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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malt:2-Row Pale, Victory, Biscuit, Crystal, Chocolate and Cara-Pils.
Hops:Fuggles and Northern Brewer
Original Gravity: 1.058
Flavor Profile:This full bodied dark brown ale hints of nutty and bready flavors rounded with caramel sweetness.
Menu Suggestions:Fish & Chips, Duck, Sandwiches, Sausages, Hamburgers.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle from me. I rule.
Pours a beautiful mahogany, with a nice head of off-white and an aroma of malt wort, like at a brewery. Taste is pretty upfront, with malt and red wine undertones. A touch of roasted nut character emerges in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Not a bad brew; much better than the overall rating indicates.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Bottle: Pours light brown with a small head. No lacing. Aroma and flavor of lichorice and malt. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4702) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle. Syrupy chocolate nose with prominent winey notes. Dark brown-ruby pour with a cream tan head. Watery body, lightly bitter and very sweet, with strong nuttiness and toasted malts. A little bit of stale air, otherwise the taste is solid, dark, and earthy. Sold sweet chocolate. Rather enjoyed it - underrated here, methinks.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 26, 2008
This bottled brew from Fort Wayne, IN poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting tan colored bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing and a transparent softly carbonated dark brown colored body, The aroma was of mild nut and brown malts. The mouth feel was tingly and crisp from start to finish with a mild nutty aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of mild nut brown malts and hops at the start with a stronger nutty aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle. LIve one. Zoomed out of the bottle. Almost vinous aroma, definitely chocolate. Very dark brown color with a two or three finger fluffy head. Flavor starts very chocolate. Moves on to a bit of malt. Whole wheat bready sort of drink. Finish is pretty well balanced. Not getting particular hop, but it is not really sweet. Sort of a nutty light porter kind of thing. Really good, whatever it is.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle with a date on the label of 04/19/08.Small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, patchy lacing, transparent, carbonation observed, and a reddish brown hue. Nose was brown malt, chocolate, sweet, nutty, some caramel, and a hint of hops. Flavor was sweet, brown malt, chocolate, lightly roasty, and finishes semi-dry. Mouthfeel was tingly and semi-dry. Light-medium body. Very quaffable and easy to drink, uncomplicated, a solid beer where nothing really stands out about it IMO. If you don’t enjoy drinking complex beers, this would be a decent one to have IMO.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goblincat (381) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Brownish red in color, with a decent lasting light tan head. Slightly nutty and malty aroma, with a hint of fruit. The taste is a blend of semi-sweetness, nutty, toasted, and the tiniest touch of sour apple. I like it enough to buy again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, Minnesota. Pours a clear dark copper amber brew with a thin and fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a bubbly film top and white ring. Aroma of toasted caramel malt with some roasted nuts, touch of chocolate and some biscuit dough. Taste is medium bodied, well-carbonated with a toasted multi-grain malt with some roasted nuts and dried figs. Finish is slightly dry, metallic with a citrus and malt aftertaste. A solid beer but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Slight malted nose, nothing more. Clear ruby brown in color with a decent tan head. Small malted caramel favor with a tiny warming end. Slight frothy on the palate. A fine brown ale that is more mellow than a standout in the flavor department. If you don’t like aggressive micro’s, you probably would like this brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2007
12oz bottle. Toasted nut, bread dough, toffee and caramel malt on the nose. Pours clear brown amber with a big, rocky khaki head. Lots of doughy malt on the tongue. Some toasted nuts and earthy hops. Medium bodied. Nothing great but not offensive.


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