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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle: Nearly black, dark brown, quite dark for a Brown Ale in fact, mediocre off-white head, rather nice lacing.   Mild roasted malt aroma.   Fairly smooth roasted malt flavor to start, but finishes with a bit of an astringent cardboard twang.   Better than the Genesis Ale at least.   Body and mouthfeel seem fairly average.   Fairly strong roasted malt character on the exit.   Strong for a brown, bordering on Porter territory if you ask me.   Aside from the slight astringent cardboard twang, a fairly decent offering.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Dark brown color with no head. Aroma slightly of cardboard. Some vague maltiness in the taste, but it still has that watered down paper/cardboard quality. Blah.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
not much to say, has a nice smell, and taste is so-so, i didn’t expect it to be anything really good, and thats what i got something not really good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
It’s a brown ale. It’s a little roasty, not too dry, but there’s not too much to it beyond that. It’s not even passover Kosher!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
Not much here. A standard brown ale, mildly sweet. Well carbonated. Very faint roasted flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2005
Burnt sienna pour with aroma of big roasty malt, chocoff, some hops. Tastes malty, with chocoff, nuts, and brown sugar elements. Smooth and silky.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
Chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color. Rich and dry is this one. Roasted nuts. Need water.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6043) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Rerate Much more of a pronounced chocolate flavor, nice looking pour Original 3.2 Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Savannah, Ga. Dark brown pour, light mocha colored head, slight coffee aroma. Flavor has some dirt flavors to it with some underlying bittersweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is slighlty creamy. Overall decent, tastes like it is "organic" though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
Either my palate was completely trashed by the few previous beers or this had absolutely no taste. I’ve never seen a beer this dark with so little flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Nice big chewy brown ale. Some chocolate and roasted malt really come through with the hop spice balanced. Doesn’t really fit into any style, it’s special on it’s own. 37 out of 100? Does anyone here like beer?


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