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A hearty brown ale that benefits from the silky mouthfeel provided by oatmeal, pairs great with Cigars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5272) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2011
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Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, and roasted nuts. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a small beige bead that quickly fades to a thing ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with caramel. The finish has moderate roasted nuts, chocolate, and some faint piney hops. Light bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle (thanks to Beerlando)... Poured brownish with red tones. Lots of plump fruit, oats, molasses, ginger root. Maple and and sweet malt tones. Hops seemed absent, with a nice yeast tone in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Possibly the best brown I’ve had. Really creamy full body with a ton of flavor, hops, dark malt, chocolate, oats. Doesn’t feel thick, but tastes thick, if that makes any sense. Strongly recommended. And it would pair GREAT with a cigar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Poured into a mug. 3.5 A: Looks like a clear dark brown in the mug. One and a half fingers of creamy tan head with average retention and a bit of lacing. 4.5 S: This one smells great! Musky nuttiness (if that makes sense) is powerful with coffee undertones, oatmeal, a bit woody, and at times chalky cocoa. Apparently this pairs well with cigars and I can see why based on the nose. It has the musky, earthy smell of a cigar shop. Not overly complex, but really nice. 4.0 T: Taste is good, but not quite as good as the nose. Again, there’s a musky nuttiness, pithy earthiness, raw cocoa, oatmeal, and some coffee. Hops don’t do much here aside from a touch of earth. Low bitterness and for the most part dry. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit chalky, could be a bit creamier, but otherwise smooth. 4.0 D: I do like me some brown ales and this was a good one. I’d have this again anytime...maybe next time with a nice cigar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11799) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle from ericandersnavy. A principal source of CC for me. Pours pretty dark brown with a fizzy, transient beige/tan head. Aroma is very smooth and malty. Hints of brown sugar and darkish fruit. Suddenly a touch of chocolate. Med body. Starts malty and quickly generates chocolate. It makes no sense, but it seems to suggest tobacco. Finishes smooth earthy chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 Has the very rich sweet caramel nose and taste of the Bolita Double Brown without the syrupy thickness and cloying finish. A good brown ale, though I don’t love it as I used to. E: has become a bit roastier and more chocolatey in the front. Weird. Still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2011
aroma- roasted malt, brown sugar, olives, dark bread. pours rich dark brown with litttle head. taste is rich chocolate, wood, leaves, roasted malt, sweet bread, nutty, some raisin/fig. palate is full bodied, carbonated, smooth and somewhat creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9866) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours dirty brown with tan head. Nose and taste of flaked oatmeal, light ginger bread spices, brown sugar and caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
12oz bottle. Served fairly warm, which was a very good thing. The aroma is nutty, chocolately, cola-like, molasses, tobacco and a little woodsy. Smells great. Dark reddish color, nearly brown. Silky smooth body, but with a balanced finish. Taste is milk chocolate, dark caramel, earthy, woodsy with numerous other subtle notes. I cannot think of a brown ale I enjoy more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured brown with a off-white/tan head. Aroma: toasted nuts, malt, mild fruity notes. Taste follows the aroma very well: fresh toasted nuts, malt, mild fruity notes. Thin-ish body. Decent depth for this style, very good balance. Overall a very good Brown Ale. I am not too big of a fan of this style (I bought this bottle just to try another CCB beer) however, this is a well crafted beer that I would buy again.

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