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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 (783) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2630) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/toasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent brown ale style. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5750) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Perhaps the grossest label Iíve ever seen, donít see any humor in it and a little surprised that the BATF would approve it. Major negative PR points. The beer is a pleasant enough, quite thick and heavy-toffee-laden brown ale, even a kick of coffee in this sturdy brew. (#5745, 9/21/2014)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Hazy brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is malt and roasted nut. Taste follows nose. Good beer. Not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3307) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On Draught
Deep brown big head & real nice lace.

Aroma is earthy, nutty, & roasty. Itís rich but not especially sweet smelling. Light coffee. Cool.

Flavor is really rich, roasty & mildly sweet. Itís nutty & lightly bitter, as well as accentuated by nice leafy hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (477) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Deep clear brown with a medium tan head. Malty nutty aroma. Smooth sweet malty hints of coffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2053) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Rating no. 2000. Bought in Charleston Beer Exchange. Bottle @ DRBSG14. UNclear bwownish body with a small offwhite head. Light chocolate, light malt, caramel, light hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2014. Pours unclear amber with a small white head. Caramel, toffee, dust and fruit. Medium bodied. Faint fudge and toffee like note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a creamy beige head. Toasted malty aroma with light hoppy notes and some biscuit notes. Very nutty and toasted flavor with light hoppy notes. Well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and caramelish. Caramelish. Toasted malty and slight fruity. Lingering fruity and caramelish dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours clear copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nuts and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long nutty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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