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RATINGS: 469   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 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 (6862) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Deeper brown, tan head. Chocolate malt aroma, sweet molasses undertones. Similar flavor, well-defined malt, underlying sweetness. Medium bodied, very drinkable and well made, but overall it was just kind of boring. Their regular brown ale is better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Deep garnet in color. Tootsie roll aroma. Chocolate and cherry brown ale with a definate chalkiness. An interesting beer and well crafted, just not my favorite. Thanks to Andre’ for the sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Syrupy chocolate nose, nice rolling mouthfeel, slighty roasty chocolate flavor, hint of hops, carmel maltyness, a solid brown and a popular one in Eugene this weekend apparently, gotta love the sales at PC Market..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pours dark red out of the bottle with a tall light tan head. This brew had a really nice toasty taste to the malt. Aroma was roasty and warm with a faint floral hopping. Very well balanced beer that was very smooth and had a nice thickness to it. This is probably one of my favorite winter releases.

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