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A full-bodied, brown ale with a rich chocolate taste created from roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Topped with Czech Saaz hops to give it a spicy flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (407) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2015
12oz bottle. Clear copper-amber, small tan head. Sweet chocolate malt aroma. Flavour is quite light, alcohol is well hiddenfor 8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Mahogany color topped with a moderate creamy beige head. Faint roasted malt nose. Hints of burnt caramel and toffee. Sweet roasted malt flavor is pleasant and spicy with cocoa and cinnamon-like notes. Spruce-like hops in midtaste balance this nicely. Slightly warming though the 8% alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (163) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
More of a porter style than ale. Not my cup of tea but it has nice flavor. I would recommend this but wouldn't have this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsmerig (1303) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma has a touch of oxidation, but the caramel and chocolate notes come through as well. The taste is dark malty and sweet. It has a slight offset with the use of hops, but not enough to materially change the malty backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Aroma light coffee with a more pronounced musty wood or cork bending it into a Belgium feel. Yes that is what I would describe it as, a Belgium Brown. Funky one at that. Cocoa, caramel, creamy and rich with a bitter finish. A touch too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2346) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Chocolatey nose, with dark fruit, and some light fumes. Brown, thin hed. Chocolate, light spicey fruit cake, caramel, moderate dark fruit, bit of licorice. Finish has some balance and then gentle hop tracks. Medium body, lightly warming. Very nice. Best beer Iíve had from Lost Coast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobblehead (56) - Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Poured from the bottle, caramel, chocolate, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, good winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1123) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A nice winter ale. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells a bit of herbs and cocoa. Taste is herbs and chocolate upfront, with a vanilla finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (8178) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
355ml bottle. Seems like an older vintage. Oxidized, leather and earth notes. W/e.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
ok, this one is cheating. it is a brown ale, but itís LCís Downtown Brown all spiced up for the holidays, giving it a better body, and heartier mouthfeel and aroma. gotta have atleast one every year."

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