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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Mildly smoke aroma. Thin, light white head. A little hoppy in taste, smoky, caramel aftertaste. Not very fizzy. Worth trying once.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DW78715816 (71) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a dark brown, very little head, aroma of dark malt. Taste is malty and slight hop bitter finish. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted dark malty and light caramelish. Mild metallic, bitter and roasted dark malty. Flat malty finish. Roasted breadish finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (582) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Nice roasted malt aroma. Has a bit of cocoa in the aroma and flavor. Full flavored nice brown ale. Bit of a bitter finish, but a solid brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at Ale Mary, Baltimore, September 2014. Medium brown in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweet brown sugar, some yeastiness, dense malts and a hint of hop in the finish. Fine.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpatrick01 (6) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
Malty, nutty, bitter aroma. Black appearance. Initial flavor consist of slight chocolate malt and finishes with an expressive coffee hop flavor. About average diminishing affect. Body is creamy and heavy. Good lacing affect.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2566) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Dark brown appearance with a light tan head. Malty, dark and rich with notes of caramel, chocolate and nutty malts. Medium sweetness with a medium body and a smooth, creamy feel. Decent brown ale overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Solid brew for a brown ale, but nothing too exciting. Slightly better than the average brown...decent body and carbonation, aroma and flavor slightly more robust than the norm. Malted chocolate, light nutiness, earthy hops, and a touch of bittersweet in the finish."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-01-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a one finger cream head. The head has a good level of retention, fading slowly over time to leave a decent level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is one the lighter side for a nut brown. It does however have a nice sweet brown bread aroma, mixed with notes of chocolate and some nutty smells. Taste – The taste starts out a nice blend of roasted malt and some caramel sweetness. A lighter nutty and cocoa flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle in the taste. In the end some lighter bitter hop flavors of an earthy flavor come to the tongue and leave a roasted bitter flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. A thicker body would have definitely been better, as it would have played well for the roasted, nut and earthy flavors. Overall – The taste is fairly nice; roasty, lightly nutty and bitter, but the other characteristics, mainly the mouthfeel take away a bit. Overall not too bad, but nothing spectacular either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (720) - ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle sample at He’Brew tasting at the Beer&Beyond shop. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of slightly roasted malts, nuts and earthy hops. Taste - sweetish, grains, malty, herbs and nuts, dry finish. Light-medium bodied. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (361) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle sample at He’Brew Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear dark brown with low off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, carobs, light hoppy. Light sweet flavor, roasted malt, a bit sourness, herbs. Sweet-sour aftertaste. Low to medium body.


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