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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy of Butters and Maniac 09/04/2008. Nice nutty roast malt aroma with notes of coffee. Clear dark brown with ruby highlights. Small fine tan head. Rich slightly bitter roast malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. Light body with light mouthfeel. 4.2% ABV is a bonus for this very smooth drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3915) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2008
On draft at Mellow Mushroom. Pours a brown mahogany with garnet highlights and a fair ring of tan head. Sweet raisins and caramel malt aroma. Some nuttiness shows up in the flavor. A bit cloying in the finish but overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3963) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2008
12 oz, bb Jul 08. Uncloudy mahogany with a large and enduring creamy head that leaves nice lacing. Molasses, cocoa, caramel and occasional sour-metallic notes in the aroma. Flavor is molasses, cocoa and dark-toasted walnut with a slight lactic acid twang and light metallic hops. Medium body is lightly carbonated, smoothish and sufficiently dry on the finish to make a great session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Clear with a redish brown color and a big soapy head. Faint nose of sugary malt. Mouthfeel is too soda-like. Flavor’s are simple coffee and nutitness with a sharp, clean finish. Tastes very much like a homebrew with minimal complexity. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to jrob_21. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head which dissipated quickly. Smell is of malt and roastiness. Taste was of malt and vinegar. A bit cola-like. Mouthfeel was medium-to-thin with a bit of dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Draught, from a CASK at the WBF in Raleigh. Pours dark brown, with tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet, roasty. Flavor is similar, nice beer, but nothing extraordinary about it. A little thin in flavor, but otherwise, okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Dark brown with an amber hue. Some chocolate and roast aroma, but nothing overwhelming. Good bittering hops, although I wouldn’t mind seeing more aroma hops used.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Naka (712) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2008
On tap at Sportstime in W-S. Pours a dark brownish red color with a small light tan head leaving some lacing. Aroma is a dark brown sugar malty nose. It has a little bitterness, but the flavor brings a strong metallic flavor at the beginning. Once you get past that, there is some roasted coffee malt flavor with a touch of nuttiness. Very watery. Not terrible, but probably won’t search this out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Tap at Natty Greenes Pub. Small tan fizzy head into dark brown body. strong brown sugar in the aroma as well as light hops and some light spices. good brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2770) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Wife brought this back from Greensboro. I love my wife. Pours a deep brown with purple tint color with a really thin off white head. Roasted malt flavor and hop bitterness. Candi sugar and caramel aroma. Leaves a faint sweetness on the backside. Long finish and full bodied. Very interesting brown ale.

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