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RATINGS: 733   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Toasted malt aromas with a soupçon of chocolate. Very strong brown color (barely see halogen through it) with a strong tan head. Decent mouthfeel, improves with swishing. The taste is very smooth, but the roasted component is light. I think some chocolate. So smooth it might be a light porter. Some nice bitterness after awhile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a fizzy, foamy, quickly dissipating light brown head and dark brown color with red tint and particles. Aroma is dark malt-molasses. Taste is dark malt-molasses/chocolate, secondary hops. Not my usual, but nice occasional. OK carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is a light brown color with a spotty off-white head. S: There is an intense nuttiness to the aroma. Maybe a little bit of ash but pretty decent roasted malt notes. Quite a bit of toffee and maybe even some coffee. T: Quite a bit of chocolate, toffee, and roasted malts. There might even be a hint of coffee flavor. Fairly sweet without nearly as much of the nuttiness that’s on the nose. M: Pretty light in terms of the body with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Surprisingly good, especially after having the Tangerine Wheat. For a brown ale, this is pretty decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/22/1998
Source: sf hfse

dark brown, whispy tan head, light malt flavor, good does of chocolate malt, low bitterness
-------- /> Date: 01/27/2006

nice light hop character to balance the chocolate malt, slight sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Draft. Hazy brown color with an average off-white head that was lasting. Light nutty molasses aroma. Light to medium body. Light sweet flavor with an average finish. Good but soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of chocolate, carmel, a bit of hazelnut and a light touch of coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, chocolate, a touch of nuttiness and light fruit with a lingering sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9839) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9624) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2001
deep brown colour, few head, slight caramel aroma, sweet, chocolate aftertaste

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Draft... Clear, dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is subtle chocolate, red wine and vanilla. Nicely balanced and a bit tangy. Nutty with chocolate and vineous notes. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes creamy and barely bitter. Not much to it, really.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2008
What a surprise, pours a BROWN color! Head is beige colored. Aroma is nutty and sweet as expected. Flavor is also nutty and a tad sweet wtih some good malt, and maybe even a touch of vanilla. Not bad, not amazing either.


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