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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle. Dark deep brown with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma with some bread. Flavor is mild to be called "bold". Mudled, not bad but not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10320) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gpekar (477) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Poured a clear dark chestnut brown with a small tan head. There was an aroma of roasted malt, a slight sweetness and a hint of chocolate. The flavor was of earthy malt with a dry and slightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer. Very dark brown colour with thin disappearing head. Some dry malt on aroma, some yeastiness. Mouthfeel is ok, but nothing interesting, flavours are some sour fruit and some dry malt. Bit toasty. Bit of nuttiness I suppose, some drying on tongue on finish. Fine, but rather bland and dull I thought. Not even as interesting as a British premium bitter of this strength. The malts are there, but don’t impart sufficient flavour. No bad or off flavours.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6705) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: clear mid brown with midsized creamy contrasting top. Some lace shown 4-
Nose: Initial strong hint of brown malts , fudge and chocolate. Finish of brown malts with molasses.
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied with soft texture. Brown malts with grainy roast. Slight bitterness . Very straight forward with lightly off centre finish. Some hop bite would help . Toasty plain brown ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a lacy but scant tan head. The aroma is light, a bit nutty, with hints of caramel and chocolate. And a little alcohol. Medium body and fairly active carbonation. A bit of chocolate in the taste, then the lightly bitter finish shows up, along with some light acidity. Underwhelming.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
12oz bottle. Brown with a lasting beige head. Vague toasted malt aroma with a light plastic-bag quality and some fruity, grainy sweetness. The flavor is just boring brown ale with sweet, light toffee, and some very lightly "nutty" roasty aspects. Low on the hops and bitterness. Med-light body with decent texture. Just a weird, almost cooked flavor overriding everything. Sadly, just another boring brown.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Not a bad brown ale, missing some of the nuttiness or chocolate id look for, but nice and sweet and drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Pours a clear mahogany brown with a 2 finger, creamy, beige head that has good retention. Aroma is toasted nuts, sweet white bread crust, lots of dark caramel, a little burnt sugar, floral, planty and light citrus hops. Maybe a hint of chocolate as well. Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, a touch of roast, walnuts, woody and lightly bitter citrus hops. It all seems pretty good until this very strange aftertaste come around, well after swallowing, it tastes like old dried corn grains and brown lettuce. Definitely brings the beer down a couple of pegs. Palate is fairly light bodied, slightly syrupy and a over carbonated. I don’t know what it is, but this beer dove off a freaking cliff on my second drink. Must be the first beer after work phenomenon. Still not to bad, but at first sip it seemed great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a solid dark brown color with a half-inch of thick head. The aroma is toasted malt and caramelized sugar. The flavor is predominantly smoky roasted malt and licorice with some coffee and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation and a charred, malty finish. The overall flavor is a little too burnt and acidic for my tastes.


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