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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Specialty ale brewed for our Porter and Brown beer tasting and named in honor of our beloved former manager who moved to Boston to pursue a career in interior design. This is a delicious quaffing brew! It is light-bodied, chestnut-brown ale with a subtle combination of malty sweetness, roasted nuts, a hint of citrus, and a refreshing delicate hop finish. Not too hoppy, not too sweet. Very easy-drinking. 5.5% ABV (Alcohol by volume).


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Nut Brown[JBs Downtown] Ale–on tap-pours a thin off white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty. Taste is somewhat sweet medium malt-roasty, some citrus, earthy. A cross over to a mild ale?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2007
tap at brewpub - Pours dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is very light caramel malt. There’s a big roast caramel malt flavor, a touch of hops, and very light carbonation. The body is on the thin side and is just a little watery. Interesting. Others liked it far more than I did.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
On tap at the pub. Dark brown with a little white head. Aroma of brown sugar, maltiness, caramel, and a little hops. It was pretty thin but this was still pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
On tap at the pub.Sweet malts and some caramel in the aroma.Pours dark brown with a white head.Get some roasted malt and caramel in the flavor.Thin to medium with some sweetness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
On tap at the pub: Dark brown in color with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, some roastiness. Flavor, more of the same but with an earthy hop character as well. Balanced and quite pleasent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnsofistaCat (235) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 Wow. Loved it. Soft and fluffy mouth feel. Rich milk chocolate look to it. Just a fine example of a great standard. If I had to find a complaint, I guess I would say its just a fraction too watery on the finish. No big deal though. Its oozing with great toasty, roasty caramelized malt taste. So very drinkable. I want more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2006
Clear brown pour with a ring of offwhite lace. Aroma and flavor of hazelnuts and vanilla. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A very decent brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Carmel brown in color, not much head or carbonation to speak of. Carmel aroma, flat mouthfeel (which is good). Chewy maltiness. Definitely easy to drink, simple, but enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3164) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pour of ruby-tinged brown orange with a creamy head of tan. Extremely light aroma of caramel. Rich smokey and peaty oat flavor, with earty oats and grain. Something to really bite into. Nice toothy sugar with caramel. Palate is attenuated and airy. Finish is dusting of dry euro hops.


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