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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (227) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
pours dark brown with a large tan head. aroma of chocolate and toffee. very malty nose. taste is also very malty. chocolate and toffee. very light on the hops. body is light. heavy carbonation. light dry quick finish. tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2729) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with heavy lacing, ovre a clear, darker brown (SRM 27) body....nose is lightly roasted malts, with cocoa, chocolate notes, toffee/caramel tones, minimal esters, mild herbal hops....taste is medium roasted malts with nutty tones, cocoa, hints of chocolate, minimsl esters, finishing with a light hop bitterness....mouth feel, light of medium body, no astringency, light carbonation, very light acid on the soft finish. The malts are dominant, not overly so, but the hop contribution is quite light. This is more of a Northern English Brown, with the pleasant malt dominance, minimal sweetness, and lack of trite American Hops. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2058) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Dark murky brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, some chocolate, nuts; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and chocolate; Solid brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2272) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark cherry mahogany, fuzzy rim head, thin wisps of lace. Taste is uncomplicated caramel malt that turns bitter enough to balance at the end. Add a little carbonation, and that’s the whole thing. It also quenches thirst in a refreshing way, and goes down really smoothly and easily, which means I may drink it (and its companions) way too quickly.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tackjc (11) - - APR 18, 2014
Darker than other brown ales. Initial aroma is a bit sour, however that changes as the pint goes on. A bit too much hop.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
355ml bottle. Brewed at the new facility according to the label. Not sure if it is still new but ill take it. Rather than brown this is actually a really deep plum/magenta color. The smell is pleasant, light cocoa, roasted malts, slight earthiness. The flavor is ok. Definitely a big metallic note but in this case it doesn’t ruin the beer. The rest of the flavor is light and refreshing slightly roasty mineral watery ale. It drinks super light, a good dark beer for summer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, nutty, chocolate. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (833) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pint pour of deep mahogany brown with light khaki head. Nose is light roasted malt and mild caramel. Cant place the other aroma but its not killer. Flavor is smooth toasted malt and mild caramel notes. Easy drinking but not a favorite brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle into snifter glass. Pours a soda brown with a small light tan head and some decent sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted peanuts, cocoa, toffee, soap and caramel. Taste is strong roasty peanuts, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, caramel and a somewhat soapy taste also coming through. Quick finish of malts and toffee. Medium body, slick texture, medium high carbonation. Not bad, but not great either. Slightly better than average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2006) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Brown in color.... Thinnish mouthfeel, nutty malt character, some chocolate... Nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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