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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   ABV: -
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English style ale. Rich, nutty with a full body mouth finish.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2009
22 oz bottle from the brewery. Pours a mostly translucent brown with a bunch of amber notes and a small to medium creamy and bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of caramel, nuts, very light buttery notes and some chocolate. Flavor of...interestly enough...sour cherries. While I think there may be something a litlte off here...the sour cherry flavor which I assume the brewer was not going for actually worked out ok. Under that initial sour cherry flavor I got some nuts, light caramel and grainy malts. This one is hard to put numbers to...but Iím gonna have to keep style in mind on this one because I think an infection set in and the brewery most likely did not intend for it to turn out this way.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEpeeist (3537) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
22 oz bottle; purchase by September. Clear burgundy brown with a beige coating. Nose is woody grape, mild dark roast and fudge. Medium body with a sharp, sour tang. Taste is crabapple, cider vinegar and mold with hints of cherry. Dusty dry finish with tobacco and ash. I donít think this is supposed to be a sour ale but as such itís not horrible. The aftertaste gets funky after a while. One glass is enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Poureed aclear golden brown color with a small off-white head. Light caramel malt aroma with some earthy notes and a hint of cocoa. The flavor was malty with notes of dark cocoa and cola. The body was on the light side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Deep dark brown beer. Aroma is quite sweet and malty with a nice rich nutty component. Lightly fruity over a nice sweet malty base. Soft chewy character on the back. Itís slightly sweet but quite nice nonetheless.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Growler; samples at the brewpub: Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of nuts, lots of spice, caramel, molasses, touches of burnt malt. Tastes sweet and rich with a nice spicy character. The malt profile yields some nice biscuits, caramel and touches of nuttiness. It is very hard to make a good brown ale that has a palate and profile as rich as this one. One of the best browns Iíve had to date.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Good aroma and flavor of nuts, burnt caramel and malt. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Very smooth drinking. Aroma is cold mocha and herbal/grassy. Initial swig is a bit acidic, but then it buffers out. Choco-chalky, lightly sweet, lightly-to-moderate bittering. My guess is American hops. Borderline porter. Thanks to DW.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Strong coffee aroma and flavor. Some nutty flavors, smooth bitterness, and definitely maintains its positive qualities after a few pints.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Smells better than it looks. Brown beers are generally one of my favorite styles, but this one is weak and thin. Bitter - no hint of caramel like the description promised.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2006
On tap at the Barrington Brewery. Nice dark brown, so dark itís almost black, color. Kind of bitter, but otherwise no real perceptable taste. Very watery!


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