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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Poured from the bottle to a dark brown with hints of red, a medium-thick tan head that lingered to mid glass and decent lacing. A roasted-nut and malty caramel nose hit me as soon as I opened the bottle, and carried thru the taste. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied, with a pleasant sweetness and just a tinge of hoppy tingle. Finish was long and smooth. This was beer was better than I was expeting from a previously unknown brewer in NC.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (268) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at chilis in Charlotte airport. Nose is sweet and bready. Vanilla and sweet cocoa like body with a hint of bitterness in there a la an esb. Good but not great. ---Rated via my mouth

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draught. Clear and brown, rather appealing. Bready malt aroma along with resinous hops. Earthy, woody notes in there as well. Flavor is medium bitter with a woody aged type flavor. Very smooth and drinkable. I would drink this again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1426) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2014
Tap: clear brown, with cereal malty aroma and a little musty sourness. Light feel with definite English malts and a finish almost similar to an ESB. Not bad, nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark, murky brown. No head, just some bubbles in the middle. Smells sweet. Tastes sweet, hard to place. Very mild and drinkable. A very solid beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rondphoto (1767) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2014
@ Whole Food Markets / Asheville NC --- Clear brown with a 1" head, sprays of lace. Taste is margarine and malt, not very appealing. Stays with the opening until a lightly bittered finish rounds things out. Very ordinary, not nearly as well done as the common brown ale. Not recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (314) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours dark cola brown with visible carbonation at depth and a thick and creamy light tan head. Big lacing. Aroma is biscuits and toasted malts. Taste is sweet chocolate malt into burnt roasted grains. Some notes of buttery caramel and nuts. Pretty well-carbonated. A solid English-style brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap at Barley’s - Asheville. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Glass at Barleys in Asheville. A lotbof red in the dark brown. More that is typical. Not a lot of aroma at all. Fruit is tasted with earth. Light molasses. Everything is light here. This would be a good intro beer but there is n Just not enough going on for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, toffee, nuts, light smoke and molasses. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2878) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle - Toasted malts and cola. Clear bubbly brown with a thin head. Nice toasted malts, nutty and some light chocolate notes. Only a little over carbonated for my taste but overall pretty good.


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