89 Black Cat Ale, Moorhouse’s Brewery (England). 3.4% ABV (3/10)
Translucent brown color. Bright roasted nut, dark chocolate and toasted grain aromas follow through on a soft entry to a dryish medium body with excellent depth and intensity. Finishes with a long, roasted coffee and baker’s cocoa fade. A spot-on mild ale with a lot of character.
89 Bear-Ass Brown, Silverton Brewery (CO). 4.2% ABV (3/11)
Pretty ruby mahogany color. Rich chocolate-covered coffee bean aromas and a flavors with a crisp, round, dryish medium body and a long, vibrant, pumpernickel toast and roasted nut finish with light leafy hops. Very tasty.
87 Bristlecone Brown Ale, Uinta Brewing Co. (UT). 4% ABV (3/11)
Rich copper color. Rich nut bread toast, soy sauce and sunflower seed butter with a round, frothy dryish medium body and a pleasant root vegetable, weak coffee and kale-like hop finish.