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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2007
My first reaction was nit had an initial metallic taste. It didn’t have the malt smoothness ihave learned to expect from a Brown. It seemed to be over-hopped, leaving a hop dominant aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 Looking for a wee bit more on this one - as always. A nice but faint hoppy and chocolate and nut like aroma. A very smooth taste though medium to light bodied. I enjoyed this one but would not go out of my way for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2009
A deep red beer with a fine but disappearing head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted bread. The flavor is dominated by roasted malt with notes of wood and cowberries, before it ends on a dry note. It has a nice palate but tastes a bit like a nut porter.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Standard nut bown ale, altough it’s kind of spritzy with the carbonation and nothing special in flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Dark brownish red body with medium off-white head. Decent malty flavor. Not awful, but there are better out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12oz bottle. ruby brown pour with a minimal oily head. right off, the hop and malt aromas are present and very up-front. there’s also a smoky/hazy element in the aroma, like forest dew; also caramel hidden underneath the layers. while it does taste like a brown ale, it shows likenesses to both pales and porters. it’s a pleasant mix. the finish is a tad oaky, and the mouthfeel is a bit spicy (clove).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2013
A hearty brown color with a thin off-white head. Aromas are malty caramel, with a spicy nut smell. Like a toasted hazelnut almost. Taste is caramel forward, with more pronounced toasted nut flavor in the back, balanced by a light hop bitterness. Finish is still mostly caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (306) - Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours a hazy, mahogany with lots of suspended particles and about 1’’ of mocha colored head. Aroma is sweet and nutty with a hint of chocolate. Taste follows the nose with a mild bitterness towards the end and a somewhat dry finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

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