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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robzilla (86) - - DEC 29, 2011
Pours dark brown with a medium off white head. Nose is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is malty and nutty, maybe even a little smoke. Not much bitterness, nice and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. Brown, of course. Roasty nutty malt. Bit of caramel, some more nuts and hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is light and bit watery in the back. I’m disapointed with palate. Aroma is quite interesting tough. My first ’quality’ beer after coming to US :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Brown. Slight opaquacity. Good viscosity. Minimal uniquity. Certainly enjoyable and drinkable, yet lacks character. Not a whole lot better than Newcastle. Maybe it’s better on tap...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
Little head on top of an actually rather beautiful ruby red/brown beer. Aroma is very malty with a bit of roast. Flavor is not terribly impressive with chocolate being the standout. Medium-light body makes it more drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeroverthere (81) - USA - FEB 21, 2012
Color: Dark brown Aroma:Roasted malt, hint of coffee, bread Body:Breadish, lite sweetness, roasted malt, slight hopy dryness, Finish:Dry Mouth-feel/Over-all:Medium body, lower sweetness than the British big brother.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fatguys (75) - 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.

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