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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2015
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Cola brown and bright with little head retention. Nose is subtle but hints at gooey chocolate ganache, rum and raisin icecream, hazelnut liqueur offering a boozy spice, and a touch of red timber. Quite nutty on the palate with a malty and dry, scorched wood finish. Hazelnut dominates upfront. There is chocolate in there but the nuttiness reigns supreme. Drinks really easily. No alcohol shows which is a shame. Body is light to medium light with soft carbonation. Sweetness does build but the palate is still left parched. Light spice of hop late. Quaffable but doesn’t excite or inspire. (12fl. Oz, no date stamp, Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a small creamy light-brown head. The aroma is all nuts and malt-- a typical Brown Ale. Flavour of malt, hops, chocolate and nuts is a little too mild. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12 oz. bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have some roasted malts, a decent shot of chocolate, spicy hop character, some earthy notes, body is lighter and the mouthfeel is thin and watery. OK brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HourGlass13 (334) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a good tan head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt. Flavor is caramel, a hint of chocolate, and some dark fruit. Full rich and creamy. Mild hop presence rounds this beer out nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
butter14 (9) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
Bready, malty and thick. I taste a hint of chocolate but the caramel shines through the most. Little hop presence, malt aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Taska Gau, Ponce. Dark opaque color, small beige head. Licorice, dark bread, soya sauce in the nose. Full-bodied. Dark bread, molasses, alcohol, hops. Very tasty winter warmer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1241) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a caramel brown color with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, toast, malt and light hop aroma. Caramel, chocolate, toffee, malt, toast and earthy hop flavors. Medium full body and average carbonation. Chocolate and caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - FEB 12, 2015
12oz bottle picked up at Total Wine
Pours clear dark amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and chocolate. Flavors or toasted malts, chocolate, caramel with a nice spicy finish
A decent Brown ale.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (293) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Slightly sweet caramel aroma. Dark amber beer with a thin head. Tastes like it smells. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (657) - 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%.


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