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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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
   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 (4841) - 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 (8331) - 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 (5959) - 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?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Nice brown/amber color,small head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind.Light malty aroma with a little roast and some hops.The flaovr is pretty decent actually.Chocolate and maybe even a bit of caramel in there along with a nice roasty side,nicely sweet in the beginning with a mild bitterness at the end.Not exactly the brew God was thinking of when he handed down the great idea but it is pretty decent any way.L’Chaim

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5462) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malt, light caramel, light cocoa and faint nuttiness. Taste is lightly roasted malt, mild caramel notes, light hoppiness and watered down coffee. Body is smooth and slightly creamy with mild lingering bitterness. Finish is lightly roasted with some caramel and light nuttiness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Aroma is light, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate. The color is much like coffee, the head is thin and full. Taste has hints of metal, chocolate, coffee, caramel, banana


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