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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A smooth brown ale with a full bodied back bone of malt and other delicous flavors.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3277) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Strong aroma has overtone of burnt brown sugar and a hint of caramel. Pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, creamy fine-bubbled pale tan head. Lip-smacking flavor is malty with tones of caramel and molasses and just a hint of fruit. Texture is pleasingly smooth with a nice subtle tingle. Worth hunting down!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz bottle. Pretty good. Unclear tootsie-roll color. Aroma is rich, brown sugar, tootsie-roll, bit of roast. Flavor follows, very rich, slight vinous kick, tootsie-roll but more like a dark chocolate. Pretty good but a bit much to drink more than one of.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2010
12 oz bottle from the Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, IL). Pours a nice dark murky brown, lighter edges leading to less haziness than I thought, a small medium brown head sits atop, rings and clings and laces lightly. Aromas are a decent brown malt sweetness, faint cocoa and biscuits with light caramel, toffee, and decent breadiness. A very light floral hopping. Simple brown ale with a bit of earthiness to it. Initial is lighter bodied, brown malts and a bit of earthy tobacco mix with florals and earthy hops, light cocoa and sweetness, a bit thin body wise. More bitter cocoa and roast come in, and a decent dose of tobbacco. A decent brown a bit too thin for me.. I’d like it more as a brown porter, the roast and bitterness seem like they are stuck between brown ale and that lighter porter. Not bad, decent flavors, just too thin of a body, can’t hold the bitterne ss well.. Almost makes it a bit offensive

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (529) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2010
this is a tasty beer. Great malt flavor, just a touch of bitterness. A good brown beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3348) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Brown pour with light off white head. Aroma of brownies, pecans, Brown sugar, cinnamon, malt, oatmeal cookies. Pretty nice aroma. Flavor is awesome. Cinnamon raisin bread, oatmeal, Light chocolate. Absolutely delicious. Leave it to Dark Horse to make a brown ale I’d like. One of the best brown ales I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
A-very dark brown color, mostly clear, tan colored head and pretty dense. S-quite a solid malt nose, nutty up front, caramel behind with a good bit of carmelized brown sugar behind with a hint of cinnamon. T-the taste again is nutty up front, some caramel malt, burnt brown sugar, more roasted nuts and a light coffee bitterness. M-quite full bodied and smooth, good carbonation and a great little bite at the finish. D-lots of nutty flavors going on, not a bad brown ale and has a good malt body with a solid feel to it. overall pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2010
12 oz Bottle -- Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, tootsie roll, a little coffee, brown sugar, and a good amount of yeast. Quite sweet with a sticky and weighty mouth-feel

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Tap at Dark Horse in Philly. First of all, the idiot bartender there couldn’t tell me what this beer was. So I’m taking my educated guess that it fits in here. Clearly I was served a brown ale- so hoping that Dark Horse classifies their beers correctly, which many breweries apparently cannot, this should be the correct listing. Put in another way, I sorted Dark Horse’s beers by rating and went from the bottom until there was a beer that could have remotely looked and tasted like this. I started from the bottom because this sucked and I’m hoping my fellow Ratebeerians were not fooled by the rampant mediocrity spewing from this amateur attempt.

It pours a muddy brown with a thin, semi-rocky, tan head. Aroma is slight roast, stale coffee. Taste is very coppery, metallic, stale coffee, some chocolate. Probably a mix between shitty tap lines and below average beer to begin with.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours hazy deep brown w 2f ow head. Nose is malt, brown sugar, nuts. Tastes earthy malty, with nuts, brown sugar, some fruity notes. Medium palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle from Wacky Willy’s. Brown colour, small tan head. Aroma is lightly toasted malts, fruits, some earthiness. Flavour of light toasted malts, chocolate, some fruits and quite yeasty. Medium carbonated, slightly sweet finish.


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