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RATINGS: 370   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (396) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pours a hazy brown with 1 finger head with moderate lacing. Mild caramel malt flavor with grapefruit hop flavors. Very briefly mildly sweet then turns surprisingly bitter for a brown. Moderate carbonation and medium to full body. Medium to long bitter finish with maybe some astringency. This is very good, but not expected with the bitterness.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (159) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of cola and nuts. Flavor of nuts and coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopmelt (186) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours medium brown half finger tan head, nice thin lacing. Aroma caramel, sweet chocolate, toasted malt, slight dark fruit, brown sugar, slight earthy hops. Taste a bit roasty, slightly bitter earthy hops, caramel, burnt sugar, sweet chocolate, slightly nutty and fruity esters. Mouthfeel thicker side of medium body, lower carbonation, faint roast astringency, on the sweet side of a balanced finish. Overall tasty well made beer, complex, yet balanced, excellent example of the style, except for the higher abv, which really isn’t that detectable, strong offering from a very underrated brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (174) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle pour. A solid all round brown ale. Pours a deep rich brown with a foamy head. Toasted nut on the nose, which really comes through on the palate. Smooth mouthfeel, disguises the 7% well here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2014
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, thin bubbly beige head. Aromas of burnt sugar, cola, light hop presence. Taste is more cola, sweet without being malty. Nutty finish. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
355ml bottle. Big and balls brown ale, more of a porter at times strong cocoa and slight coffee notes, dark bread.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4364) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
pours hazy medium dark brown, red tint, with a nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. spicy brown malts, soft earthy and piney notes, nice fruitiness, cocoa nibs - never powdery, woodsiness - lightly astringent, minerals. moderately low carbonation, light body - oily, very lightly astringent and assertive yet balanced grassy-earthy-spicy finish. nicely crafted!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler, UA. Brown with orange tint. Aroma of nuts and cocoa. Tastes are toffee, earthy, nutty. Even. Cocoa bitter in the slightly tinny finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pfeezor (11) - - JUL 27, 2014
Consumed at Brownstone...Chicago....Draft in pint glass...pours a dark brown...smells like NUTS! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
One of the better brown ales I have. Nutty and hoppy flavored. Smells nuty and ours brown in color with a tan head. Had at brownstone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1855) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle: Fridge dweller. Dark for a brown. Almost opaque mahogany, ruby clarity when held to the light. Foamy beige-gray head leaves a sheet of lace behind. Aroma contains some toasty caramel malt, mild nuts, a touch of vanilla, & a little bit of mustiness. Hint of cocoa powder, too, maybe. Taste of earthy hops, dry must, metallic CaraMunich malts, toasted toffee, & a tiny hint of anise in the finish. Somewhat yeasty, too. It’s not bad, but many better shelf brown ales exist. A simply "okay" example of the style.


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