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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Loose bottle from Sam’s, Downers Gove. There’s pretty rich dark roast malt smell when opened and poured. Deep brown body under a thin but stable head. Taste is a bit medicinal, but it may be an older bottle. Dark and nutty otherwise, with a bit of molasses, coffee and sassafrass. Hops seem to be mostly American, although at times this tastes a little like a Young’s Old Nick. For a gimmick beer, this has some decent chracter, and can account for itself as a pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
This had a small head.Color black.aroma was a mild malty.Tasted a bit sour.good stout taste.Not strong like the other black beers.Easy to drink,but I was hoping for more flavor.Not bad.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Thanks to Fatty. Pours a translucent darker brown with some red when held to the light. Head was small light tan. Aroma of some spices, nut and very light hop? Not much really. Same with the flavor. This was a really weak beer with not a whole lot to say about it. Maybe this bottle went bad?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (658) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle pours a medium, light tan head. Aromas of coffee, similar to a porter. Rich, full, well balanced malty flavor of chocolate, with a really bright note lingering. Maybe a bit over-carbonated. At present I see I’m the highest rating on the page. Oy. I like it. So shoot me already.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUL 12, 2006
Draft. Pours a reddish brown. Very thick and malty. This beer is pretty good, has a sugary aroma and tastes a bit nutty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Pours to a red hued brown body with a very thick and lasting rocky light beige head. The aroma is a nutty, lightly floral, and brown sugar aroma. The flavor is interestingly roasty. Nutty but not overly so. Dry roast, sweet dark and lightly burnt sugars. The palate is roasty, creamy/velvety.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (5423) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Bottle. Pretty good, but standard. Malty, and some bitterness. Decent and nothing to call home about

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Decently hopped, but not enough to impress. Fairly malty, but not overly sweet as some nut browns tend to get. The aroma and flavor were caramel sweet with hints of raw sugar and roasted coffee. All in all not a bad example.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2006
A nice showing from a competent brewer (although, not special). The appearance was dark brown with a thin head that fizzled away with the carbonation. Lacing was decent. The aroma was nutty and caramel-like. Flavor featured a decent hop showing underneath the usual brown ale flavors. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel was moderate to light for the style with significant carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Deep brown with a red tint. A pleasant sweet nutty caramel aroma and taste. Nice carbonation level with a creamy head. Medium to light body, not a bad beer.


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