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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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. You’ve 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 don’t approve of that Constitutional Monarchy crap.

Concealer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (748) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2035) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Aroma: Nutty, Chocolate, Oats Appearance: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Oats, Nutty, Chocolate, Malty Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
eduamon (6) - SPAIN - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Smells a little bite like chocolate but it is not too sweet nor alcoholic. Easy enough to drink and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Clear mahogany with a nose of chocolate biscuit and almond toffee. Smooth flavor of earthy cocoa and nutty sweetness, clean finishing while still semi sweet and balanced. Simple but damn good and nearly porter-like, without the roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose and taste of toffee, caramel, toasted nuts and touch of citrus/orange peel. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Taster at brewery - have been tempted to buy the bomber, but... Nose is peanut butter snickers bar. Sip adds many a type of old man candy and trace amount of salt. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2160) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (387) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (598) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
A word about the label. Please do not evoke doodie on your beer label. I’m sure this seemed like a good idea late at night after a day of drunken "marketing meetings", but...no...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6108) - 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.

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