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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobblehead (62) - Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Poured from the bottle, caramel, chocolate, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, good winter beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1181) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (8351) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
355ml bottle. Seems like an older vintage. Oxidized, leather and earth notes. W/e.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
ok, this one is cheating. it is a brown ale, but it’s LC’s Downtown Brown all spiced up for the holidays, giving it a better body, and heartier mouthfeel and aroma. gotta have atleast one every year."

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8997) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ DedicatedToFun ][ Tasting ][ Glazen Toren Tulip ][ 7.19.14 ]
>> Clear amber pour, weak foam. Nose is sticky, old candies, sticky strawberry. Taste is strawberry, sticky, some roast, mint, dark bread crust. Eh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3418) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Brown pour, no head, nose is chocolate, taste is boozy, alcohol, not a bad beer at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3371) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pour is a brown with a large tan head. Aroma is an ok roasted chocolate and caramel malt. Flavor is more chocolaty malt with a bit of roasted nuts. Finish is again a ok roasty malt. Alcohol is no problem. For a brown ale its decent but it does not offer anything beyond the average. Another bargain bin pick-up that is still drinking well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2126) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours dark brown with a large fading head. Very malty aroma with nutty malt, a bit of chocolate and some soft booze. Sweet flavours too. More nutty malt, almost cloying. Some melanoidin notes and booze. Needs more carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2157) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Clear dark brown in color... Aroma of chocolate, caramel malts... Flavor is caramel malts, nuts, light cinnamon, spices... Finish is spicy and earthy Saaz hops... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LesArgen (236) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2014
A fantastic American brown ale. The aroma is bread, honey and citrus. The taste is biscuits, almonds grapefruit and glucose. Nice length, nice body. A lovely warming winter brown ale.


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