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RATINGS: 434   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
355ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Caramel roasted malt aroma is very nice. Dark brown tea colour with a good sized tan head. Full flavoured with a strong body even though the beer is a bit thin in the mouth. Vanilla flavours with a rich creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3790) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Total Wine - McLean, 3/4/13

Aroma: The nose is sweet and roasty, chocolate, caramel, some nuts, and dark fruit
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a red hue, a beige-brown head, and some mid-heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor, like the nose suggested, is pretty sweet with lots of roasted malts as well
Palate: This one is light-medium bodied, a bit sticky, and has average-plus carbonation
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid beer. It came off a bit too sweet for me, but it has some really nice components. This one is definitely worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (1917) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and coffee. Taste is caramel, cocoa and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandbeyond (661) - ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Hazy brown color with some reddish hues and small beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, winter cookies, soft roast and floral hops. Sweet malty flavors, some candied nuts, low bitterness, mellow spiciness, faint dried fruits and a bit of cloying caramel. med-full bodied, somewhat too heavy and alcoholic, but warming and OK.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1088) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2013
I like it. Has a nice nutty aroma and malty-nutty taste. A hint of chocolate, and just a bit of spice to keep things interesting. Not complex, but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours a very dark brown with a small white head. Taste is slightly sweet like a brown, but not overpowering.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2013
12 oz bottle, dated 09?/27/12 pours with a generous and creamy looking tan head that soon settles to a admirable top coat. leaving fine lacing on the way down. The ale itself is brown-amber and clear. The aroma is disappointing, being malty but mild and slightly metallic. The flavor is much better, particularly in the lingering, roasted malt and Czech hops aftertaste. Medium + body with excellent carbonation and a creamy smooth feel [4.5]. 8% ABV is very well hidden.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark amber to brown color, medium sized creamy head. Mild aroma of caramelized and roasted malts. Semi sweet flavor, with some dark caramel, light spicy and herbal character, light puke impression, and just a bit too much bitterness in the end.
Not bad, but rather messy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1462) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Clear caramel colored, light head. Caramel and chocolate aroma but not sweet. Smooth and medium body but lots of carbonation. Good winter beer that isn't too heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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