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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a dark brown with red highlights and a one finger tan head. Aroma is toffee, brown sugar, and nutty. Taste is molasses, malty, nutty, and some hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours dark brown minimal off white head. Mild aroma of nuts and malts. Taste is nuts, malts some hops, nice bitter finish, OK but just OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
Don’t know how this one scored so low, it’s beautiful, full flavored, malty with just the right amount of hops. The aroma is mild and it pours a dark cloudy brown with a frothy head. Honestly, when I’m drinking this I imagine it’s what Tolkien’s Hobbits or Dwarves would brew or what they might have had in old England. Well worth trying for fans of malty ales, gamers and Tolkien fans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
S0rceress0 (11) - - APR 16, 2013
Beautiful nutty taste with just enough hops to make it interesting. This beer reminds me of a real 40’s European farmhouse ale made by small tavernkeepers. Rich, caramel with hops in the back end, but not too much. Head is a fair lasting, not long lasting white with lacy afterleavings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
This pours a dark brown color with a light beige head. The scent is rather mild with hazelnuts. The taste is bold and nutty with a great blend of robust malts, caramel malts, and nuts. The texture is smooth and is an overall pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (617) - - APR 6, 2013
2013 bottle into a pint glass. Color is a translucent amber brown with a sudsy tan head. Aroma is very light, sweet malt. Taste is pretty straight forward, lightly sweet roasted malt and some hops bitterness. Medium wet mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3257) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2013
12 oz bottle that was part of the Winter 2012 World Market 9 pack, courtesy of my in-laws. The pour is mostly clear brown with slight ruby highlights and a smallish tan head that falls quick. The aroma is some roast, some nuttiness, and a bit of harsh earthiness. The taste is roast nutty malt, along with a bit of char earth, and then a bit of sharpness in the back. The palate is medium to light bodied, average, somewhat harsh carbonation and the sharp char finish. Decent flavor, though not all that clean.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours nearly black with small tan head. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Initially malty with a hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigtaster (558) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours brown with off white head. Nose is nutty with yeast bananna. Slight nutty malt, light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1217) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Fizzy, chestnut color, thin head but does have lacing. I’m usually not a brown ale fan, but this was is alright, mostly due to its nice hop character.

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