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This dark brown ale is slightly sweet with a caramel and dark fruit finish. A show case of fine English malts, floor malted the old way. We use pale, chocolate, and crystal malts to produce a complex, but easy drinking dark ale. Very reminescent of northern English ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Clear brown, with a hint of redKind of a standard malty aroma, with a slight nutty note (maybe not and I just think there is because of the name. I can be kinda suggestable like that). Certainly not bad in any way, but a bit boring. Sampled at the 2005 Asheville Brewer’s Jam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Clear brown pour with an off white, disappearing head. Aromas of caramel and roated malt. Thin feeling, but not watery. Flavors dominated by malty sweetness, which extends into the finish. Although not cloying, I think it could use just a tad more bitter hops to dry out the finish a little.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Draught. Clear brown color with thin head. Not much nose, maybe a bit of caramel. Brown sugar and molasses come out in the flavor, but the beer is only slightly sweet. Body was a bit thin, much lighter than I had expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of BlueDevil0206 via trade. Aroma is very malty with a strong presence of chocolate and caramel. Pours a deep reddish-brown with some transparency and an insignificant white head. Not much in the flavor up front, just a hint of chocolate. Most of the flavor comes in the finish which is caramel, roastiness, and nuttiness. A little watery and thin on the palate. Decent for a brown ale considering I’m not a fan of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2005
I thought that this brown ale was very good. It was heavy but not too malty. The better of the beers in their sampler.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Aroma is slightly fruity but not very strong. Flavor is watery and bland with just a hint of roasted malt. I can’t really taste any hops at all. Overall a boring beer but I gave it an extra point because it can be used as a marinade for grilled meats.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (541) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
A decent brown ale. A bit strong for style and definitely undercarbonated (as are all this brewery’s beers). Good balance though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Cloudy brown with a quickly fading head. Aroma is surprisingly a little fruity with some hops and a little roastiness. Flavor has somewhat of an unwelcome tart berry-like sourness with some notes of nuttiness and a hint of coffee. This doesn’t come together well at all. Ends tasteless and watery. Medium thin body, lively carbonation. No lacing or head retention. Not recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Nice dense, creamy head of very fine bubbles. Settles nicely. Low carbonation. Nice roasted grain and nutty aroma. Bit of crusty bread also. Color is a dark brown with a hint of orange. Medium body. More roasted grains and a slight sourness that was unexpected. Perhaps a little dark fruit with the slight sourness. Interesting. Bitterness at the finish with a lingering roastness. An ok brown ale but a little different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown body with splashes of deep red throughout. Small off-white head. Nose is sweetened coffee, caramel and light raw nuttiness. Taste is roasty malts, more nuttiness, light coffee and a caramel sweetness. Some creamy notes in this as well. Almost tastes like sweetened hazelnut coffee. Not bad! Body is leaning towards the thin side but is still smooth and a creamy creamy despite a light lingering bitterness. Finishes with more caramel and coffee with light creamy malts, nuts and light pumpernickel notes. Not bad!

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