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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Our Dark Ale is the third beer rounding out our current lineup. It uses a very dark, near espresso-like roast of our chestnuts. The extra dark chestnuts lend a roasty flavor and aroma with notes of chocolate and dark fruits. The hops take a supporting role in this beer allowing the roastiness to come forward in the palette.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Amber-brown, quite light, lots of roasted chestnuts on the nose, the same + carob on the palate. The palate is more complex than the nose hints at.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that dissipates quite quickly leaving some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite pleasant with some roasted almost whisky notes with some underlying chocolate. Taste is a light chocolate sweetness with some roasted and nutty bitterness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Quite possible this is the best gluten-free brew I have tried to date. Especially recommended for those out there who have GF needs, but also tasty enough for any beer lover.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3383) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured from the 22 a brown color with a thin beige head. Nose is chocolate and coffee Medium body, Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is rich and full of chocolate. This isa maybe best GF beer I have seen . Really tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5003) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This beer pours dark opaque brown. It has lighter hues in it, too. A one finger tan head falls in a timely manner. A bold aroma of chocolate and roasted notes. Espresso is probably very close. The flavor is the same but is somewhat muted. There is a nice hop bill here that is quite bitter. The hops also bring some fruit. 2/3 of the way through my tongue went numb about an inch from the tip. I blame the hops. An interesting effect. They also bring a brightness that is appealing. The malts fell short of the aroma but the hops kicked in and brought this beer back up. Nuts in the finish. A strong beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
pours a clear dark amber with a thin off-white head that goes away quickly, and no lacing. smell is of nuts, brown sugar, and some malt. taste is a bit watery, cocoa, peanut butter, and a little funkiness. ends sour and somewhat flat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syzzer (591) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours a dark clear brown from a bomber. Thin body/mouthfeel; chocolaty flavor but tart finish. 6.8 9-7-12

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (597) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Medium brown pour, lackluster head, aroma of roasted grain, with a hint of coffee. Taste is primarily roasted grain, but not burnt, with hints of coffee, and medium bitterness. It tastes like a brown ale, and is actually a lot better than many Iíve tried, though itís never a style I care for much. This is decent enough, and pretty respectable considering itís gluten free, but Iíd always opt for the IPA from this brewer instead.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Very nuty all-around, some fruit notes, heavy roasted chestnut in the flavor. And excellend GF beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Been gluten-free for a year, was an avid beer drinker before. This brewery has revitalized my interest in the possibilities of GF beer. Other gluten-free beers, to date, have only hinted at the real thing. This beerís primary difference from the íreal thingí is the appearance - it pours a medium to dark amber, with a small tan head, while having the aromas of a milk stout or porter. Aromas of coffee, bit of chocolate, malt, a hint of hay. Quite smooth and light-bodied given the richness of the malt/coffee aroma. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit oily. Taste is fairly dry and a touch bitter. Even if not gluten-free this is a well-crafted dark ale (except for the different appearance); mostly like a British porter. As a gluten-free beer, this is groundbreaking. I recommend it to any and all gluten-sensitive and celiac beer lovers - or, more broadly, Guinness lovers!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2012
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource" Salem. $5.99 Decided to take achance on this new gluten free brewery Nice warm fireside brown ale with a good sized frothy light tan head. Toasty roast ,nutty aromas..small ding of milk chocolate. Pleasant enough Hnn very espresso coffee flavour..indeed its mainlly black coffee, some nuts and dark sour fruitiness. Very thin and even watery on the palate but I am still enjoying the coffee after taste. Brave attempt and it has some good points but probably wont get again..unless i get Celiacs


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