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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A creamy, medium-bodied, dark brown pint of liquid bliss that combines a creamy mouthfeel, smooth drinkability and a relaxing 5% abv, with a jubilant swirl of caramel, almond, and toffee flavors to leave you in a state of ecstasy.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1823) - - JUL 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a medium brownish-amber color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head fades super-fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a toffee smell mixed with some caramel and a somewhat nutty aroma. A little bit of a grainy and bready smell and some almost honey roasted nut smells are there giving the brew a somewhat honey nut Cheerio like smell. Taste – The taste begins with a lighter level of toffee and caramel sweetness with a decent amount of a lightly toasted bready taste. As the taste advances the sweetness fades up to the middle of the taste as more light roasted flavors and some graininess and nut come to the tongue. More toward the end the sweetness comes back in the form of a toffee and caramel flavor once again. A light earthy hop brings a dimension of slight bitterness to the brew at the end, and with a good increase in the nut, ends up leaving a rather nutty and lightly toasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium in thickness and carbonation, which overall suit the mix of nut, light roast, and toffee/caramel rather well for this 5 % abv. brew. Overall – A rather decent and much drier then anticipated nut brown ale. Fairly nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown, not much in the way of head or lacing. Malts, caramel, brown sugar on the nose. Hints of sweet citrus, banana, molasses. A very drinkable brown ale, though I’ve had better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (635) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. I liked the toffee flavor which goes well with a brown. Not too sweet which is a plus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Taster at brewery. Light brown with minimal head. Roasted nuts, bread, milk chocolate... Balanced and smooth... Like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
A delicious and sessionable brown ale. Aroma was nice. Toffee, peanut and burnt caramel. Not too strong, but good. Pour was a nice medium brown with a thin light tan film for a head. Taste was very full and delicious for such a low ABV. They nailed it here. As the commercial description says; caramel, toffee and almond. Big and full. Nice strong carbonation. Will buy this again

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2658) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2014
On draft at DuClaw in Bowie, MD. The beer is chestnut brown and hazy with a wisp of tan head. The aroma offers toffee, malt, bread, brown sugar. A touch of sweet toffee among brown bread and caramel malt notes. Moderately low carbonation with a touch of bitterness in the back. A decent brew, but not something I feel compelled to have again.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (134) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Super nutty aroma with some peanut butter notes. No hops on the nose. Appearance is a cloudy brown beer with an off white head with poor head retention. Flavor is malt forward with nut, caramel and peanut butter notes. No hop flavor in the taste. Esters are low. Mouthfeel is moderate with moderate low carbonation. Overall, the beer from this bottle seems a little flat, but the beer has potential. I'll assume the carbonation issue with this beer isn't typical and is an anomaly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (73) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Amber in color. Scent of chocolate/toffee....not a strong one. Taste is of choc/toffee. Palate shows off the toffee after a few seconds. Leaves a cappuccino kind of palate after awhile. Pretty darn good. I would get it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color. There’s about a fingers worth of light mocha-shaded head, also. It isn’t the most impressive retaining head, but has a nice texture and nice lacing, as well. S: The first whiffs bring a pleasant chocolate-coated peanut character. After it opens up, some nondescript esters and a touch of acidic twang enter. While nothing about the aroma is wowing, it certainly smells pleasing enough. T: The flavor, actually, is quite forward in sweet caramel and toffee, as opposed to the nutty chocolate suggested on the nose. I don’t even get much nuttiness in fact (maybe a twinge on the swallow). The finish is a touch roasty/acidic, though not overwhelming. All in all, it’s decent, well balanced - and unexciting. M: Medium in body, the slight roasted touch on the back end cleans the palate acceptably. The finish errs on the sweet side, though. It’s drinkable due in large part to its vibrant carbonation. O: Everything about this brew is ’nice’. Nothing more, nothing less. Like most brown ales, it feels safe. Normally safe isn’t good, but considering some of the duds I’ve had from this brewery in the past (oh hai, Serum!), I guess - for once - I’ll say ’better safe than sorry’. This one’s on the pile of beers I’d gladly drink again, as long as I don’t have to buy a 6-pack of it.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours Orange gold with minimal head. Aroma is caramel, nutty. Taste is earthy and nutty, some caramel and brown sugar tones. One of the better "nut ales" I've had. Solid.


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