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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A more traditional English-style brown, emphasizing sweetness and a smoked malt flavoring.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (1000) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Deep browny coppery colour with a thick tan head. Toasty, toffee, those Arnotts Malt-coffee biscuits on the nose (they donít smell like coffee, theyíre just called that because, you know, you dip them in your coffee). Big malty, toffee taste, sweet, thereís only a little bitterness. It kind of feels a little thin at first but that big malt biscuit taste carries over. I actually like this a lot more than what itís rated as

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hawthorne00 (3457) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
Can, 5.5% ABV. Brown with a beige head that soon fades to a coat. Aroma of brown sugar, smoke (more traditional, huh) mocha, spices. Smells a bit unfinished really. And thereís a bit of that in the taste too, along with some syrupy chocolate (although the body is a bit on the watery side),kola and other nuts, weeds. Lowish bitterness still cuts through and it leans a little towards dry but cloying and messy. Poor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (1737) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Slight tropical fruit mixed with the malts on the nose. Soft and fuzzy texture. Slightly spiced taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
Tropical punch aromas. Surprisingly strong melanoidins dominate what I assumed to be a more hop forward brown. Slight pine that hacks at the malt. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
This beer is a deep brown color with a medium thick foamy light beige head that recedes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing. Roasted malt, caramel and hops in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of smoked malt, caramel and mild earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a burnt malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2262) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2015
A very nice beer sweet good flavor. Decent mouthfeel for the abv. Good appearance to average. Malty to sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Appearance was clear ruby brown with creamy diminishing beige 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are roasted barley, nut, toffee, coffee,chocolate, marzipan and fruity ester yeasts, no alcohol. Taste are soft sweet toffee, slight coffee bitterness with pale chocolate and mineral backend. Palate was soft CO2 with light- medium body, lasting English style drying finish. Overall a little thin on body and CO2 for me, but solid brown. Needs more chocolate malt?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From Notes...... Poured from can in to shaker pint. Nice brown color with good head. Malty taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pour is a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is some brown malt mocha with a bit of soapiness. Flavor is some chocolate malt and not much after that. It is a bit bitter after the swallow but Iím not sure thatís what they were going for. Itís a brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachrymalisis (440) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
This is a much better brown ale than itís ratings would suggest. I donít understand why that is. nice body, beautiful caramel and nutty aromas, mild malt sweetness but dry enough to be clean on the palate. All around classic and well made.


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