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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This is not a traditional “dark” beer, because its not heavy and you can drink more than one without feeling full. Hopped with Nugget, Cascade, and Mt. Hood Hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Toasty, dark chocolate, toffee, caramel malty aroma. Somewhat creamy. Dark caramel, toffee chocolate flavor. Easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap during 2011 Craft Lager Fest. Clear dark copperish brown with a pretty decent off khaki head. Aroma of sweet toffee, and brown malts, a little biscuit as well. Taste was clean and sweet. Sweet, toffee malts, light cocoa, and just a little burnt toast. Pretty good, just lacking some ’wow’ factor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2011
picked up a bottle at wagon wheel 7/17/10. pale porter color with an off white head. it smells of caramel, wort, chocolate, roast, cream and a touch of citrus. it tastes the same only with a fruitiness added akin to plums and some spiciness from the hops. the body is a bit thin but really easy to quaff. it gets creamy and rich when consumed directly from the bottle. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4750) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
12oz bottle from the Minnows BIF. Pours dark cola brown with a white head. Nose is some toasted malts, yeast, earth, herbs, and tobacco. Flavor is similar with tobacco and earth in background, and sweetness and yeast in front and back; molasses hang around, too. Medium-bodied and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2010
A pretty standard dark lager with plenty of roasted malts. Pretty thin and not terribly hoppy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma has some coffee, roasted malt, light chocolate. Flavor has a good coffee, smokey and roasted note to it. Better than I thought, but still not amazing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a ruby brown with a medium frothy off white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grainy, worty malts with some chocolate.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts and grains, nuts and a bit of an acidic slightly sour twang. The mouthfeel is light bodied and a little watery.

Overall, lots of raw grainy off notes. Not too good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap at the Durango Tasting Room. Poured a deeper orange color (almost brown) with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, some grains and and some caramel. Tastes follow suit. Lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Dark. Malt based nose of caramel and some different chocolate variety. Great hop flavor with some biting cascade behind a similar malt flavor. To thin... good idea, average execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, carmel, light roastiness, light coffee and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of dark chocolate, carmel and roastiness with a crisp roasty finish.

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