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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - JUL 26, 2008
Middle of the road beer to me. Decent flavor, decent smell, decent appearance, nothing stands out but nothing detracts. Would drink again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is light and sweet with a hint of roast and chocolate. Palate has medium body and above average carbonation. Flavor has malt, chocolate, nuts, caramel, with the malt dominating, but all understated. Flavors quickly vanish with some light hops on the finish. Thereís nothing particularly surprising in the flavor, but this is pleasant and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Purchased at The Fresh Market, Greenville, NC Inviting smell; tastes heavy but the body isnít. Delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2006
This beer pours a translucent but very dark brown, with a bit of red in there. The head was very thin with jumping bubbles, and lasted only a few seconds. There is no lacing or lasting head whatsoever. The beer smells malty and of heavy alcohol, although I had to try to smell anything. There is almost no alcohol warmth in the taste. Iím going to say the beerís character is on the sweet side, however itís extremely well balanced, and the flavor is nice and mellow overall. Over time, the beer becomes drier. The primary flavor is of roasted malt. Carbonation is bubbly and sharp, and the beer finishes dry. This beer is affordable and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fatguys (71) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Fairly dark for a brown ale, this beer features a slightly off-white head and a malty, caramel aroma. The taste is a bit nutty and sweet, though the beer seems a bit thinner than it should. Itís a good example of the style, flavorful enough, but not exemplary.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
knewell (71) - Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours a dark brown color and leaves an approx. 2 finger tan head. Has a malt, nutty aroma with a hint of hopps. Has a malty taste with a very slight bitterness on your palate. Overall, a very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2005
On draft at Goat Hill Tavern, Costa Mesa, CA. Couldnít detect any aroma. Appearance was good when first poured. Deep brown/black with a short, creamy nitro head. Head dissipated quickly but left traces of lace on the side of the glass. A nicely balanced american brown. A bit light in flavor for my taste but pleasant. Palate was a bit fizzy and thin.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Dark brown with thick white head that died down quickly. Aroma and taste are malty with a sweet hint of something like chocolate or coffee towards the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Light but sweet aroma. Hints of nuts malts. Rich tan head settling down to a thin layer with light lacings. Great deep brown color. Malty, nutty, bready flavor with just enough hops to cut the sweetness. Lovely if a little light on the tongue and quick on the finish. Good lasting back-tongue finish but little in the mouth and a fairly dry mouth-feel

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
Awesome labeling, but as a very good friend told me.... If the label is to fancy the beer must not be very good. I must agree this is very average.


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