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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A more traditional English-style brown, emphasizing sweetness and a smoked malt flavoring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Tasted on tap in a plastic cup at an LAX airport bar during a World Cup game. It poured an opaque very dark brown with thin but persistent beige foam. Dark colour but light body and dry finish. Sounds like Guinness, but more complex grainbill: hints of bread, dark toast, chocolate, bright acidity of medium roast coffee, mildly fruity, nice hoppy bittering balance, with a lingering multilayered aftertaste. Very flavourful. It was extremely toasty, but I didnít notice the smoked malt mentioned in the description. Strong carbonation makes it even more refreshing. Good stuff. If it were local, Iíd buy it regularly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6757) - Utah, USA - MAY 12, 2014
On tap at LAX
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and nutty. Taste is roasted malts, ashy, caramel and nutty
A decent brown

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Can in our hotel room, San Diego, from Public Beer LB, 18/04/14. Dark chestnut brown with a well appointed light tan covering that retains well. Nose is light roast, toffee, nutty pangs, brown bread, hint of cocoa. Taste carries a little less depth than the aroma, earthy tones, light smoke, biscuit, brown bread, faint cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
At LAX while waiting to fly home to Dallas. 20 oz draft that cost $10.89. Pours dark brown black with huge creamy wicked looking head that drops to nothing. Aroma is nutmeg, lightly roasted malt, with a hint of Guinness-esque tanginess. Taste is lightly roasted malt, the same tanginess, sweet malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours very dark brown, almost black. The darkest brown ale I've ever seen. Thin off-white head. Nose is faint malt with chocolate notes. Taste is sweet. Full body, thick and rich, lively carbonation. Pretty tasty, albeit a bit too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours a clear rich copper color with a nice thick head. Aroma is choc and nuts and malt. Taste follows the Aroma very well. Smooth easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (5193) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
16oz can. Looks brown. Aroma of pale and lightly nutty/toffee malts plus light, floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Nothing really stands out about this beer, but itís not that bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hoju777 (153) - FRANCE - DEC 2, 2013
Can in LA. Smells brown. Looks brown. Tastes brown. Thin and acidic. Itís not bad, but itís definitely not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajtrupp (328) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
There's a bit of a roasted, coffee flavor to go along with the malts that puts this above most browns. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Canned from Windy City. Deep ruby on the pour. Sweet chocolate nose. A touch of roast and some tootsie roll. Sweet chocolate up front with a bit of roasted coffee bitterness. Pretty good coffee roast to it. Nice brown.

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