Granola Brown Ale | Black Hog Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
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264 Ratings
Granola Brown AleGranola Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
blackhogbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Before a big pig roast we love to go on a long hike to get the blood flowin’ and our stomachs ready for a serious feast. to keep us going we pack a few bags of crunchy granola. then it came to us! granola brown allows us to have the best of both worlds- a refreshing brew with all the wonders of our delicious granola! take this beer on your next hike or hike one up to your lips for a satisfying energy packed libation. don’t want to pair your beer with a hike? try our granola brown with a nutty alpine cheese like springbrook tarentaise, comte or gruyere.

Added by tylerjonz on 07-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,780
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
264
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
94
Trade:
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by far333:
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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish brown colored with burnished copper highlights and an oatmeal colored head that settles out quickly to a low cap. Rich aroma of cocoa and toffee, toasted dark bread. Flavor matches the nose, punctuated with a subtle hop flavor and a finish that gradually increases in bitterness from hops and an espresso sharpness. Lots of character, and depth of flavor. Full mouthfeel, finishes with a tingly flourish. Great beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Toasted, Bready, Chicory, Crust

An Oatmeal Brown Ale of sorts, with both malted and flaked oats bringing forth a lot of depth. Very malt forward with suggestions of cocoa powder, mild roast coffee, faint caramel and toasted bread from additions of both roasted and toasted malts. Well balanced with a kiss of hop flavor. Robust and drinkable, and not your typical Brown, which perhaps makes it that much more enjoyable.

STYLE: American Brown Ale | ABV: 5.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #100 (MAY 2015)

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color inward with a sturdy cap of a little white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Not much lace, somewhat concave and stringy.
The aroma had a sweet malty milk chocolate to subtle dark chocolate character. Light sweet wafer/biscuit with some brown sugar and nuttiness playing with some caramel/toffee malts to bear a fine balance.
The flavor definitely leaned into the sweetness of the malts that bit into a satisfying crisp nutty to chocolate to light coffee conglomerating just as I had hoped for in a nice brown ale. Nice smooth crisp nutty and sweet aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation hit nice and smooth. ABV felt on par. Finish was wonderful as it had the wanted and expectant smooth to crisp and sweet malty and nutty finish.
Overall, really liked it for me, but almost want to say that this could be considered an English one as I didn't get enough hops to tell me that it was an American styled one. I'd still have again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark brown color. Small tan head. No lace.
Roasted malt aroma, some chocolate, a little nutty.
Taste follows the nose. Chocolate and nuts. Sweet.
Smooth and easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Really nice, smooth brown ale. A touch roasted and a hair sweet, finishes bitter. Not as roasty as a stout and not as sweet as a porter. A really great beer perfect for cooler fall days.

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdilauro
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting pour.Somewhere between a Brown Ale, Smoked Porter, or some Barleywines.
No really distinctive smell or aroma. Fist taste was big and full. This one was almost chew able.
Nicely balanced with a long long finish that slowly takes you from the chewy-ness to finesse

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Photo of socon67
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hooliganlife
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Granola Brown Ale from Black Hog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 264 ratings