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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (890) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Draft pour opaque dark brown. Nose of dark fruit and sweet malt. Taste dark fruit, roast, very smooth. Minimal bitterness and not much length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (20) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a dark deep brown amber color. Its malty and has hints of toffee caramel and a mild sweetness. There is also a bitter somewhat metallic finish, just as the name says. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (945) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
I found this brown ale quite enjoyable. Great mix of pale and chocolate malts, even a slight toffee flavor coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
From bottle. Pours a deep brown color. Aroma was all nutty mat with a little chocolate and caramel. Sweet. Taste follows with a small bitter ending. Clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Clear dark chestnut pour with a thin off white head and very light lacing .... aroma of roasted, chocolate and caramel malts with a slight nuttyness .... taste is slightly nutty, roasted, chocolate and caramel malts ... very malty ... thin bodied with a very light bitter bite in the finish ... easy drinking brown ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
The beer is reddish brown with a thin beige cap. The aroma is pretty weak, offering subtle hints of bready malts, biscuits, fruit. Light bodied, with moderately low carbonation. A decent beer, but generally unexciting. Some toffee and caramel notes. Probably won’t have this one again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-18-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2012
This is a one of the best brown ales I have had. Full flavored with a long finish that is heavy on dark fruits. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGoyWonder (5) - - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
Not too sweet and plenty bitter: I would call this a porter over a brown ale. Malt profile leans toward well-roasted. I believe the featured hops is Chinook: smokey, piney, a little minty. Chinook and chocolate malt is one of my favorite combinations in a porter, but to critique it stylistically it didn’t have what I look for in a brown ale in terms of malt/hops balance, sweetness, and supporting nut/toffee/toasty flavors in the grist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales - reviewing from note - a solid, but a bit boring, brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Tap at Bier Garden, Asheville. Amber-brown-black, looks unfiltered. Thin, oily beige head. Sweet dark malt aroma, a hint of dark fruit. A fruity amber stout, this is unique. Chocolate covered plum. Vanilla, chocolate. Quite reminiscent of Saranac;s Chocolate-Amber.

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