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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
An English-style brown ale that's dark in color but light in body. The combination of malts makes it smooth with a chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1451) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Just an ok brown. Pours a clear deep black with a tan head. Smells of vanilla and cinnamon. Taste is a bit basic, not much too it, but of coffee and nuts. Had on tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4450) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Dark burnt wood brown pour with one finger of light tan head. Nose shows earthy malt and toasty grain with a lightly sweet quality. Feels like a soda. No body. Very light and thin with a grainy quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msgriffi (19) - - SEP 17, 2015
Solid brown. Very dark in color. Almost roasted malt taking over, almost leading to bitter chocolate hints. Rich flavor but light body. Just a touch of carbonation. Bitter lingers from malt, not hops. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Sample at the Biltmore Village taproom. Reddish-brown color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Roasted malt, caramel and mild coffee in the nose. Light body with flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5053) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Location: Draft at the brewery (Asheville), 1/1/15

Aroma: It has a malty aroma of roast, some caramel, and chocolate
Appearance: The pour is light brown in color, with a tan head, and some streaky lace
Flavor: Flavor-wise, it is lightly sweet, pretty clean, with a nice, balancing, light bitterness
Palate: It has a fairly smooth feel with a light body, but it is not watery
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid brown overall. Definitely worth trying. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3848) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft at Asheville taproom. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Some solid nuttiness on the nose. Not a ton of nuts on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Keg @ Catawba during RBWG. Brown pour with a tiny head. Pretty basic caramel and chocolate cake on the nose. Not particularly noteworthy. Some accents of coffee. Slight red fruits, cherry meat. Some grassy hops keep things interesting. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice, does more from the ‘bear’ (ha!) minimum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Decent pint and deff on the malty side. a bit muddy looking but is dismissed by being a good beer. reminds me a few English beers I have had and I would like to have this out of cask if it ever happened.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7107) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent amberish brown with foamy light beige head. Smells of malt, chocolate, and some roast. Tastes like it smells with a thin but solid mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft at the Asheville tasting room. Pours a brownish amber color with no head. Notes of toasted malts, nuts, tobacco and other leaves. Very simple. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Light-bodied, with a dry, toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good brown ale.

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