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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Dark ruby red with 1/2 finger of head which disipated immediately after putting a nose to it. Aroma seemed to have some faint dark fruit/figs to it. More malt than hops but mild non the less. Taste has just a hint of the dark fruit with some roastedness to it especially at the finsih. Mouthfeel almost hits a medium with solid carbonation. Simple and easy drinking, nothing special.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3941) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
Dark brown with thick, lasting head. Some grassiness in the aroma. Seems very overcarbonated which seems to limit the chance for the flavours to develop well. There’s some malts, dried fruit and a bit of caramel before a fairly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Flight at HopCat in Madison. Was very dark in appearance. Flavor was malty and rich, but tasted a little thin and watery -- could have used a bit more body to go with the maltiness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leghorn99 (115) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 7, 2015
Si presenta di un bel marrone scuro, di buona limpidezza; la schiuma è generosa, fine e dalla buona persistenza. L’aroma è fortemente dominato dai malti scuri, caramello e pane; il luppolo rimane sottomesso, si avverte solo una leggera amarezza generale. In bocca, prevalgono malto e caramello, note terrose e di noci; corpo medio e carbonazione leggera. Il finale finisce abbastanza lungo e leggermente amaro, ma la presenza di luppolo rimane quasi impercettibile.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7535) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
355 ml can.
Pours dark mahogany brown color with a medium sized head. Quite nutty aroma, dry malty notes, maybe some granola, subtle rye and malts. Coffee flavor, grains, some faint rye notes, nuts, slightly bready too. Feels a bit too watery, the flavors would have been presented much better with a sturdier body.
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JARRODIUS (2) - JAPAN - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
This one was rather unenjoyable. The initial taste was almost that of a stout; roasty with a hint of nuts. However, it left a less-than-desirable aftertaste that completely ruined the beverage for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
bottle, thanks to rasmus40, dark walnut color with huge unending foam head, bit hoppy malt and chocolate aroma, flavor is slight sour, caramel, earthy chocolate, effervescent

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (126) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Aromas heavily dominated by the malts; caramel and bread. Hops are pretty subdued, just a general bitterness. Color is a dark brown with a bit of redness; very sparse head. Taste is fairly sweet, with a modest bitter undertone. Medium body, texture is towards the creamy and slick side. The finish is moderate in length and sweet, bready and just a bit bitter. Overall I think this beer is lacking some balance; plenty of malt but not much hops. The carbonation is also on the light side, which results in a sweetness without much to balance it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1440) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
A dark cola brown coloured beer with a creamy coloured head. A mild roasted malt aroma, chocolate and coffee, nutty and a touch of red fruit. Medium dry mouthfeel. A bitter sweet taste, the malty elements come through from the aroma, coffee, chocolate and nut, then a zesty fruitiness of cherry and even raspberry that lifts the sweeter flavours. The finish is equally well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (586) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Don’t specifically remember this but had on tap. Remember that I was thinking it was a good Brown the way it was meant to be made. Nutty but not over so.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
erickok (4304) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 5, 2015
Wow what happened there? I hope my bottle is bad. Rancid malts over the base butty malty body. Some pine and wood, but not aged. Taste is even more affected. Yuck! Considering how many ratings this already has I an safely add mine, in the hope that quality is either already high usually or gets improved. My bottle was bad, could not drink more than 2 sips. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)


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