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RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 (12596) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (12350) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: I understand this is their most popular beer, but I don’t understand why. I kept waiting for it to do something. It has minimal flavor

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a average-sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, and malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12064) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11376) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours dark brown with tannish offwhite head. Nose is nuts and malt. Taste of pecans, almonds, other nuts with sweet malt balance. Some brown sugar adds to complexity.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a reddish brown color with a medium offwhite frothy head. Chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma and the taste. Creamy mouthfeel and medium bodied.


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