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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The brown ale to end all brown ales. Enjoy it, because there is no longer any reason to drink another. Youíve reached the pinnacle. A healthy blend of traditional British malts give this popular style a semi-sweet, biscuity, slightly roasted flavor. Oats thicken the mouthfeel, and a handful of specialty malts add complex chocolate, toffee, and caramel notes. The hops are mostly traditional, earthy British hops, but we cocked it up a bit with some Cascade late in the boil just to show those snooty Brits that we donít approve of that Constitutional Monarchy crap.


Concealer's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (736) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Smells of caramel, malt and coffee. There is a semi biter taste but mostly a coffee and malt flavor. Interesting brown.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2088) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Deep brown color. Not much head. No lacing. Big coffee aroma drowning anything else out. Cold coffee taste with some faint notes of chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (366) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear medium brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is nutty, roasty. Flavor has a nutty sweetness. Light to medium in body with a lingering nutty toffee character. Solid brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (535) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent dark copperish brown with foamy eggshell head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells malty, toasty, and nutty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
A word about the label. Please do not evoke doodie on your beer label. Iím sure this seemed like a good idea late at night after a day of drunken "marketing meetings", but...no...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6069) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2014
22. Thanks, N! Pours a crystal clear dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around for a while. Nice big malty bready nose, showing bread crust, brown bread, toast, walnut shells, and a bit of cola. Creamy medium body with medium carb. Walnut shells, bread crusts, and cola on the mid palate. Beautifully done.

No idea why this costs $7 or less in Louisville and $15 in Seattle. Would gladly buy at least three times as much if they got the price down where it belongs.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (1807) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Clear dark amber with a 1/2" head and blobs of lace. Taste is malt infused with bitter cinnamon and roasted hazelnut. The nut turns bitter, but not enough to balance. Average at best.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimsRatings (401) - - JUN 23, 2014
From bomber. Pours brown with a touch of light brown head. Slight burnt malt aroma and taste. Maybe I am not a big fan of brown ales... or maybe this beer is just not as good as it sounds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle graciously shared by want1DIPA. Thanks TJ. Pours a deep brown color, tan head. Nice brew. Lots of toasted grain, roasted nuts, hints of light coffee, dark toasted bread.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (693) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a dark brown almost black with a khaki head. Chocolate, coffee, nut, roasted malt and light hop aroma. Chocolate, coffee, nut, toffee, caramel, and light roasted malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate, coffee and nutty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4312) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Keg @ ATG. Chestnut pour with a tiny off-white head. Toasted nuts, Nutella, roasted coffee. Really well-rounded aromas. Sweet and earthy. Dried tobacco, dirt cuts sweet caramel and peanut butter swirl. Really nicely balanced. Light body, strong carb. A well conceived example of a very un-hip style.


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