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RATINGS: 740   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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snook91901 (34) - USA - MAR 28, 2008
The aroma was by far the best aspect of this beer: very malty and rich with almost no hop boquet. The beer pours a dark brown with a small very short lived head. The flavor is the worst aspect. It tastes a lot like my first homebrew. The strong malts cannot compete with the off tasting yeast characteristics. Acidic aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 10, 2008
I drank a bunch of these beers. It looks like a nice brown ale and tastes and smells like a nice brown ale, but that is all. Good brown ale to chug, but not much good for anything else. Mostly just a gimmick brew.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10738) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gpekar (484) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16051) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6880) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2164) - 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.

   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.

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