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We begin with a custom mixture of dark and roasted barley malts, then we add the choicest hops. The resulting ale has a dark chestnut color and a deep nutty flavor. Brewed specially for Trader Joes.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cavana40 (21) - - FEB 9, 2014
Very nice aroma, very little head, and pouring a deep brown almost cola colored. Taste is not bad, but not very distinctive. Leaves a bitter taste on the palate... Good thing Im eating graham crackers with it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darwenus (549) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
I paid a dollar for a bottle of this in a make-your-own six-pack at Trader Joes. I think it was worth that dollar, but I probably wont buy it again. It pours dark brown with little foam, the aroma is a muted malt, and there is a mild hoppy tingle on the tongue. The taste is a dark-bread, mellow malt. There is a slight hop tingle in the finish and a slightly synthetic aftertaste. All in all this beer isnt bad, but there are far better beers just as cheap at Trader Joes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (326) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a pretty dark brown - a touch of cola color in the light- with a smooth and creamy light tan head. Very good bubbles lacing. Aroma is slight chocolate malts, nutty grain. Taste is a bit unusual: some roast malt upfront and across the palate, but with a hit of bitter hops across the finish line. The aftertaste kluges these flavors together. A decent English-style brown ale for Trader Joe's prices - more crafty and interesting than expected. Pretty sessionable as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkinWell (261) - - DEC 20, 2013
Totally average, but much better than any Bud or Coors. Pours dark brown with light head. Few worthwhile aromas. Tastes of chocolate, not much else. Don?t buy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2378) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a fest goblet, displaying a dark brown color with amber highlighting, a gradually diminishing, creamy, light tan layer of head foam, and good cling to the waves & spots of lacing. The nose was toasty, with a bit of roastiness, light molasses, caramel, and a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Medium bodied, with lively/prickly carbonation, a touch of wood & smoke, moderate, earthy, hop bitterness, and light brown sugar sweetness that lingered on the tongue. A decent, fairly hearty Brown Ale imo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (349) - - DEC 11, 2013
Downright average- but also downright cheap (thank you TJs!) so overall decent value. Pretty drinkable- would bring a six pack to a fall campfire. Pours the color of coke- pretty carbonated- not much head or lacing. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and taste is too sweet (like caramel) to me for a darker beer- the chocolate, malt, earthiness all there. Finish is a bit strange- sort of dry but not in a nice hoppy way. Not bad, not great.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2013
A decent dark ale. Nothing wrong with it but nothing distinctive. I would drink it again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (108) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pleasantly surprised by how tasty this was compared to my expectations. Very nice chocolatey notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (621) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Pours almost black with a lovely red showing through in the light. Thin tan head and generous lacing. Nose is malty with hints of cola and caramel. Sweet to the taste. Fuller medium body with soft carbonation. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (620) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a thin tan top and some lacing. Malty taste of caramel malts, plum, raisins, and toffee. Medium body, medium carbonation. Cheers.


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