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RATINGS: 747   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 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shanoknowsfood (91) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle @ The Butcher’s Block, Sarasota, FL - Dark Brown ale with a very smooth malty flavor. Not sweet and not bitter...just perfect! Very enjoyable. I had one for breakfast :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Deep brown, big malty flavor. Somewhat sweet. Alcohol tastes stronger than 5.5%.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle from NYC. Strong raisin aroma, very dark ruby. Lots of sweet dark fruit, yet there are dusty hops giving a cocoa-like dryness underneath. Lovely rich sipping beer, balances between fruit and dry rather than sweet and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bold, deep amber beer. Nutty notes added to a bit of coffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lorenasa (159) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotch4281 (39) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2008
I love the way a stout pours! This followed that tradition nicely while adding a bit of its own. A very smooth beer with easy drink-ability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (582) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Poured into a Shmaltz Brewing pint glass. Color is dark cola brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is very nutty with some roasted malts and chocolate notes. Flavor is nutty at the start with chocolate through the middle and a nice roasted finish with coffee notes. Palate is smooth and slightly creamy with a medium body. Overall this is a nice brown ale with some well developed flavors that you might expect more in a porter or stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a clear dark brown with a minimal off white head. Aroma is rich cocoa, heavy malts, molasses, and faint whisky. Taste is a creamy chocolate & pecan-almond nut flavor up front and through the mid palate with rich roasted malts throughout. The malts linger and fade into a subtle hop bitterness. Really well balanced and just plain good.

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