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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Big, bold, brown, beer. A real hoss great for winter warming and time in your cellar.

A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 12% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks Ben. Dark jammy dried fruit, raisins, leather, touch of tobacco, good amount of residual sugar. Tight carbonation, decent body feel...not overly thick. Sweet figgy flavors up front, tobacco and leather, brown sugar, drier in the finish and the 12% is pretty well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
thanks ben! christmas cookie. brown sugar, ginger snap. mousey mahogany. sharp alcohol, leathery and some raspberry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Nose of strongly roasted malts some darker fruit notes, earthy hops, toasted nuts. A seriously robust brown ale nose without too much sweeetness, alcohol is present but adds nicely to the aroma. Pours brown with nice reddish underlying notes. Not much head or lace. Sweet with roast, chocolate, residual sugar, some fruity sweetness, dry roasty finish. Nice hop bitterness - earthy light fruit. Balanced with only light alcohol for 12percent. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5390) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Amber pour with tan head and lace. Roasted malt, light chocolate, and abv. Sweet malt with very light chocolate and abv. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at the Nashville Beer Summit. Sweet bourbon and cinnamon nose, flavor is malty warm and meaty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at Nashville Beer Summit 1.0. Pours brown with a tan head. Nutty and alcohol nose. Medium bodied, with a slight oily texture. Flavor of cocoa and nutty malts, countered by some moderate herbal and spicy hops. Dry and warming finish, with some tannins peeking through. Brown ale on mega steroids. A sipper for sure, but lacks a wow factor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and brown sugar. Great sweet flavor. Abv well hidden. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2784) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Thanks to NBondi for the bottle. Deep brown pour with a thick tan head. Chocolate, toffee and citrus hop aroma. Taste is toffee, chocolate taste with a nice chewy body. Alcohol bite peaks through. Thick and intense, a nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
draft. pours cloudy brown with tan head nose is sweet molasses and floral hoppage flavors are sweet, brown sugar honey vanilla and coffee. Sweet alc notes but it doesn’t burn, straight forward and uninspired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade with Tooch4321 - Pours a hazy brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is doughy malt. Flavor is toasted caramel malt and a hint of mint. The 12% alcohol isn’t too over bearing. Malt lingers a bit in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Adam.

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