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RATINGS: 726   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7829) - 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
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
2008-12-06. Dark brown body with a modest off-white head. (3+) Sweetish malt, light tangy character to the flavour. (6+) Sweet malt aroma, light caramel and dusty malt accents. Average palate. Meh. <i>On tap at Coles, Buffalo</i>

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
On tap at Yard House: Very dark brown with a lacing cougar head. Aroma is sweet and roasty. Rich, robust, smooth body with a fresh hop finish and candy-like flavors. Very well-balanced and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 Poured a deep brown with garnet highlights when held to light. Beer had a 1/4" head that receded quickly to form a nice ring around the edges. Malty/bready aroma with some caramel present. Mouthfeel was light and almost watery. Taste had some roasted sweetness along with hints of chocolate and caramel. Finish was watery and rather unimpressive.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6851) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours deep amber-ish brown with thin tan head. The aroma is light with some stale malts and roasty malts. The taste is roasty – toasty and malty with a thin layer of malt astringency. I also get toffee and mild molasses. A roasty toastiness really lingers into the finish and beyond. There is a faint stale graininess that rides well below the other flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6668) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6472) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
on tap at lost coast. one of the better browns. brown sugar aroma, nutty, caramel flavour, cocoa powder, dried finish than expected

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - 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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