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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s Chapel Hill Ar: Moderately roasty aroma with notes of dark caramel and chocolate. Ap: Pours a very dark brown with a 1" frothy manila head that leaves decent lace. T: Very strong sweetish chocolate flavor up front, with a bit of dark caramel. Finish is roasty with a mild-medium bitterness. P: Medium-thick body, somewhat sticky. Milder carbonation. O: Pleasantly surprised by this one. This is a solid brown.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pras (490) - Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Beautiful dark brown appearance. Aroma of malt and roast. Flavor is slightly roasted and malty, with a sour note and not a good sour note. Body was thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1289) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
Taste is caramel malt sweet followed by notes of berry. Dry finish without a lot of lingering darkness or malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1237) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (130) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1278) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2372) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2656) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (709) - 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


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