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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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A traditional, english-style full-bodied brown ale with a sweet, toasted malt aroma and hint of baker’s chocolate.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerme31 (485) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, thin brown head. Aroma is strong chocolate like a brownie. Also some basement aromas. Taste is mild sweet roasty chocolate. Medium body, higher carbonation, mildly bitter lingering fizzy finish. Overall an OK brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
Dark brown to black coloured beer with a small off white head and some little carbonation. Slightly roasted malty to almost chocolaty aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is malty, chocolat roasted with a light creamy ending. Nice taste but misses some character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub, 4/6/11. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty, chocolate malts with a leafy hop finish. The taste is caramel, nutty notes, chocolate and leafy hops. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Good beer. Easy drinker. This beer represents the brewery well. Meaning they are good a producing drinkable beers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2011
Pours dark copper brown with one finger of light tan head. Nose shows chocolate and roast with some sweet grain and leafy hops. Lots of chocolate in the flavor, interesting brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a chestnut color with a light tan head and a small amount of lacing. The nose brings some light toasted malt, caramel, and a bit of a nutty characteristic. The taste is pretty tame, with some bread, caramel, toffee, and nuts. Feel is good with adequate carbonation. Nice and smooth. Drinks well enough, but nothing special. Fairly sessionable. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-29-2010

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4121) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Mild toast and light caramel aroma - nice, but subtle. Poured from a growler retrieved by LuckyDog from the brewery. A bittersweet cocoa bite, not overly hopped, toast, some caramel and nuts. Effervescent, but with a solid mouth. Long roasty finish with just a hint of creosote. A decent session brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, caramel and hints of chocolate. Flavor of the some. Getting some metallic notes. But overall a nice brown ale. I would hop it more...but this is a solid version.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (275) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours from the bottle with a deep, ruby-tinted brown color beneath a big, billowy, sticky tan head. The aroma features a wonderful caramel sweetness, but also a bit of toasted nuts that give an indication of some substance beneath the sweetness. The flavor doesn’t quite deliver on the suggestions of the aroma, but there is still a pleasant combination of light, sweet caramel, a little coffee and milk, and a bit of earthiness. Unfortunately, the fine, prickly carbonation does not complement the smooth, sweet flavors, and it even distracts and drowns out the flavor to some extent. Overall, this beer makes a great first impression, and if not for the texture, I would want to have another right away. Even so, this is still a nice brown ale that I will likely come back to.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
On tap at He’s Not Here in Chapel Hill, out of a plastic bucket more or less. Brown in color with a lasting light khaki head. The aroma is nuts, caramel, and mild toastiness. Nice if nothing out of the ordinary. The flavor is nutty with caramel, mild milk chocolate, and a slightly acrid finish. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Not a bad beer overall. Helped me break out a pretty killer version of RickRoll in karaoke that night if I do say so myself.


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