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A traditional, english-style full-bodied brown ale with a sweet, toasted malt aroma and hint of baker’s chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3569) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at Natty Greenes, Greensboro NC on 13 July 2006. Chestnut brown colour. Nutty and borderline dry. Just a touch of caramel and a lick of dusty hops. Malt is more toasty than sweet caramel. Relatively firm mouthfeel. Not usually a style I’m too keen on but this was a decent enough example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours a dark brown with a medium tannish head. Solid lacing throughout the duration. Aroma is caramel and toasted malt along with some earthiness. The taste is earthy malt, caramel, roasted nuts and brown sugar. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonated, mild finish. Easy easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Pours a very dark brown almost black. Light off white head. Decent lace. Flavor is a slight fruit sweetness. Somewhat boring run of the mill brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Best When Served By: BLANK. I’m sure it’s fine, though. I’m sure of it!

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark brown body with a bubbly, light beige-hued head.

Smell: A malt, chiefly nutty nose, though there’s plenty of chocolate, caramel, and light roast to be found as well. Meager dehydrated dark fruits beneath the maltiness. Again: nuts.

Taste: Where I found the aroma to be largely nutty, the taste was mainly of chocolate powder. Supported by additional malty influences of sweet dark caramel, toasted nuts, and a splash of mellow coffee. Light raisin-like fruitiness. Subtle earthy hop character with a light hint of clean bitterness. Finishes smooth, sweetish, and with more of those fine malt tastes.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pleasant, tasty, low-alcohol, malt-forward brown ale. Were I to have regular access to this, I’d keep it in steady refrigerator rotation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmc619 (433) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
The state of North Carolina has brown ales figured out. Another fine example, this pours a deep brown with a thin-medium head that dies quickly. Aroma is light. Flavor almost delves into stout/porter territory, but keeps mouthfeel/smooth carbonation of a brown. Unusually sweet finish--maybe too much. Duck-Rabbit and Carolina Nut Brown still win, however. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2010
tasting on 11/20/10. brown pour with a slim off white head. sweet nut aromas with hints of dark fruits. light body with a sweet candy nut flavor. roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel and some roast. Caramel malt sweetness with a bit of roast on the back end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (887) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2010
On tap at Natty’s. Pours brown with amber tint with tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Hints of grass. Sweet malt flavor with roasted flavors. A little molasses flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Tap at Natty. Pours a amber almost brown thin head. aroma is buttery again, decent toffee, light roasty chocolate nuttiness. Flavor is grassy, butter, roast, chocolate, a bit of tootsie roll. Flavor is a bit weak but ok Brown Ale.

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