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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich brown color with malt, and toasted malt notes with a dry finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - AUG 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-28-12- Poured from growler into a pint glass Appearance – As suggested by the name of the brew the beer pours a medium brown color with a small tan head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is of roasted malt, sweet smells of caramel and brown sugar as well as some notes of a nutty smell. Mixed with these aromas are some light earthy hop smells which help to round out the malty and sweet smells nicely. Taste – The taste starts out with a mix of sweet and some bitter. An earthy hop taste mixed with a caramel malt taste is strongest up front. The hop flavors dwindle some toward the middle with roasted malt flavors increasing in intensity. Some nutty flavors soon join the profile along with a slight increase in the sweet brown sugar and caramel tastes. In the end the hop flavors come back with a lighter bitter earthy hop flavor, leaving a still overall sweet, lightly bittered, and roasted flavor at the end. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is rather average in terms of its creaminess. The carbonation level is rather average as well, overall creating a very easy drinking brew. Overall – A fairly sweet, but overall rather well balanced and smooth brown ale. It has nice flavors and transitions making it quite a nice brew to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2711) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Nice mix, citrus, caramel, lite roast peanut. Clean brownish orange color, good head and lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel. Light bitter finish. Very tasty brown. Liking this a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cantaloupe, some orange, light pecan. Taste is moderately sweet, blueberry, caramel, some earthy, light nut, orange. Light-medium body, light effervescence, stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
On tap at World of Beer, Raleigh. Suppose the name was only a matter of time. Decent pour, dark brown with russet tints, medium carbonation. Papery malts, modest toffee, and plenty of dry hops in the nose. Light bitter chocolate and a hint of coffee to taste, and plenty of bitter hops in the finish. Came across as a solid but unremarkable hoppy brown.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10165) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
A dark amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice nutty malt with faint grassy hops. In mouth, a good brown ale with nice roasted nutty malt, good British hops, well done. On tap at Great Lakes at Cleveland Airport, Dec. 2 2012.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Draft at coles, medium brown pour. Iighter to medium nutty aroma. Great flavor for a brown. Nutty and toasty, light chocolate notes. Very nice brown ale

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3330) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap, copper brown pour with thick off white head, Notes were cereal, caramel, and bready malts, a little bit of hops but nothing to really note.This brown was lacking, really nothing you would want to drink more then one of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
On draft at the pub at CLE. Pours a clear, brown color with a small head. Nutty aroma with some caramel and malt. Brown sugar in the taste with some malt and oats. Nice and crisp for a Brown. Really enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
An exceptional brown ale from an exceptional brewing company. Super malty, toasty, and a nice clean finish. Perfect at 6% ABV and a lovely level of carbonation. Had fresh at the source, where I’d recommend you try it yourself.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5587) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a deep amber/copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is caramel malt, grass with a lightly toasted bread note. The flavor was lightly toasted bread that had been soaked in a caramel sauce, mild herbal notes like a green tea and grass. Nothing really stood out and I would list this as worth trying once.


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