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RATINGS: 783   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 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 (1619) - Newport Beach, 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 (1389) - 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 (8557) - 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 (346) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Not quite what I expected until I poured it into a glass and got a whiff. Could almost be mistaken for a stout. Nice subtle nut-coffee-toasted malt tones and very smooth. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5723) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Dark brown in colour with a thick light brown head. Subtle aroma of roasted malt, nuts and a tiny bit of both chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied; Strong initial flavour of nuts, malt and that slight coffeeness. Aftertaste very subdued anly showing a tiny bit of the malt and hardly any of the other flavours. Overall, a good beer...actually good for the style-most closely related with a porter aside from the currently categorised brown ale. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at The Fresh Market in Knoxville, Tennessee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Dark brown with a good head that quickly recedes, but leaves nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is mostly roasted malts, there is some really nice hop flavor in the taste. Great brown ale.

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