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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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We combine roasted malt with three additions of select hops to produce a well-balanced dark ale with a satisfying finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnysuede (16) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Citrus spice aroma, dark brown hue and nice initial head. Lighty sweet flavor with a shorter finish. Nice light body and texture, not much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
GBof A PA-12 oz bottle-pours a thick light tan head and amber/brown color. Aroma is medium malt, citrus. Taste is medium malt-chocolate, secondary citrus. Mild. Nice. OK carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Pours a turbid brown with reddish highlights. Slight white head. Aroma of caramel apples and some grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Lots of sweet malts featuring candy apple, some chocolate, slight roast and lots of noble hops and a husky, dry finish. Some citrus at the conclusion. Interesting melange of flavor and one of the tastier "brown" ales, that’s for sure. Thanks to Michigan Mike.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Poured a dark, ruby red with a small white head. Not much retention but silky lacings persisted throughout. Nice hoppy/malt aroma with a medium fizzy palate that ends slightly dry. Flavor of malt (slight hints of roasted malt) and bitter hops that linger in the aftertaste. A respectable interpretation of the style, while I felt the flavor could have been more complex.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Conglomerate head that retains with slight lacing. Caramel notes. Creamy with a bitter lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2006
orange brown in color. roasty flavors with bits of cocoa and a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste on the palate. Ispwich puts out great ales, and this is one of them. very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Orange reflects trail over the deep shaded brown body. It forms a nice 1-inch cover that diminishes, but lasts congruously and not without lacing. A gratifying nose of fresh ingredients shows a remarkable natural balance. Well blended leafy, minty, woody hops enliven the delicate malts creating nut oils, soil/root and fruit (hard to pick out individual subspecies) flavors. Harmonious mouth deployment, the roastiness growing to contentment towards the finish, overshadowing the initial caramelly feel and limiting apparent sweetness by a comfortable dose of bitterness. Very well produced, it escapes all the traps (astringence avoided by a well rounded, soft mouthfeel accentuated by engaging carbonation, no metallic nor mineral character but a subtle hop derived saltiness, nor over-agressive bitterness/acidity/sweetness). Dangerously easy to drink, this is a long distance runner that watches for the tight corners.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6029) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle: Brown, neither light nor dark but somewhat muddy, large light beige frothy head, multiple spires of lacing.   Lightly sour malt based aroma, seems like it might also have aspects of really dry cocoa.   Semi-sweet cocoa up front, fairly malty, mildly roasted, chocolate malt perhaps.   Soft hop backside, lingering cocoa, light sweetness, slightly dry.   Body is fairly big, mouthfeel is mediocre.   Thanks Clark for the freebie!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 1, 2005
Pours deep brown with a tiny tan head. Great lacing for a brown. Aroma is light chocolate malt. Taste is malty, chocolate and even hoppy. Great texture. nice roasted aftertaste. great stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Nice American style brown ale. By American i mean more hoppy. Nice light caramel/choc/roasted malt, some light nutty characters. Flowery hops in the finish, nice length of flavour, while being quite light, nice.


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