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RATINGS: 754   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Brown, tan dark leather color. Floral nose, slightly malty. Burnt wood, bitter, coffee flavor. Poorly roasted malts. Thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
22oz. (Bottled on March 2005) Could barely get any aroma out of this brown ale, but there was a small nose of toffee. Had a nice soft head over a light shade of brown color. Minor ingredients in the flavor like toffee, toasty malt, and some sort of nuts. Rather boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle. Poured Brown with little white head, notes of toasted caramel. finishes easy. All the right pieces, but it doesnít seem to pull them all together into something special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
I really didnít like the aftertaste--too chemical and dirty. The color is very nice, but the smell was also chemical. I thought I would like this beer a lot and was disappointed, frankly.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
At best, I thought this was just an average brown ale with a few faults and little else. The aroma was a bit metallic like, some malt aroma and a slight bitterness like walnuts. Appearance was a nice dark brown with a nice thick head. Mouthfeel was a little harsh which turned me off a bit. Flavor was nutty but there was some toasted bread, and a mineral astringency which was not a tasty suprise at all.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2007
I was hoping for something a little more robust. Pretty much dead on the tongue. No carbonation and a bit too sweet for a brown. Not my cup of tea, but a smooth drinking ale nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Not the best Iíd hoped for, but still decent. Initially it is hoppy, but then it finishes with a pleasant earthy taste. Despite it not being particularly grand, I did finish two glasses before I knew it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Pours amber / brown with a rich tan head. The aroma has roasted nutty malt, coffee notes and dark butterscotch. Medium / thin body with a light amount of sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with sweet nutty malt, caramel, some cardboard, pepper and a fairly biting aspect. The finish is pretty bland. This was not very enjoyable, but I donít know if it is the brewers fault since I donít know the age of the bottle. This will be rerated if I can get a known fresh bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish brown with thin tan head, no lacing. Aroma is malty a bit phenolic Basic dry malty flavor rather bland. Medium bottied and a little fizzy in the mouth.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with no real head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is simple, but a little different than most browns. Nutty, roasty, almost porterlike at times. Kind of weird how the description says "without the heavy taste of porter..." Sweet malts with a toffee background. Not a bad aroma at all. Medium bodied and watery. Not a lot going on with the flavor and pretty unbalanced. Sweet and nutty with a hint of roasty smokiness and finishes slightly bitter. Overall, pretty boring except for the porterlike smell. I guess their description was right in part that it sure doesn’t taste like a porter. Watery and bland.


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