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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Our most popular brewmaster special brought back by overwhelming requests. A classic British nut brown ale. Full bodied, complex and interesting yet mild in flavor. Our interpretation of this style has distinctive hop aroma and flavor. (O.G.-1.052, IBUs 23)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2006
12oz bottle. Filtered with a deep garnet hue. White ring of head. Coffee and toffee nose. Cocoa and buttery. Full and sweet malts. Cola pruny. Chocolate and cocoa. Sticky finish. Biscuit toasty. Dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Gift from Aurelius on his travels. 12 oz bottle - pours a dark copper color, light, off-white head. neutral aroma with some fresh lake water accents if you try really hard. Flavor has some toffee notes, some nuttiness and a slight touch of chocolate in the back end. Medium thick mouthfeel - but metallicizes in the end. Has potential. Had this on vacation at the beach - Cape San Blas, Fl.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle. Smells like rank dry poo. Don’t ask me how I know that, but I do. It tastes like Gh-ro-ss vinegar wearing a beer disguise.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2006
via trade with Beer_Hawk - Pours a dark brown color with a faint head. Has a sweet, roasted malt aroma. Flavor is chocolaty and nutty. Medium body. Easy drinking. Thanks Steve.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Beer_Hawk! - Thanks Steve! - Pours brown with a short beige head that didn’t stay very long. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate without much hop presence. Medium bodied and creamy on the palate. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2006
(12oz bottle, thanks SpringsLicker) Small beige head atop a clear chestnut body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, light nut. Minimal bitterness. Light-medium body, slightly sticky.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Draft 5 oz sample at the brewpub, 5/14/06: Reddish brown with a roasty caramel nose. Despite the roasty aroma, the flavor is more sweet. Tasted like a malt ball.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
(On tap) Beautiful, clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Malty nose with a vaguely burned edge. Medium-bodied with lots of roasted malt and a hint of nuts - perhaps even coffee. Dry finish. 300306

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2006
Dark, clear brown. Mild coffeeish aroma. Fairly complex. Overall it gives a smooth coffee and cocoa impression. Some musky malts bordering on a mild ale. Mildly astringent. Creamy mouthfeel. Finish quite bitter. No fruit or grassiness as with many other browns. Lightly sweet, acidic without tartness. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2155) - New Mexico, USA - APR 13, 2006
Dark stained oak body with an off white head. Aroma is negligible, slight maltiness comes up, but it took a few minutes with my nose in the glass to get that, really a non entity here aroma wise for me. Nut flavor comes out quickly, pecan pie came to mind, then I thought mo, just pecans, it doesn’t have that syrup sweetness that pecan pie has. A semi sweet caramel background props up the nut flavor and the hop finish accentuates nicely. A touch of citrus kind of watery grapefruit really adds to this. A thin and watery mouthfeel, but that’s all right, all beers don’t all need to be viscous, this is a good beer. Ap-4 ar-2 tas-7 pal-3 ov-15


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