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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 Joe’s.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkinWell (365) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2902) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (619) - - DEC 11, 2013
Downright average- but also downright cheap (thank you TJ’s!) 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pleasantly surprised by how tasty this was compared to my expectations. Very nice chocolatey notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (923) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (731) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of raisins, plum, caramel, and toasted coconut. Flavor of raisins, roasted grain, chocolate, caramel, and plum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma has some toffee notes, which also come through in the flavor. I also get a little toffee in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew1082 (6) - Barrington, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
Very tasty malty brew. Enjoyed at milleron beerfest 2013Enjoyed at milleron beerfest 2013 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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