This review is sponsored in part by the Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, Montana. Actually, it isn't. This blog has no official sponsors but I was inspired to write this post after drinking a pint of my beer of the month, Big Sky's Moose Drool Brown Ale. After finishing my tasks for the day, I got home and decided to finally pour one of the Moose Drool Browns that had been tantalizing me in the fridge for several days. I pulled out my best stolen Red Hook Brewery glass and emptied the contents of the bottle (I don't have a picture yet but may add one later if I overcome my laziness).
This is no wimpy brown ale that you might have found in some English village in the 16th century. It's very dark in color and hits you immediately with a malt-hops combination that finishes with a strong current of chocolate. It held its own with ease against some Thai noodles I got from a local takeout. It has stout-like body to it, and the feeling that I was drinking a stout was only enhanced by the chocolate finish. I could see that dude on the net reprising his song, "Chocolate Rain" after downing a few of these babies, taking another swig or two during the bridge.
Overall, this beer was very easygoing and pleasant. If it were a girl you were dating, it would inspire your friends to give you a hard time if you ever screwed up the relationship, causing her to leave you. They'd hate you for chasing away that girl that they got along with so well, the one that never complained about how much you drink or how late you stay out, and even did shots with the guys every once in a while. You took her for granted, and now you won't find a girl that *we* like better, you fool. Nice going. We're going to steal your cell phone and call every female sounding name in your contacts, identifying ourselves as your drunken, pissed off friends. That is, unless you buy us each a six of some Moose Drool Browns.