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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Appearance: medium amber brown, with a short, creamy light tan head. Aroma: nutty and malty, with brown sugar, cola, and molasses. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: prickly and lively, with the slightly sweet and nutty flavors lasting a while. Notes: Unexpectedly great brown ale. Light and vivacious palate, sweet and nutty without being cloying. This was actually very refreshing on a hot summer day. NoVA Brewfest 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On draught at Blue Sky Cafe in the Newport News airport. The beer pours a clear mahogany-brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, nuts and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1112) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Aroma does not have much. Very subtle hold on itís coming appearence reddish brown taste a little nutty long on the palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3643) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
On draft at Tortugas Lie in Nags Head NC. Pours a clear cola brown with an off white head. Feint malt aroma. Light malty mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Hints of black olives. Mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zickbeer_ye (299) - Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
Malty, nutty, sweet scents of molasses. Thin head brown body with light amber hues. Spicy malty cinnamon with a dry hop finish. Smooth and a little spicy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - APR 13, 2013
No head at all. Great color. Decent bite. Very good flavor. Had this at Tarrants in Richmond on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Aromas of toast, caramel, cocoa, coffee, and earthy, floral hops. Deep, clear, ruby-brown with well retaining, khaki head foam. Toasty and floral with an earthy dryness, and a touch of sweetness balanced well by the hops. Medium bodied, clean and smooth, with low carbonation and an earthy, hoppy finish with some nutty as well as some fruity tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
RIch brown body, nice frothy cover. Splendid aromas of nuts and chocolate waft loungingly from the glass. A touch thin on the body with easygoing chocolate malt and sprinkles of nut. .Quite smooth and brewed for a sessionable mindset. A solid brown ale and better than anticipated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Having had the St. George IPA on the cask, it was time to try the Legend offering. Per the (massive) beer menu, it's "dark golden in color and dry hopped to perfection." It arrived in a 20oz. English Imperial Pint glass with an amazingly thick and creamy white head that really reminded me of a nitr-tap brew. Distinct and impressive rings of lace on the glass as this one was drained. Color was indeed dark golden. Aromas were very different from what I'd expected. I was thinking I'd be able to pick up something resembling a hoppy note but all I got was a very pronounced "applesauce" aroma. I'd be curious to see what hops they used in dry-hopping this. Flavor, too, was not very influenced by the hops, IMHO. Pretty mild, and toned down by the conditioning in the cask. Quite malty-caramel sweet up front, tempered nicely by the hops. Finishes with a sweet, tangy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is nice...creamy smoothness coates the palate. I really like cask-conditioned beers and this one was easy to drink. One that I would certainly order again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grey38 (5) - Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
All-together a very good example of a brown ale. A finger of off-white foam gave nice herbal hop aromas, with a malty under-current. Itís a good tasting beer with good flavors of malt and caramel and just a hint of yeastiness. For the most part, this is an excellent beer. I would rate it higher but it has not been at its best every time; a few of the times Iíve had it recently, the flavors were muted and some off-flavors had creeped in (not butterscotch or sour notes, so I donít think it was the taps for once). Regardless, even when itís "bad" itís good, and when itís good itís very good. If you like old school brown ales, this is an excellent beer.

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