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Our flagship beer. A large percentage of black malt give this distinctive ale its dark brown/black color and that slightly roasted flavor. Magnum hops provide a backbone of bitterness and large additions of Mt. Hood hops later in the boil come right through in the finish. The result is a highly drinkable dark ale which bridges the gap between pale and porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours a dark dark brown with some deep ruby hues, moderate tannish head. Malty sweet, flavors of raisins and dark toffee, some muddled unspecific sharp caramel twang. Esthery finish, belgian notes abound with peppery and phenolic clove-like flavors, slightly slick mouthfeel. Bittering is a bit lacking and could use a bit more to balance out the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Light chocolate aroma with some sweet candy and cola. Dark translucent brown. Malty initial; mild sugary sweetness in mid; finish is also sweet and somewhat balanced. A little bit too sweet overall. Not bad though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4180) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
355ml bottle pours dark brown in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves a few patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma is toasty grains and caramel with some hints of chocolate and earthy notes. Taste is a toasty malt and earthy hop bitterness with a malty sweet backbone. LIght to medium body with loads of carbonation. A pretty nice brown ale, but certainly not one of the best that I have tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Clear dark brown pour with a medium foamy beige head that evaporates steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasty malt and caramel. Light-bodied with a sweet character and notes of malt, toffee and Trix cereal. The finish is short and malty with a somewhat cloying sweetness left behind. Just average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pint at Summit Public House. Pours brown with a white head. The aroma is nutty with brief hoppiness, smells a little metallic but not offputting. The flavor has notes of chocolate, almonds toffee. This is malty and approachable, not robust or hefty, not particularly rewarding. I guess that could apply to many brown ales for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10958) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear brown with a creamy, off-white head. Dry toasty malt aroma with hints of dark sugar and earth. Medium sweet flavor, toast, mild caramel, some leaves, some Belgian candi. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly dry, toasty caramel malts, candi sugar, faint earthy bitterness. Decent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Streets (25) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Had at taproom with Andy Brendan and James. Not a very good beer. Brownish pour with decent head. Nothing special about the taste. Mediocre malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
A copper brown ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nutty cinnamon malt with berry notes. In mouth, a smooth berry notes, a bit of strawberry notes, so-so. On tap at Humpy’s, Oct. 9 2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(bomber courtesy of RiversideAK, sampled 4/1/10). Brown color with amber hue. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Aroma of moderate malt sweetness and light hops. Moderate sweet caramel flavor, with moderate hoppiness. Avg duration. Very light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - AUG 19, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 On draft at Colicchio & Sons, where I overpaid for a pint of this ordinary brown ale. Very malty, and my taste buds had a hard time detecting the large additions of Mount Hood hops (altho there was a touch of something that tasted like spearmint). Pretty flat too. To me it tasted mostly like two day old iced coffee with extra sugar added, and a little cola too. This stuff didn’t click with me.

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