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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A smooth, chocolatey & thirst-quenching beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Darker reddish brown, moderate head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, nut, toast, some chocolate and light hops. Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Decent, nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3490) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Dark ruby-red with a tan head. Has a weighted body, but itís relatively easy to drink. Nice balance between dark, sharp roast and sweet, grainy-peaty malt flavors. Some lactic-like sourness and a pinch of bitterness rounds things out well. Subtle flavors and aromas of nuts, caramel, coffee and light spices. Not too shabby, especially for a typically boring style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle. Poured mahogany brown whith thin tan head. Chocolate, roast and caramel aroma. Toasted caramel with a bit of espresso flavour. Medium bodied. Lasting bitter coffee and roast finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7642) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Caramel/mahogony beer with a light tan head. Caramel, light roast, light coffee and light chocolate aroma. Caramel flavor with light coffee and light fruit. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel and light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured deep brown with a slight reddish hue, capped with a moderate sized tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with nuts (almond), cocoa and toffee. Flavor is nutty, with some chocolate and some vegetal character. Medium body. (bottle from 5000 - Thanks Andre!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
Nice caramel nose with some fruitiness and light cocoa. Deep crimson in the light looks brown in the glass. A nice eggshell white head and no lacing. Very creamy mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa chocolate in the flavor, nice toffee presence and a crisp, hoppy finish. This is a lovely beer! Thanks Andrť.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Vacaville, CA. 2008 Reserve. Husky, slightly sweet, chocolate malt aroma with some nuttiness and a little molasses present in the nose as well. Rather aromatic and pleasant. Transparent tawny mahogany body with a frothy, large light tan head. Attractive. Starts a bit metallic with some slight astringency following that. Some husky, grainy, toasted malts are present in the middle. Finishes with a little chocolate and cocoa character. Light, lingering bitterness. A bit thin in terms of the body. Not bad for a relatively boring style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
Draught. Dark brown grizzly bear color. hardly any lacing. Dry, brassy aftertaste. Some chestnut. Not too sweet. Pretty good for a style that often induces sleep.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2008
Aroma is burnt coffee, chocolate. Appearance is black with a tan head, good lacings. F-Flavor is dark roast coffee, chocolate malts, some bitterness. Very god for the type. P- Palate is just slightly thin for the type which helps make it sessionable. O- Overall a great session brown ale. Donít know how it will age but Iím going to buy at least one to try. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (899) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
On tap at Hamiltonís, shared with WeeHeavySD. Reddish dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malts. Sweet taste, of dark fruits, malt, and a bit of chocolate. Lingering toastyness. Nice brown ale.

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