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A rich, robust American style brown ale. Brewed using roasted and chocolate malted barley. Four stars in The Great Lakes Beer Guide! Notice the malty aroma, some fruit undertones and the roasty finish. Deep and complex, this beer is great with food.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with mahogany highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Sweet, roasted malt flavor. Thanks Dogbrick!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/12/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

gusher, dark brown, huge foamy beige head, light malt aroma, nice rich nutty malt flavor with a decent chocolate character, mostly dry, low bitterness, a fine drinking nut brown ale

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Draft at brewpub. Brown color with an average creamy off-white head that lasted. Moderate sweet toasted aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Good toasted flavor with an average well balanced finish. Good solid drinkable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle... Dark ale with a small, fizzy, khaki head. Robust aroma for the style... chocolate and dark roasted nuts. The well-balanced flavor is also fairly hearty for the style... chocolate, weak coffee, vanilla and mild caramel. Light to medium-bodied and lively. Short, crisp, grassy finish. Thanks go out to OhioDad for the bottle.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). Bottle opened with a loud psst and a small gush - needless to say, this one poured all (and I mean all) head. The head never fully settled (the best I could get it was 4 fingers of head vs. 2.5 finger of beer). Color was a medium to deep brown. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and light caramel. Tastes of nuts, lighter chocolate, roasted malts with a lightly bitter finish. Thinner body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Solid dark brown ale with a minimal off-white head and light lacing. Big roasty aroma with hints of chocolate and brown sugar. The flavor is nutty with more hops than expected. The finish is lightly bitter and lingering. Hard to go wrong with this one with a CBC meal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle thanks to OhioDad: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with an airy, thin-lacing off-white head. Sweet, toasty nutty malty aroma has some fresh green English hops. Body starts with a good sweet dark caramel malty character with toasty nuts and a mildly bitter green hoppy presence. Has a touch of bready dough and licorice. A nice, very drinkable brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 17, 2006
This brown ale pours a deep brown color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is nutty and sweet, with a touch of chocolate. A light to medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty, caramel and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter and earthy. Nutty and slightly sweet brown ale. Good balance. Nice carbonation. Touch of cardboard at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2004
12 oz bottle, thanks to sfontain. Huge off-white lasting thick head tops a near-black, blood-tinged body that's more stout-like than anything. Big roasty/nutty/smoky nose is a little darker than usual for the style, but excellent nonetheless. A bit of fruitiness at the front of the flavor, but generally quite dry and roasty...this is verging on porter or dry stout territory, really, if not for the thinnish body which brings it down to merely very good. Very, very drinkable...I'm definitely curious for more from this nice little brewery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Light fruit and cocoa aroma. Transparent walnut brown. A staged taste to it -- Initially tart, then chocolate, then fruity and finally hoppy. A little toasted pine nuts. Medium body, but watery. Not sweet. A mishmash.


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