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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle into glass.. black pour with kacki head .. aroma is a f xome mLts and raisen..taste is similar...nice creMy finish.. pretty ok stuffs

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idigguns (16) - Davie, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass, 2014 release.
Aroma: malt, bread, hint of vanilla.
Appearance: hazy, dark amber with medium off-white head and little lacing.
Taste: roasted, malty, slightly nutty, hints of hops and vanilla.
Palate: smooth, medium carbonation with a quick finish.
Overall: Not a big brown ale fan, but Ive had much better than this. It is easy drinking and nothing wrong with it, but I wouldnt waste my time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1755) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a fair sized, tan head. The aroma is black bread, pecans, light coffee, and some light herbal and peat notes. Nice, earthy sweetness up front, with a light bittering through the finish. Medium body, smooth, lightly effervescent, and fairly clean. Overall, this is a surprisingly nice, well balanced, and approachable beer. This manages to be easy and mellow, without being boring or weak. Im a little startled myself that Im complementing a Trader Joes beer this much...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber, no head, espresso nose, pretty watered down, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 12oz ][ Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/10/14 ]
>> Pours a clear black ruby with soda foam. Nose is Twizzlers, tootsie roll, fudge, anise. Taste is water, paper, tootsie roll. Palate is weak, watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (4987) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, and chocolate. Average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (826) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2014
pours black with a huge head....great lacing....smells is burnt malt and chocolate....actually a very tasty beer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1161) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark bronze, light toffee head. Nose is chocolate malt. Sweet. Middle is more chocolate malt, coco, light molasses. Finish is coco and light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2014
From the 355 ml bottle dated 07/20/14-13:47. While it is great when breweries put the expiration or bottling date on their bottles I do get amused that they put the time. So, does this suddenly go stale at 2:00 pm that day? The pour is dark brown with a long lasting cream colored head. Aroma is soapy with cardboard-like malts, and mild nuttiness. Smooth and creamy texture. The taste is fairly ordinary as far as Browns go with the inevitable nutty and malty character. But there is nothing overly distinctive about it. It is very easy to drink.

   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.

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