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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (421) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Brown in color.... Thinnish mouthfeel, nutty malt character, some chocolate... Nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1818) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Aroma: Cocoa powder rules the malt scene, and is met with a very light dash of spicy/floral hops. Cocoa tends toward chocolate fudge as it warms. Appearance: Nearly opaque dark brown with a foamy tan head that settles into a creamy tan ring. Flavor: Mostly cocoa up front, but with undercurrents of lightly spicy hops; really surprised by the depth of the malts for a 5.5 beer- cocoa into dark bread. There’s a little citrus/floral kick towards the finish, concluding with a slightly bitter dryness. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: In my opinion, a severely underappreciated example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Very dark clear copper pour. Soft white foam up top with a bit of wet lace. Clean burnt roasted nuts. Big plum notes. Palate runs a bit thin but nicely dark, nutty and juicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaroonOrange (137) - - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown with very little head. Molasses and root vegetables. Mild nuttiness and bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (238) - Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours a hazy, mahogany with lots of suspended particles and about 1’’ of mocha colored head. Aroma is sweet and nutty with a hint of chocolate. Taste follows the nose with a mild bitterness towards the end and a somewhat dry finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1346) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Dark mahogany,clear. Some head at first. Minerally aroma, with some nuttyness,slight chocolate, malt tones maybe caramel. Rich taste for a 5%er, good body and mouthfeel, nice malt, crisp but smooth silky and rich, pretty decent really. Bettter than average brown ale for me. Pretty happy with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle from the holiday pack. Brown, not much head. Nose is coffee, caramel, nut. Flavour is same, not much hop character. Something I’d expect from a local no-name place... I like my brown sessionables but this is characterless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark rusty color with a foamy tan head. Sweet toffee malt aroma with some hints of ripe fruit. Flavor is rather dull with some nutty sweetness. Dry texture and well carbonated. Drinkable but not a standout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3009) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Review is from notes. Consumed 12/14/13. Into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown colored body with a half finger white foamy head that dies in about a minute, lacing is clingy and in rings coating the glass nicely. The smell has some molasses, nutty malts, dark fruits all coming through in a fruity and somewhat roasty chocolate-like way. The taste is mainly sweet through the dark fruits, molasses, nuts and chocolate, fruity yet chocolatey aftertaste, dry nutty and fruity finish. On the palate is about a light to medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is very smooth for an American Brown Ale, really just plain smooth all around in the mouth and on the tongue. Overall, this is not a bad American Brown Ale, would I have this again? Actually unsure if I would have this again, it kinda reminded me of Right Brain’s brown ale (Igor Takes A Digger) the way the dark fruits come through.

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