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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This richly flavored, full-bodied bitter is copper colored, with a slight fruity aroma and a balanced malt/hop character. Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops are used for a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (638) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Murky, brown pour with little head. Aroma was roasted malts, nuts, and some coffee. The taste followed with just a little bit of the bitterness I was expecting. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1784) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On draught at Jack of the Wood in Asheville. Beautiful mahogany pour into the glass, with auburn accents and a fluffy head that reduces to a thin ring of soapy lace. The nose is of toasted caramel. Flavored are roasted, some toast, caramel, and some hints at esters. The finish is roasted and ever so lightly bitter. Medium light in the mouth, it's tasty and a nice take on the ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
On tap at The ByWater in Ashville, NC. Overall malty, nutty, slightly sweet but dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gvmdw7 (186) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured a hazy amber color. Smelled of toffee and surprisingly, coffee. Primarily tasted of coffee and roasted malt. It was pretty good, but I wouldn’t call it an ESB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Dark, crystal-clear bronze. Malty and delicious with a full complement of rich, rounded flavors, bold and strong. Very, very good. (#4312, 10/5/2011)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
A reddish amber ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, light grassy malt, faint hops. In mouth, a nice grassy nutty malt, faint British hops, not bad. On tap at Twin City Brewfest, August 13 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1476) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Pours deep brown with a well muscled white head. Sticky lacing. Nice balanced with an earthy malt character and fruity hops. Strong toffee in the nose. Perfect fade with light malt sweetness, some fruitiness (apple?), and a smack of mellow flavoring hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Dark amber color with white head. Aroma contains some herbal notes, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is slightly bitter but mostly malty with some buscuit, caramel, and citrus. Overall this is pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3380) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours amber from tap. Not a lot of aroma on the nose. A bit of caramel malt on the tongue. Finishes dry so the hops are in there even if you can’t taste them. Not my favorite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
On tap at Bouchon in Asheville, NC. This poured a pale russet brown color into a shaker and left virtually no lacing as I drank it down. Flavors of faint caramel, toffee, and, surprisingly, mangoes peeked through what was essentially a tasty session beer. Indeed, despite its brown ale coloring, this proved a refreshing thirst quencher after a full day hauling our 2-year-old son in a backpack. Overall, this is a nice interpretation of the style, with restrained hops in true English fashion.

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