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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (476) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - deep brown color, clear with lightest beige head. NOSE – very pleasant malty sweetness. FLAVOR – exceptionally smooth and malty sweet flavor. NOTES - Seems like the perfect example of a brown ale to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Bought this beer just because of the bottle. It turns out that this kosher beer has a great flavor. Wouldn’t recommend this as part of a drinking game but if you just lounging and rinking its a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (735) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle pours a medium, light tan head. Aromas of coffee, similar to a porter. Rich, full, well balanced malty flavor of chocolate, with a really bright note lingering. Maybe a bit over-carbonated. At present I see I’m the highest rating on the page. Oy. I like it. So shoot me already.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Dark ruby tinted brown. Soft, medium cap of fluffy tannish foam thats fastly dissolved to its skim and collar. Lacing is minimal in a few spots and strings. Aroma is tenderly sweetened with a light roasted caramel/toffee with notes of vanilla, maple, and molasses. Taste is solid with a firmly smooth maltyness of touch and go roasted hints under some fantastic solid tones of toffee, caramel, molasses, nuts, cocoa, and maple. Very firm and boldly set along the palate. Lengthy with just a breath of citric, piney hops towards the finish and lingers nicely with a moderate coating of toasted nuts and caramel. Firm, smooth, medium body thats very fitting and easy going with a slick malty texture that screams to be drank. And by the pint full! A very solid brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Rated 6/12/06: Had my eye on this one for some time, picked up a sixer and boy am I glad I did. I don’t have a long history with brown ales but this one is interesting. Nice mild aroma with a creamy maltiness and ever so fragile nuttiness, there appears to be a faint hop presence. Very pleasant I didn’t rank it any higher since it’s a touch too subtle for me. The appearance is fantastic for this style. Rich deep brown in daylight yet slightly mahagony when held close to the light. There is a soft creamy tan head very similar to a dry stout. Lack of thick lacing holds this back from a perfect appearance. Mouthfeel is decent when cold but grows fuller as it warms up, smooth and creamy it trickles down with satisfaction. Great taste with a nice nutty flavor accented by lightly roasted malt and rounded out with that interesting hop characteristic found in the aroma. At first I wasn’t thrilled but I walked away and let this one breathe and warm up considerably, as I came back I was blown away by the change in aroma and flavor. Please pour a glass and let it sit, as this beauty warms up you will be happy. Mitzvah!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4923) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Bottle. Mahogany and translucent with ruby highlights. Medium-sized head settles to a nice little skullcap. Aroma is great balance of chocolate molasses, smoke, caramel, metallic herbs and other unknowable stuff. Tastes of all that, plus roasted nuts, spicy raisins and just the right amount of bitter herbs. Palate is smooth, light-medium bodied and refreshing. I really wasn’t expecting much from this one based on other Mendocinos I have tasted, but man is this one ever underrated! I love Browns and this is one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Good not great nut brown ale. Aroma is suitably nutty in aroma. Taste-wise, tho, the nuttiness and maltiness are a bit weak and overpowered by the hops, leading to a somewhat unbalanced brew. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghill1218 (9) - 29 palms, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
very good beer, i really taste coffee, and a little chocolate. it’s not a stout but could hang. alot of flavor. one of my favorite beers so far

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with a one finger tan head. Nose of caramel and toffee along with some roasted malt. A hint of coffee as well. Caramel and coffee flavors really jump out in the beginning along with a pleasant nuttyness. A light bready grain becomes noticeable about halfway through along with a light bitterness that nicely compliments the sweetness from the malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and a little sticky. Overall this is a really solid beer. One of the better American Brown Ales I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
racecarr98 (42) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
I?m not normally the type of guy that likes nut ales but thus one is smooth. There is a hint of nut and chocolate. It finishes with wonderful palate. Overall I would buy this beer again.

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