Pompous Ass Brown Ale | San Marcos Brewery & Grill

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Brewed by:
San Marcos Brewery & Grill
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by armock on 12-20-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at San Marcos Brewery. This is an Imperial Brown.

A: Dark brown with a crimson tinge and a small white head.

S: Baked bread with notes of nuts and biscuit. There's a moderate caramel presence with a touch of toffee and an earthy hop profile.

T: Sweet bread with nutty notes. Caramel mingles with toffee and a low earthy bitterness. The beer is lightly sweet.

M: Medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice brown ale. This is probably the best beer I've had so far from San Marcos Brewey.

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Photo of grover37
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber from a friend who lives in San Diego.

Appearance (3.5): Ruby brown with red edges. A finger of cream head reduces to a mostly covering thin layer and a ring.

Aroma (2.5): Kind of a scotch style nose with some crystal and maybe Munich. Definitely a diverse malt bill with mostly toasty, caramel smells dominating.

Taste (3.5): More of the same from the nose. Pretty malty with caramel and some scotch flavors. A fruity plum or apricot - dark fruit - complements the big malt flavors.

Mouthfeel (3): Fairly slick and smooth. Medium body and medium to low carbonation.

Overall (3): Just OK but I'm not that familiar with this style. The maltiness is interesting but it's just not something I would crave. Drinkability is somewhat low, a sipper.

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Photo of armock
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ the brewpub

A - Poured a mahogany color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet caramel malt

T - Follows the nose with sweet caramel malt

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this is a pretty decent beer sure its not the best Barleywine but coming from San Marcos this is pretty good worth picking up a pint

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Pompous Ass Brown Ale from San Marcos Brewery & Grill
3.56 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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