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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A session style brown ale that has lots of subtle flavors; like walnuts, cedar, caramel, cocoa and dried cherries. We made this beer for when you want a richer flavored beer that goes well with dinner and after.

mkobes' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft at Andyís corner bar. Deep reddish copper brown in color with an off white head. Malty caramel toasty aroma. Malty, caramel bitter flavor. Some diacytel notes. Medium bodied. If it wasnít for the diacytel it would be a really nice beer. I did enjoy the first few sips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (694) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Dark brown color, tan head. Wheat, roasted malt, chocolate. Subtle hop. More chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at Teca. Pours a hazy brown with dense beige head and soapy lace. Notes of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit. Medium body, mild bitterness. Plain but nice brown ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours light brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, caramel, walnut and malt. Taste has a hint of cooked vegetables. Lighter medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 20, 2012
Brown with a white head. Aroma is toasty caramel malt, nutty, light chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is nutty, sweet malts, chocolate, bready malt. Not a bad brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Brown. The aroma is mostly chocolate. The flavor is chocolate as well. Not much else going on. Kind of thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear amber brown with a huge, foamy beige head. Nose is apple, brown sugar and tobacco. Super sudsy, sharp and fizzy; somewhat substantial underneath. Taste is watery coffee, bittersweet chocolate and peanut. Easy drinking with a papery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
From the tap poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2012
12 oz bottle that definitely has some QC issues. I popped the cap and was treated with a loud gushing sound and was shocked when it didnít start overflowing. Poured into my DFH hybrid snifter/tulip glass to receive about a half inch of actual liquid and four inches of super foamy light beige head. After letting it settle and finishing pouring the rest of the bottle into the glass I realized almost 15 minutes had transpired, glad Iím not a bartender trying to serve this while Iím busy. Once settled the aroma was very dusty, some cocoa powder, dried out old grains, some dark cherry skins. The palate was not pleasant and itís super carbonation almost scratches your throat as it goes down. The flavor was similar to the aroma with a touch of very lightly buttered dark bread toast and a hint of chocolate. Meh, not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
looks nice and deep brown with burnt orange and seemingly red hues including a banded cream and light brown head. a foamy and vibrant carbonation that is just a touch stingy and therefore lively. flavors of sweet carob and caramel with root and licorice. a touch of earth for balance and chicory with a hoppy note in the backround. this is a very good lightly chocolatey brown ale indeed though the aroma is a bit weak like broth. a bit of cherry cola in there too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 29, 2012
THOUGHTS: The packaging is a little too simple. The style of beer it is should really be right side up on the front of the label instead of written sideways on the side of the label. I was hoping this would be a case of being wrong about judging a book by its cover, but the beer wasnít all that great either. It smelled OK, but the flavor seemed a bit watered down and artificial. TECHNICAL: BOTTLE. Poured a medium to dark brown with red highlights and a small to average, beige head that mostly lasted and left fair lacing. The aroma was nice but week and contained moderate roasted malt, nutty malt, chocolate and bakerís chocolate; lighter caramel; slight grassy hops; cherry; wood; and hints of brown sugar and maple syrup. The initial flavor lightly sweet, slightly sour, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and light to moderately bitter with an average duration. The flavor was all a bit watered down, but there was caramel, nutty malt, cherry, wood, toasted malt, slight roasted malt, slight grassy hops, and almost artificial cherry. The light to medium body was sort of watery and then a bit dry with rather fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly chalky finish.

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