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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
On tap. Poured a dark brownish/red with a small off white head. Lightly sweet. Subtle and light tastes and aromas. Malts and a little nutty. Creamy and smooth body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004
2004 bottle. Cloudy brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is a bit spicy and malty. Flavor is malty and nutty. An OK brown ale, but that’s about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Drought: Smells spicy, hoppy, and a little sweet. Dark brown color. No head, no lacing. A few particles. Tasted of a spice (maybe cinnammon and corriander? Pumpkin?). Flavor was a bit weak. Also had some hop notes. Tingled on the tounge. Overall, ehh, nothing I will try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2004
brown color, kind of weak.. not really spicy or full of aroma for a winter beer. these people make good brews, but the only one that is that great that i have had is the ipa - that is some awesome brew. malty, not very hoppy, and kind of just bland - this one is for those that are more fond of weak beers and especially weak brown ales. maybe if 05 is a different style, ill try that. actually this reminds me of their downtown brown, just not as good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Deep dark brown with a thick, dense head. Upon closer inspection I notice a lot of material held in suspension in the beer, definately not yeast, looks to be cocoa powder. Nice malty aroma with a slight hint of alcohol. Nice warming flavor, rather sweet, notes of toffee and cocoa, sharp noble hop aftertaste. Lingers nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Bottle pours dark brown, large tannish frothy head, sticky lacing, with very light carbonation.   Nutty aroma, slight malt and grain.   Slight roasted malt on the tongue, slight oat or hay.   Semi-sweet too.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes clean, lingering roasted malts with a touch of nuts & oats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 12oz bottle: Pours a Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is nutty with notes of vanilla, malts and carmel. Tastes like it smells just with a little bit of chocolate in there and the carmel is in the after taste. A very good well balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2004
mmmm very nice indeed. Pours a deep amberish brown with a slight tan head. has a chocolate malt aroma as well as flavor. has a nice warming to it. very good brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Very strong alcohol flavor, tasted a little like brandy. It was good, but the alcohol flavor outweighed the others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2004
A very nice dark red, a porter/stout combo. with just enough hops to make it interesting. Love the chocolatey flavor- a very good winter warmer. I love malt and this has just the right amount.

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