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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color. Thereís about a fingers worth of light mocha-shaded head, also. It isnít 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 donít 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, itís 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. Itís drinkable due in large part to its vibrant carbonation. O: Everything about this brew is íniceí. Nothing more, nothing less. Like most brown ales, it feels safe. Normally safe isnít good, but considering some of the duds Iíve had from this brewery in the past (oh hai, Serum!), I guess - for once - Iíll say íbetter safe than sorryí. This oneís on the pile of beers Iíd gladly drink again, as long as I donít have to buy a 6-pack of it.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5100) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Dark brown body with medium head. Nose is malty, caramel of plums. Taste is similar of malts, caramel, coffee, dark fruits. Texture is really clean. Nice and syrupy with a dark chocolate kick in the finale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3779) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2016
12 oz undated bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown; clear with ruby highlights. Thin head soon reduces to a partial top coat and ring. Aroma: roasted nuts and toffee with dark bread. Flavor: lots of toffee but about equally bitter and sweet. Feel: Medium body and medium-light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2835) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2016
On tap at Cold Spot. Hazy medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is nuts, medium/light body, low carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is light chocolate malt and nuts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (725) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Poured from bottle into shaker. Pours a medium brown wth undertones of red and a very light khaki head that is very resilient. Aroma of toffee and almonds. Taste is similar with nice toffee and caramel notes. Smooth mouthfeel and clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1173) - - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Extremely sweet toffee aroma with caramel and nutty notes. Pours opaque brown with a thin light brown head with OK retention and good lacing. Starts with caramel malt sweetness with a little bit of nuttiness as well. Finishes smooth with a huge toffee malt sticky sweetness that clings to the palate. Pretty nice brown but almost too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5255) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pecan and milk chocolate nose. Clear brown, headless. Caramel, grapenuts, milk chocolate. A bit harsh. Surprisingly chocolatey.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (879) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Brown and clear in appearance. Aromas of nuts , and caramel. Flavors of nuts, smoked, a bit of coffee and caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
[7790-20151005] Bottle. Malty chocolate mud aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet malty burlap and wet grains and toasted crusts flavour. Medium body. Seems a little burnt. (7/3/5/3/11) 2.9
(w/ jercraigs)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (272) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pours clear medium brown, thin tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate toffee, brownie like. Flavor is more toffee, caramel, hint of bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
2015-10-05. Hazy dark brown body, small beige head fades. 3+ Aroma has some toasty malt, very light oxidation, toffee and notes of tootsie roll. Flavour is similar, dryish start and finish with pleasant toffee and caramel notes in the middle. Toasty not quite roasty malt. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent. Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD.


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