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RATINGS: 782   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - APR 16, 2004
Pours dark and thick, light tan head. Nose is light apples and spicy hops. Flavor is cinnamon, apples and faint toast. Finish is very porter-ish, yet spicy and alcohol warm. Palate is a bit watery and flavors could be more intense to qualify this as a great porter. Not sure how you can call this a brown ale, maybe a light porter? Overall very good for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2004
Pours a ruby brown, barely transparent. Very small light tan head that left barely any lace. Smells slightly like roasted malts and a bit nutty. However, I found that it was a bit lacking in taste and hops. Pleasant in a mild sort of way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
Dark brown, deep mahogany, little tan head with lacing. The aroma has notes of grapes and molasses with toffee & brown sugar. The flavor is very rich and balanced, lots of flavors. Finishes lightly smoky with a nice sweetness in the tail. Creamy and refreshing, very yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 3, 2004
Very brown pour but not opaque, light head, slight coffee aroma. Nutty, caramel flavor, slightly roasted with a nice balance of hops. A tiny bit effervescent and tingly on the tongue. Very good for the style, certainly blows Newcastle off the map.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2004
Dark brown pour. Foamy head of large bubbles and nice lacing. Hops and malt in the nose. Alcohol and caramel.Smoky flavors with underlying roasted malts and small hops. Nicely balanced. Body of malts and a similar palate that finishes with smoky hops. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Great color: definitely got the brown thing going on. Deep brown body below a fluffy tan head. Soft nutty tones on the nose with a really nice roasted nut taste. Starts off a little sharp, but quickly beomces nice and smooth mainitaing a pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
More complex then the other Brown Ales I have had. Coffee, Brown Sugar, Caramel are present. Nice frothy light tan head, pretty deep brown coloration with red in the ruby in the light. Much differant the other Brown Ales I've head, but it was pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Smells of sweetness, nuts, and very faintly of apricot. Great looking dark brown with a tinge of red showing through when held up to light. Small, lasting, off-white head. Too one dimensionally sweet and somewhat watery mouthfeel. This would be good with more malt complexity. As is, it is merely so-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Slightly sweet, nutty caramel flavors. Smooth and easy drinking, one of the better brown ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Poured with a big creamy head that I got to stand a good 3/4" above the top of my glass. Real dark reddish brown color. Hops odor of grapefruit and a more obvious sweet coffee fragrance. Malty sweet, nutty, coffee, caramel, very smoothe. Some hops bitter in the small burst of gentle carbonation that is quickly replaced with sweet coffee//caramel. Aftertaste is very sweet and caramel. Drinks more like a porter than a brown beer, but the body is weak for a porter. Probably the best brown beer I've had, as I'm not a big fan of brown's and this isn't really a brown beer; very dark and porter-like. Overall an easy drink, but a bit sweet for me. Very light bodied.

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