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RATINGS: 183   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3465) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Brown beer with a foamy tan head. Roasted grain nose with some brown sugar and nutty tones. Sweet beer with lots of brown sugar, dark toast and some tea flavors. Some dark fruitiness, a hint of spice and some bitter coffee finish it out. Pretty tasty brown.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Boulevard Ales pint glass From: Trader Joe’s in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C. Price: $1.67 (I think) Purchased: July 26, 2014 Consumed: July 28, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a dark red, almost mahogany color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head that dissipated pretty quick. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom. Smelled caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, chocolate, espresso and some rye. Tasted roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, espresso and hot cocoa. Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Not a bad brown ale overall. It grew on me a bit as it went down.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Nutty, roasty, malty aromas and flavors. A touch light.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (140) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Brownish amber in color with a good head. Caramel, malt, sweet, bread aroma. Taste is similar to aroma. Nice brown Ale. Good beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (282) - 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 (159) - 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 (1478) - 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 (105) - 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 (2009) - 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 (329) - 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


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