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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.


3.1
   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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
definate coffee aroma and flavor, a bit thin for style, not bad, somewhat like a mild porter

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (821) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
Iím a pretty big fan of nut brown ales and this one wasnít one of the better examples of this style. It was decent and drinkable enough, but I wanted more out of it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Bottle. My brother Rick brought this one for me to sample. Hazy nice chocolate brown with almost no head on the pour. Nose is of slightly roasted coffee with almond notes. Letís begin... mmmm, this has decent flavor and an immediate spicy bitterness and a slight coffee flavor. It tastes like it smells, and that is a good thing. A little too carbonated for a brown ale in my opinion, but not bad at all. I like the toasted quality and it finishes nicely. Much better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pours brown with aroma of malt, peat, cabernet, almonds. Tastes as it smells, with a smooth nutty, peaty, cabernetish finish. Solid complexity and balance. Edentonís pale gold beers are average, but their brown, amber, and APA are rock solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Mahogany with a foamy head and lace. Nutty aromas with some roasted malts. Fruity and bitter hops. Roast malt flavors with hints of smoke and bitter hops. Some biscuits around. Finishes malty and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Hazy chestnut brown colour. The aroma is earthy, with hints of caramel. Moderate overall body and intensity. Fine nuttiness. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Dark brown pour that looks clear red through a light and not much of a head. Slightly sweet aroma of caramel, malt and some nuts. Flavor is the same. Slightly sweet with a light caramel and nut taste and a nice malty and nut finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Pours a translucent brown with some whitish head. Aroma is caramel with a bit of nuttiness. Taste is light bodied with a sweet caramel taste and some nutty finish. Overall, not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Clear dark brown body with big beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grape, nutty, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, nutty, grape, caramel, light roasty. Light-medium body, nicely carbonated.


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