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A creamy English-style ale, brewed with a variety of brown and caramel malts. Lightly hopped for a pleasant flavor and aroma.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Tasted 9/30, Dillon Dam Brewery. GABF weekend 2005. Brown with a slight ruby hue. Good malty nose. Light malt roast, with coffee and toffee flavors. Smooth nutty flavor. Nice brew. I would have to say the best example I tried from this spot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
Medium brown colour. Bold nutty aroma and flavour. Quite sweet, but with complex nutty, toasty malt notes. A little watery in the finish but otherwise a good example.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Brown, light head and small lace. Nutty and fruity aromas. Toasted malts and some bitter hops. Cocoa in the flavor with earthy hops and toasted malts. Smooth finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle: Light brown, muddy, small sudsy off-white head, so-so lacing.   Coffee bean, maple syrup, and brown sugar on the nose.   Yeah, it seems kinda sweet.   Coffee and roasted malts on the tongue, very sweet.   Body is moderate, mouthfeel is bordering on the thin side.   Not much hop presense, malts are not as big as I would have liked.   Less sweet, bigger malt, and weíve got a winner.   Thanks Ken!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4814) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Indiana_Red via trade. Aroma is nutty with moderate coffee. Pours an orangish-borwn with an insignificant tan head. Flavor is rather malty. Moderate caramel and chocolate up front with a roasted nutty finish. Donít get any coffee flavor like I do in the aroma.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
12 oz bottle received in a trade with Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! - Pours pale brown with a ssmall white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel and a little nut. Flavors similar to aroma. Palate very watery and thin. Very little carbonation and not very much flavor. Iíve had much better browns but this is drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Bottle pours a clear medium brown with hardly any head and only a few spots of lacing. Aroma were the usual woody nutty semiswet notes but not very inspiring. Flavors were similar and a bit thin and flat. Expectedly low carbonation and slight lingering bitter woddiness. Just OK

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pinkzambia (1478) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Bottle:A clear burtn sienna with virtually no head. It has an awesome aroma of roasted to burnt nuts, but the taste and feel were a bit disappointing. It seemed a little light and thin for a brown ale. It had a slight bitter/sour aftertaste. This one needs to go back to the lab for a "do-over." Thanks Indiana_Red for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Pours a nice clear mahogany color with a very thin head. Aroma is nutty, woody and a little dry. Flavor is sugary malts with reserved nuttiness, maybe some toffee. Hints of bittering hops and maybe roasted malt creep into the finish. I think there is something off here but the sweetness is hiding it. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, but could be much more delicate for the style.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beaver (1294) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small frothy head that quickly goes to a smoky wisp.

The aroma is nutty toffee and a little chocolate.

The flavor is a big sugary sweetness up front with nuts and toffee leading to a slightly bitter finish. It has some unpleasant medicinal notes. Itís kind of scotch ale like. The mouthfeel is thin and watery and light on carbonation.

Overall, I didnít care for this at all. It was way too sweet and watery. Iíd take an Odellís 90 Shilling over this any day.


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