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RATINGS: 782   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 bottle. decently priced at the local grocery store. Deep mohogany pour (darker than most brown ales) with an inch head that diminishes to a nice film. Malt forward nose yields to a great balance of malt, nut, and pleasant hops. Definitely full-bodied but not heavy. Great!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Not much for aroma. There really wasn’t much head because this bottle may be older since there wasn’t much carbonation to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted and light sweet malt aromas. Light malt, some sweet tones, and other light malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conor23 (110) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Sweet aroma, malt chocolate flavor, with a burnt/nutty aftertaste. Smooth but with a little bite in the finish. Very drinkable but also has a lot of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Murky appearance with aroma of malt and toffee. Enjoyable flavor with notes of toasted nuts. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAY 19, 2006
Pours a drak amber red with white head. Full bodied and smooth yet light in taste. Slight hint of roastiness & malt. Head dissapates rather quickly. Some hop tinge along with a somewhat of a slick palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Lots of caramel and malt aromas. Pours a dark amber color with a tan head. Lots of action and too difficult to see the suspension. Sweet caramel taste with a hint of broth and has a bit of a grapefruit background. Medium/moderate bodied, resinous, with soft carbonation. Very drinkable, I think the twist off may cause this to be a little flatter than on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2008
I may be biased because I like dark beers best. This one has a nice clean finish but the overall flavor is not as robust as I look for. Probably one of the better brown ales I’ve had lately but I tend to go for a stout or porter for more sweetness and bouquet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2007
The brown ale did not have as much flavor as the others I have tried. It may have been a bad batch based on other reviews. It had a good malt flavor but not very strong or complex at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Smells mild and sweet, pours light brown or dark amber. Almost no head. Bitter sweet taste with hints of chocolate and a coffee finish. Highly drinkable dessert ale.

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