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RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2003
bottle-nice appearance, nice aroma, but thin body. this is not one of my fav styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nutty/malty aroma. Sweet roasted flavor with a smooth finish and nutty aftertaste. Little bitterness. Was fairly full bodied but not overpowering in flavor. Better than most thin nut brown ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Waponi (3) - USA - NOV 3, 2003 does not count
With a good nose and a nice feel too it I started to enjoy the ale thinking that it should have been a much thicker beer. It's unusual in that it's taste is that of a complex and very hopped beer but it's taste is very thin. Overall it was a good beer but not a great ale. I'll give it an "ehhh".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Large foamy tan head and ruby-brown body with mild carbonation. Mild aroma of crystal malt and delicate hop spice. Candy malt flavor with a note of mocha. Thin palate. A weak and delicate brown ale. Good because there is no cloying chalky malt buildup but not so good because there is not much flavor here. Commercial description says "full-bodied" and then the bottle is labeled "Light Brown Ale". What the fuh?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2003
Deep brown-red, big head at first. Nose slightly smoky, very malty. Big malts continue over into the flavor. Balanced somewhat by bitterness and a tobacco character, but overly sweet, no real depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
This brown was very nutty. Great malty flavor. Just a bit out of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1562) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Nice deep brown pour with a tan head. A hoppy nose and some malt in the aroma. Good taste. I was impressed with this. However, I consider this closer to a porter. Roasted malt flavor with a hint of coffee. Finished off smoothly. Very impressed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Nice dark color with light brown head, slight nose of hops too. Good solid roast flavor with hints of coffee. Nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Bottle. It's a dark beer with a good head. Everythign about the beer is dominated by a roastiness (they say a hint? bah). I'd prefer a hoppier brown, less roasty, and one that wasn't a stout using another name. It's not bad, but it's in the wrong style. The marketing guys must have determined that it would sell better if they didn't call it a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Poured dark brown with a tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of hops and chocolate. Flavor starts pleasantly sweet quickly transitioning to primarily dry roasted malt with just a bit of nuttiness.

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