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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
A traditional, english-style full-bodied brown ale with a sweet, toasted malt aroma and hint of baker’s chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (1083) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark brown color with very little head. Smells like cocoa, a terrific aroma. The taste doesn’t live up to the aroma. A little too watery for me and a taste of roasted malt and nutty. Ends bitter. I was expecting much better after the great first impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (5976) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Medium light body. High carbonation. Roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2014
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, leaving behind a medium collar and fair runny lacing.

The aroma was rather mild of toasted dark malts and a light doughy yeast with hints of coffee and a bit of chocolate.

The taste was mildly malty sweet with just a touch of milk chocolate in the beginning, changing slightly to a mildly bitter roasty coffee presence at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time after the swallow, with the light roastiness fading quickly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few steps light of medium in body with a somewhat watery texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall as Brown Ale’s go, I found this one to be a rather average representation of the style... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7230) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours cloudy brown with good head and lacing. Not much going on here. Finishes with light sweetness. A little water, with some light roast. Tap at DC Beer festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3701) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap in Raleigh. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of roaste malt, nuts, sweet malt, caramel. Flavor of sweet malt, hazlenut, roasted malt. A bit sweet, pretty simple. Just ok for me. 6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled on tap at Natty Greene’s in Raleigh. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Nutty, sweet roastiness, malty aromas and flavors. Nothing special, but very easy drinking brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2014
A pretty decent brown ale. Very sessionable. Roasted and nutty. Tried at the Drink the District President’s Day event in DC in 2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (520) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours garnet-tinted brown with a tan head that quickly fades to a collar from a cold bottle. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is mild, nutty malt with a echo of cocoa. Taste is somewhat watery, metallic and flat with semi-sweet flavors of malt, cocoa and caramel and mild bitterness to finish. Better as it warms; drinkable but not memorable from a brewery that has some solid output. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
On tap at GSO, brown walnut color with no head, mostly thin roast with a little cocoa flavor, thin finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garbageman (486) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
From tap at Brewery. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Aroma all chocolate and roasted caramel. Taste followed. A little thin and under carbed.

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