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English Brown Ale | Emmett's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Emmett's Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cjacobsen on 11-29-2011

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by cjacobsen:
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(A) Sits almost black in the glass. Decent quarter inch head that diminishes to lacing on top of the beer and leaves lacing on the glass. Some ruby hues around the base of the glass where the light gets in.

(S) Roasted dark malts are prominent. There is a bit of coffee present, and some faint hops. Some biscuit and leather round out the aroma.

(T) The roasted caramel malts and dark grains blend nicely. Gives a rich and robust flavor. There is a bit of coffee and cocoa that make their way into the taste. Some cracker. Leather.

(M) A bit grainy, but not off-putting. Expected. Medium body. Ends only slightly dry. Filling.

(O) Quite the nice surprise on a cold day. It's always fun to try the newest additions to the lineup and this time it didn't disappoint in the least. Rich in flavor and body and quite a great tasting beer. Really enjoyed it.

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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChugginOil
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown with less than a fingers worth of tan head. Spotty lace.

The nose is malty and very nutty. There are some fresh hops within the heavy malt bill that adds to the character of this brew. Dessert-like with a chocolate covered nut aroma.

The taste is sweet with a bit of bitterness from the hops. There is a rich nutty taste that has a bit of milk chocolate surrounding it. Pretty damn tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with enough stickiness to keep the nutty flavors lasting.

Overall, I really enjoyed this brown ale and thought it had great characteristics all around.

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English Brown Ale from Emmett's Brewing Company
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