Category Archives: Dark/Brown Ales

Frederic-Robinson: Chocolate Old Tom

From the Brewery:  “Old Tom with chocolate is an indulgent rich combination of Robinsons’ award winning Old Tom and the finest cocoa. It is a superior full bodied strong ale filled with the flavour of ripe malt and velvety smooth … Continue reading

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St. Bernardus: Christmas Ale

From the Brewery:  “St.Bernardus Christmas Ale is a dark seasonal brewed in the classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. (10,0 % ABV) Similar to all the beers from our brewery, it greets the drinker with the signature aroma … Continue reading

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Lagunitas: Lucky 13

From the Brewery:  “An ultra-mega-mondo red ale first made in 2006 to celebrate 13 years of brewing ultra-hoppy-mega-malty-mondo ales. Now it’s 2013 and we’re 20 years in. Whoa.” 8.65% ABV Red Ale The Pour:  Poured from a 22 oz bomber into … Continue reading

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Lagunitas: Undercover Shut-Down Ale

From the Brewery:  “We brewed this especially bitter ale in remembrance of the 2005 St Patrick’s Day Massacre and in commemoration of our 20-day suspension that followed. The ABC conducted an undercover investigation of our brewery, finding us guilty of … Continue reading

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21st Amendment: Fireside Chat

From the Brewery:  “Like FDR’s Depression-era radio addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, … Continue reading

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Speakeasy: Butchertown Black Ale

From the Brewery:  “This black ale beguiles you with its light body and soft maltiness – just before it unloads the hops and finishes clean. Butchertown commemorates the district of old San Francisco where the water ran red and the … Continue reading

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Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

From the Brewery:  “A nutty twist to a traditional European Brown Ale. Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish.” 6.2% ABV Purchased from Mar-Val in Prather, California. The Pour:  Poured from … Continue reading

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