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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2004
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Head is light beige. Malt, light spices, sweetness in the aroma. Malt and some flowers in the flavour. Vague bitterness in the end. Boring.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
A deep reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a pleasant burned caramel malt, dark fruit esters. In mouth, a spiced roasted coffee malt with light butterscotch notes, oily mouthfeel, not bad. Bottle at Maggie’s on the River, August 27, 2010.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9728) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, nuts and a hint of spice with a smooth semisweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9607) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Pours dark and rich brown, near mahogany, with a medium-sized tan frothy head. Hoppy caramel malt aroma with a faint roastiness to it. Patchy thin film lacing. Slightly bitter roasted caramel malt flavor with a hoppiness in the middle and a slight chocolate coffee finish. Medium-bodied and very refreshing, smooth and creamy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Crystal clear copper ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Cirrus lacework. Malty, sweet aroma. A bit floral and chocolatey. Maybe a note of vanilla and a hint of port. The well-balanced flavor is lightly chocolately and roasty with a suggestion of buttermilk. Medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Short, crisp finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
brown pour, small tan head. Malty, nutty, and pumpernickel aromas. Flavor is malty and pretty watery. I am not impressed with this brewery again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9032) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. A bit tangy, buttery caramel malty, nutty, toasty aroma. Roasty malty, caramel, chewy nutty, a touch fruity flavor. A bit watery. Bleh.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8886) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a medium brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, roast, and some earthiness. Tastes of roast, nuts, lighter caramel, and a lighter earthiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8682) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
Bottled Evening Star Brighton. A very dark brown coloured beer with a tiny off white head. The aroma is hoppy with nuts malt and caramel notes, but there’s hint of cardboard too. The taste is all of the above but the hops are more pronounced and dominate the previous sweetness. Not the best US brown but still drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8505) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown location, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark ruby tinted brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, nutty notes and husky malt notes. Taste is chocolate, nutty notes and faint hops in the finish. Also just a faint note of coffee and molasses. Medium bodied. Nice and refreshing.


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