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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14715) - 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 (6589) - 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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2130) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1397) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Amber brown wih a modest head and minimal lace. Nutty caramel with hints of toffee flavor. Medium body and mouthfeel, minimal carbonation. Inoffensive, just not terribly interesting.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
I’ve read that back in the 19th century and south of the Thames, brown ales were the young Brit’s introduction to beer because they were sweet and weak in alcohol content. They were also popular with used car salesmen, according to George Melly. That’s fitting for Messiah because it’s sweet and easy to drink, but not necessarily interesting. Rusty brown color and light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with dark orange highlights. The head was thin and light brown. Big malty aroma, mostly buttery caramel, dates, and subdued roasted nuts. Medium bodied and moderately sweet. Molasses, caramel, and roasted nut flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2013
12-ounce brown bottle from the Clifton Park brewery. Pours an opaque brown, medium-bodied, early hop bitterness then a dry malty flavor. slightly sharp chocolate character. Overall, OKAY.

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