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A smooth brown ale with a full bodied back bone of malt and other delicous flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1015) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2010
An interesting brown, in that it seems to incorporate a lot of the flavors of a stout. Nose is chocolate with a hint of soy sauce. Really a very nice aroma. Flavors are similar, though a touch more bitter and perhaps not quite so deep. Perhaps not the best choice if you want a lighter brown, but very good, rich, and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. Poured deeper brown with a dense, but short-lived tan head. The aroma picked up a nice blend of toasted chocolates and nutty notes, accented by dry peppery earth and a pinch of vanilla.. very well presented. The flavor was led by nutty notes, with caramel and semi-sweet chocolates trailing.. tacky earth and lightly sour malty notes on the edges.. finished with a warm blend of malts and odd related sourness. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. prickly carbonation, but a syrupy feel at other times.. odd flow to it.. overall solid and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1611) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours brown with red accents. Aroma of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, hazelnut, and mild hoppiness. Flavor of toasted malts, brown sugar, light dry, hop finish. Sessionable, predictable, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4594) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours deep brown into a shaker. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface leaving trailing sheets. Sweet dark caramel and earth aromas. Raisin bread and toasted marshmallow upfront turning dry in the roasted hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose has some decent nutty and grainy notes, but there’s also a bit of a soapy note that’s a bit off-putting. The flavor is decent, but it’s on the lighter side. Toasty and lightly nutty with some sweet brown sugar notes. Some lighter lingering light-roast coffee on the finish. Light to medium bodied,a touch clingy, with moderate fizzy carbonation. Decent beer, but not up there with my favorites from Dark Horse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown colored body with a thin, creamy, light brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is malty with a good amount of chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Some nutty toast, toffee, a light earth, and barely a hint of coffee astringency. Nice, malty brown ale aroma. Flavor is similar with a bit more earth and roast standing out. Lots of caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, toasty toffee, and nuts making up a full malt backing. The earth balances the malt sweetness nicely before a distinct, light-medium roast and coffee comes in during the finish and grows in the aftertaste. Finishes with a rich maltiness and pleasant dryness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Full, smooth, easy drinking body with a light-moderate, creamy carbonation. Overall, a very tasty brown ale. Solid malt backing with a nice roastiness that pushes being a porter at times. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle from Binny’s in Orland Park, IL: This poured a clear dark chestnut body with a skinny tan head. The aroma was dark caramel, a touch of hard nuts, and a quiet earthiness. Pretty roasted flavor for a Brown, a malty taste with a slight charred wood bitterness. Just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
On tap at Dark Horse during our trip there during RBSG. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin beige head. Nutty and full of malt and toast. Toast and nutty malt and toffee. Nice and creamy. Crisp toast and soft bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2010
A: Pours a nice dark brown. Nice off white head with good lace. S: Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, and hints of nutty toffee. T: Lots of caramel and nuts. Darkened brown sugar and a touch of chocolate covered dark fruit. M: Medium in body, smooth D: Good, pretty tasty little brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBunn (2516) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a darkish brown with a very thin head and aromas of wet dog and cardboard with a little chocolate in the distant background. Flavor is a watery mix of chocolate, burnt paper, cardboard and something else that is just off. Aftertaste is artificial rootbeer flavoring or something. Blech.

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