Belgian Dark Ale
Ranked #19
Ranked #21,892
3.74 | pDev: 15.24%
Jul 15, 2022
Mar 12, 2013
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Rated: 3.94 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jul 15, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Mar 17, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Nov 19, 2021
Reviewed by THE_VANDAL from Arkansas

4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A mighty scent of chocolate, coffee, and roasted grains open with the pour. These carry forward to the mouth, with the addition of caramel, pumpkin spice, and a host of sweet dark fruits- cherry, plum, grape. Heavy malts exhale with a low carbonation. Very close to a dessert, but not quite. A perfect Fall imbibe, IMO.
Oct 05, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by KLHBB from Arkansas

Oct 05, 2020
Rated: 3.01 by Maxmiester27 from Arkansas

Jun 02, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by zbooks from Texas

Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by TylerJ from Iowa

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Lesiergreshman from Texas

Apr 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanks Russ!
Treated as a Belgian brown ale, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a fully dark brown color with a small white foamy head quickly sliding off. Barely any lace.
The aroma had a fabulous blend of milk chocolate, Belgian chocolate, light earthy spice, sweet coffee bean, some roasty coffee beans, toast, brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel/toffee malts, light nutty/pecan-like character and a touch of wafer on the back end.
The flavor yields towards the sweetness of the blend - taking the milk chocolate, brown sugar, Belgian chocolate, dark fruits and malts to mix thoroughly and very nicely. Aftertaste seemed like cocoa powder, brown sugar, caramel/toffee malts and pecans - very nice.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with fine in between sort of sessionable to sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Cocoa powder-like finish with a touch of nuts and roast.
Overall, very nice as a Belgian brown ale, we'll say Belgian dark ale for the sake of Beer Advocate.
Sep 23, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by chladun from Virginia

Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by D1noB from Oklahoma

4.52/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bread malt and carmel marry together with hops poking out just slightly.

Taste rating in words: it's a windy cool fall day sitting by a fire looking out are the beauty.
Nov 18, 2017
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Rated by TonyPerkis from Arkansas

4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Love this beer. I find myself craving it.
Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 4.91 by zacnock from Arkansas

Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 04, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by cambabeer from New York

Jun 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Kdubzz from Arkansas

3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
One of my go-to's in Fay-town. Pours a deep amber-brown, see through with a very small, off white head. Smells like a caramel apple, quite sweet but not overly much so. The taste is light, dominantly sweet, with apples showing up again, and a bit of plum or some other dark fruit. A bit of a hop character that lingers just a bit at the end. An interesting take on the style. Still smooth and somewhat malty, but that fruitiness sets it apart. Perfect mouthfeel, medium with medium to light carbonation. Overall, this is a very solid Brown that might be a bit too sweet for some, but suits my palate perfectly.
Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by Hogbrew02 from Arkansas

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.29 by 50StateBeerTour from Arkansas

Jan 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear, brown color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of hops, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of nut, and slight hops. Overall, not bad, but average at best.
Jan 02, 2016
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