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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2551) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LesArgen (281) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1669) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate, roastiness with hints of spices and fruit. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a light hoppy finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3160) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown with a pale beige head. Spicy chocolate aroma with some hazelnuts. Smooth, almost creamy texture. Certainly full-bodied for a brown ale, but then I saw how strong it is. Sweet and very chocolatey with nuts, some bread, moderate but well-defined bitterness. A touch of booze at the end too. Pretty tasty, but 8%!? for a pleasant quaffing beer seems over the top - even if it’s for après- falling off a mountain. Still, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (462) - Camarillo, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Dark with a compact copper head; roasting aromas on the nose; toasty grainy palate with a pleasant finish. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 16, 2014
bottle. deep brown with lively bubbles and a large foamy tan head. rich nutty flavor with caramel and a moderate sweetness. moderate carbonation in flavor but not from appearance. aroma is floral. rich and robust beer. very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (488) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Dark lacing with micro head. There’s clouds in my beer, clouds in my beer. Light chocolate and roasted caramel malt aroma. The taste is good and malty. Taste starts out sweet and malty with some caramel and chocolate. There is a mild amount of bitterness from the hops in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (160) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Heavy chocolate flavor, trending towards dark chocolate. Saaz hops are quite evident, with a cool funky spice. Excellent mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a deep brown with mahogany highlights. Some spice in the aroma. Mouth feel is heavy and a bit oily with notes of chocolate dried fruit. Biggest turnoff is the alcohol, but I enjoyed it overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1415) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a deep caramel color. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate mix. Taste is a bit bready with a roasted malt flavor. A mild spice to it all, which confuses me. I enjoy the complex flavors but was bothered with the spice mix. Overall an enjoyable beer.

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