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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A nice intro to dark ales

Welcome to the Dark Side. But, donít let the name fool you, thereís nothing disgusting about this brew! It has turned many unsuspecting drinkers on to the dark side of beer. Its malty richness stands on its own but also pairs up nicely to your favorite burger, with steak and potatoes, or if you feel daring, try matching it up with a sweet dessert. Donít blame us, though, when you find yourself completely converted to the dark side...of beer, that is.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
Rated on 01-12-2012 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized smooth tan head with a lengthy retention, hazy brown amber body, fast rising carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, nutty, sweet, and dark fruits. The flavor is sweet, dark fruits, malty, nutty, and a hint of roastiness in the end. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a session beer and there is not a lot of character with this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a mini 12oz looking pint glass thing. Appearance: Awesome. Two finger tan head, nice and clear brown color, with outstanding lacing. Looks great. Smell: Not much there. Some caramel malts with some traces of roastiness with some nuttiness and maybe some coffee. Smells like your typical brown, really. Taste/feel: I am surprised. Iíd almost give this a four, but I canít quite do it -- this is JUST the brown ale you want to have on a hot day like today. Nice and cold, fairly thin but creamy feel, not too much carbonation, and tastes way better than I expected. Itís not bursting with flavor, but it has a nice creaminess. The flavor is primarily nutty caramel with a touch of roastiness. Itís not too bold, but itís very enjoyable. Iíd buy it again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent light brown colored body. The mild aroma was brown ale The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The thin flavor contained notes of brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1494) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Light brown, cloudy, tall foamy off white head. Lots of carbonation, medium light body. Not my favorite brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
draft at the tap room - Pours medium brown with a small head and a straightforward caramel malt aroma. As with my previous two samples, the sweet flavor gives way to a similar bitterness as the others. Same kind of hops? Itís medium bodied with a mildly bitter finish. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1241) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2012
12 oz. shorty bottle served in shaker- poured a darkened brown with a shade of plum color, several dulled tan frog eyes and a similar colored ring around the vessel for a head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, and some dulled hops. Hits the mouth with a slightly uneven medium body, malt doesnít have as much sweetness as the nose suspected, some very mild hops in the middle, finish is cloyingly sweet and just a touch acidic. Not too shabby.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Thanks to my Michigan pusher, Steve! Nice chestnut brown pour. Very fizzy pour with a modest nose. Taste is interesting, a trace hoppy but mostly fruity with an ever so mild tartness. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Courtesy of Strykzone. Poured a dark red amber, with a tan head and light lacing Nose of lightly roasted malts with some chocolate. Medium in body. Kind of at thin mouthfeel. Flavor is light chocolate with some grassy hops. Finish show a little nuts and light bitterness. Pretty basic beer but quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
12 oz. bottle bought in Michigan. This is almost cola looking with dark brown and some red. A decent lighter tan head. I smell cocoa and soggy hops. It Also smells a little like root beer. The flavor is light cocoa with grass and earth. It is slightly roasted and, again, a bit of root beer. A dash of nuts, too. With warmer temperature more hops are tasted and they are grass. Later still the cocoa re-adds itself to the mix. The aftertaste is the grass and cocoa. They arenít a bad combination but this isnít a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Copper color with small head. Coffee and dark chocolate malt flavor with a lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Very tasty brown ale.


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