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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
A nice dark red beer with a modest tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, flavor is understated burnt toast and a bit bitter. Mouthfeel is thin. This is a pretty one-dimensional beer, just a bit of roast malt. But its enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Traces of burnt & roasted malt aromas on the nose. Deep ruby brown coloring. Light disapperaing head. With the set up of the nose & color, the follow up was weakish, hard to describe, thin of context and had a very neutral taste that didn’t hold up to the promise of the beginning. Enjoyed by none in the group.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stellaaaa (250) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pours a deep ruby with a thick, white head. The aroma is of dry, syrupy malt - somewhat like molasses. The taste is of dry, rich molasses - but not sweet or cloying - with overtones of wheatberries or grape nut cereal. Tastes a lot more like a doppelbock than a brown ale, but overall a great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Pours very dark amber with a nice large tan head. Aroma is roasted nuts/caramel with a little piney hops. Flavor is sweet roasted malt. A little nutty with a slight pine finish. Could use more hop flavor or a dry aftertaste to balance the sweet. Medium bodied with good(not too much) carbonation. Not a bad beer, but a little one demensional.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
How could anyone not buy this? Wasn’t as bad as I expected a gimmicky beer to be, rich roasty malts and a deep brown body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 12, 2007
tastes like an anchor steam on steroids, and that is a good thing. Bursting with flavor but I do agree that it can be a bit too watery although that does mean the alcohol goes undetected. A great go-to brew. perhaps the best thing about it is that its not a gimicy beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thill25 (231) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2008
12 oz bottle...poured an opaque brown, w/ a slight tan head. ..no lacing. Nose was soap mixed with toasted nuts and malts. Flavor was the same...Palate was bitter and harsh. Not something I’ll ever try again...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
Pours deep brown with negligible head. Malty aroma with a hint of nutmeg and maple. Smooth malt flavor with a hop finish. A bit flat for my taste. Drinkable, but unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2008
faint aroma of malt. Deep brown with a small tan head. Malty smooth at the start turning tingly on the tongue wiht a finish that is a little bitter. Thin in the mouth.

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