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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The is a pretty beer almost an amber/brown color. A well balanced beer that is great for the summer months. Unlike the porter, this is the beer that put them on the map.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - JUN 23, 2007
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. Bought cold. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a light, clear brown, with a minimal tan head. Lots of lacing on this beer. Aromas are pretty standard for a brown ale. Some caramel in the flavors, balanced with the hops. Pretty standard fare here. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Not the best brown ale I ever had, nor the worst.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (5304) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Va BF 07 Draft: Strange rubber and mixed nut aroma. Pours light brown, almost gold, with a light beige head and good lacing. Nice caramel and hop balance. Hop finish. Thin mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11892) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and dark copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/smoky. Taste is smoky peat, medium malt-caramel. Secondary flat hops bite. OK carbonation. From 2.9, to with food 3.4

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle Dark amber pour with thin head and no lacing. Not much aroma, but a bit of nuts. Flavor has some nuts and a bit of floral hops. Pretty smooth. Not great, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
Pours a clear deep bronzy amber with a thin off white head and some light lacing. Aroma is chocolately and lots of nutty character and some light floral and tea-like hops. Good nutty toasted malt profile with light roast, some acrid black malt drynesss, and a floral herbal hop bitterness. Solid mouthfeel and finish. Good brown ale overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charliehemlock (14) - fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2007
This was a pretty average brown ale. Though to be fair this was a follow up drink to the barley wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Clear reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is very nutty with caramel notes. The beer is medium-bodied, oily, and velvety on the palate. Toward the sweet end but good balancing bitterness. I had this on tap, and from the reviews, it sounds like tap is the way to go with this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006
22oz bomber from my Secret Santa (Numenor), no date. Pours a clear copper orange with a three finger light beige head. Aroma is of toasted malts and light citrus hops. Flavor is much the same with a slight addition of roasted malts. Lightly bitter finish. A bit thin bodied, moderately carbonated. Not too bad of a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Whole Foods, Alexandria, Va. - 22 oz bomber. Medium copper pour, good bubble action, thickish khaki colored head. Pleasant baker’s cholocate aroma. Flavor has hints of the same chocolate, some nuts, a smidgen of maple syrup and day old coffee. Thickish mouthfeel. Very decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2006
On tap... poured rich brown with off white head. Alcohol is blended well with sweet malts and nuts. Very smooth and non-abrasive. I can see this one being very seductive and luring one away before you know it. Solid Brew.


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