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RATINGS: 755   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Thank you to DrunkAsASkunk for this one. Pours deep dark brown,with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, almonds, cabernet, hops, and slight prunes. Tastes malty, with hints of brown sugar, toffee, almonds, caramel, and slight Coca-cola. Nice, smooth medium-bodied finish. I haven’t had a bad California beer yet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks kerenmk. Clear brown. Malty aroma of nuts, caramel and light toastiness. Sweet malty flavor with nuts, caramel and a bit of toasted bread. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Darker brown pour with a small off-white carbonation head. Nose is nutty and malty. Medium palate yet somewhat full. Taste is also malty, nutty, with a hint of chocolate. Pretty solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle - Light roasted coffee and milk chocolate on the nose. Clear dark brown no head to speak of. Mellow smooth chocolate and a bit nutty. Little bitterness, so if you are a dark chocolate fan this may be underwhelming, but as I like milk chocolate it works for me. Not quite a stout or porter, light mouth feel, but has almost the strength in flavor. A great refreshing flavorful beer without the heaviness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
Dark chestnut brown, clear, light brown head with brief retention. Chocolatey with a subtle berry fruit note a nd a stemmy mild hop finish. Loved it!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a copper-brown colored body and an off-white head. Aromas are nutty, caramel, oats, brown sugar, a touch of earthy/spicy hops and hazelnut. Flavors are sweet, caramel, nuts, oats, brown sugar and a touch of smoke (almost a phenolic smoke). Medium bubbles, some residuals, dryish, very light warmth. A touch thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2011
Draught at Tadg’s. Nice chocolaty smell with nuts, grape and light cherry. Medium to dark brown with orange tints and lace. Rich chocolate malt flavor, cocoa, light cream and nuts, slightly fruity. Smooth and rich. Simple but very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
Chestnut with orange tints and a fine cappuccino froth. Aroma of some beauty; dank English woods, biscuit barrel, McVities, caramel sauce on plump juicy raisins,a hint of seaweed. Sweet and silky with some excellent crushed digestive malts, smoke and milk chocolate. Hugely likeable, well conditioned brew.

2.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft at Yard House. Pours a pretty much clear amber-tinted brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, and faint coffee. Flavor is the same but a tad better; sweet, malty, and toasty. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid brown ale. Nothing spectacular, just gets the job done.


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