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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (368) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a reddish coffee color, lasting lace, a big gingerbread, movie malted balls, roasted aroma, nice hop/malt sweetness balance on the palate, though lacks depth in the middle, finishes malty and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5640) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
noce schiuma media discreta persistenza tostature moderate piuttosto maltata non molto corpo luppolatura contenuta discreta secchezza

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
benpickens (411) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Poors clear brown with medium dense head; typical nutty aroma of a brown similar to Newcastle but the similarity ends with the first taste where the chalky roasted aroma and palate assert themselves ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (4083) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle 355ml, aroma is on caramel with a cherry / sour background, light vinous notes, burnt caramel, burnt grain too, some peppery hops at the finish, not out standing at all.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Smells mild and sweet, pours light brown or dark amber. Almost no head. Bitter sweet taste with hints of chocolate and a coffee finish. Highly drinkable dessert ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Dark brown with thick white head that died down quickly. Aroma and taste are malty with a sweet hint of something like chocolate or coffee towards the end.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
22Fl OZ bottle at park cafe in San Francisco. Dark brown body with red shine. Large beige head. Malty aroma with some yeast in the nose. Very malty taste with some chocolate hints a little sweet caramel **

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours coppery brown with a off-white head. Malty aroma with nutty and bready notes. Quite sweet-smelling. Moreish! Lovely malty flavours; bready, nutty melanoidin notes, somewhat sweet. Lovely nutty characters. Good moderately high carbonation. Could be a little higher.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lotsalaughs (128) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
caramel, chocolate, bread, nuts, grass, woody, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter Dark brown pour with fast rising tan foam. Cocoa and toasted nuts with grassy hops. Bitter chocolate dominates the flavour with semisweet taking over. Light bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, and average carbonation. Finish is dry with a bitter chocolate nut aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
Small head red brown pour medium carbonation aromas malt chocolate sugar caramel the flavours rich chocolate gritty note some coffee bean thin tasting ale not the best of browns finish is short in flavours


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