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Brown bottles

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Towards the end of my weekend in Chicago I picked up a six-pack mix of regional dark beers at a Binny’s outlet. Here is my meager assessment of each:

Brooklyn Brown Ale: the best of the lot. It was smooth and not too heavy. Went down well.

Bell’s Porter: it was okay. Tasted like a light Guinness.

Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale: better than the Bell’s Porter. Heavy and slightly oaky.

Buster Nut Brown Ale: Tasted like Killians. Went down well.

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter: tasted a touch too heavy, like a stout.

Rocky’s Revenge Bourbon Brown: this one came highly recommended by the employee I spoke with. I thought it was alright but not the best of the lot. Tasted like the Buster.

Last week I picked up a six-pack of Millstream Schild Brau Amber on sale at Wine & Spirits. A dark lager courtesy the Amana Colonies. Tasted pretty good, even after the chill has left the bottle a bit.


Written by camcarlson

August 26, 2012 at 9:29 PM

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