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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with two-row malted barley, roasted barley and chocolate malt, this classic American brown ale is distinguished by its deep brown color and creamy, smooth taste.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2004
A rich mahogany color with small white head. Roasted notes, molasses, and nut aromas. Med weight with a sweet mid palate that dryís and lingers on the finish. Nice roasted flavors with a nut quality and pleasant hops. Not bad at all, might have another!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2004
A decent and servicable brown ale from the frozen north. It has a clean hop finish and a nut like overtone, good but not great

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Bottle pours a rather deep amber color with some residual lace. The aroma is of malt, nuts, and some floral hops. The flavor shows some decent Brown Ale characteristics, a bit nutty, some roasted malt, and some lingering bitter hop flavors with a medium rich body. Overall, not a bad effort.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Pours deep orange brown with initial creamy tan head. Nose is malty with nutty sweetness. Flavor follows suit with somewhat roasted nuttyness balanced by smooth light hop finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
This was pretty good. It was a clear dark brown with a nice sized head and just enough lacing. It had a hay like aroma. The body was kind of thin with hint of an astringent aftertaste. The flavour was good, a nice balance of malt and roasted flavour. Really reminded me of newcastle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2004
For the life of me, I cannot tell why people call these brown ales. This isnít brown at all, itís dark red. I mean, itís lighter than black but brown is not just lighter than black, itís brown. That aside, as stated earlier, this beer dark red, some would call it garnet. Itís a nice beer--slightly roasty, not much hops. Itís easy to drink but hardly what Iíd call burley. Very drinkable but forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
Hay chestnut brown w/ creamy beige foam. Good lace. Sweet, nutty aroma w/ hints of licorice & smoke. Thin medium feel. Roasty flavour of chocolate, chicory, & caramel punctuated by hints of licorice, smoke & wood. Long, earthy bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 19, 2004
Smoky aroma, malted, woody warm aroma. Pours ruby amber, big head that did not last to long. Medium light body. Woody , rather thin to bee good . Some soft bitterness . On good track but need more torque .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
Dark reddish brown with a moderate off white head. Interesting aroma, with a slightly nutty sweet maltiness with a hint of rast malt. Flavour gets a little bit of everthing foreshadowed by the aroma. Nutty roast lingers in the aftertaste. Palate is pleasant but a bit light in the finish. Nice beer, thanks Obisbeer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1887) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Pour is a creamy brown with a quarter inch of frothy head. The aroma was nutty and apatizing. The flavor was quite rich and tastey. Not awesome... especially since it just followed the Rogue Hazelnut. But still a nice beer.


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