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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Robust in character yet smooth in delivery, Cabin Fever is a roasty brown ale and a hearty, comforting companion for long, mind-bending winters. Its rye, roast and raisin notes play off a subtle caramel sweetness and culminate in a dry finish. Excellent with roasts, stews, caramelized onions and snowfall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle. Earthy caramel aroma. Deep brown body, tan head. Flavor has caramel, nuttiness, a dash of fruit. Very pleasant finish. By far the best of the 4 browns I sampled together today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Butters. Dark brown with a thin whitish cover. Aroma is lots of vanilla sweetness. Taste is lots of sweet brown sugar, malt, mollasses, roasty, chocolate and vanilla. Very sweet and heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1326) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a head of light tan and tan bubbles, has a gentle effervescence, aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and lots of brown sugar, Alaga syrup and dark or burnt caramel sweetness on the nose, sweet aroma is bit much, flavor of sweet roasted malt, caramel and chocolate, has a syrupy sweetness, there is some hop bitterness but it could use a bit more to balance, I thought this was to much on the sweet side. I found this hard to quaff with all of the sweetness, it would be better to sip this ale, has a lot sweetness on the nose and palate, I would not want to drink more then one bottle per evening, I prefer Brown ales that are less sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Dark but clear brown pour with thin light tan head. Nice to see a full-flavored but lower ABV winter brew with not too much spice. Mostly just a sweet brown ale, but with the slight kick of rye malt added to the expected chocolate roasted barley notes. Caramel and plums/raisins. Also some hop presence among the malt madness. Definitely too sweet for my usual consumption, but good if the mood hits you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2008
On tap at Gallos Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Hoppier aroma than expected with a good amount of malt as well. Caramel, toffee and coffee notes present also. Robust coffee flavor with some chocolate and caramel. Perfect hop and malt balance. I am not a huge fan of brown ales, but this mutha almost drinks like a porter. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5571) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown (mahogany) colored body. Small tan colored head. Toasted malts, sweet nutty notes and chocolate. Taste is more sweet nutty flavors, cocoa, light earthy and spicy hops and chocolate. There is a pleasant toasted maltiness throughout.Body is medium with moderate to strong carbonation. Creamy in spots. Ends with a touch more bitterness, fading chocolate, cocoa, toasted malts, nuts and more spicy hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pous a dark brown with ruby highlights and wispy fisheye white off-white head. Nose of sweet dark toasted nuts and maltBrown sugar and molassis and very nutty but not in a vegetal way. Hint of anise and coffee on the finish. Great brown ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2008
12 oz Bottle. Very deep brown pour with 1-finger Tan head. Aroma is nuts, roastey grainy malt, brown sugar, light coffee. Tastes brown sugary, not too sweet flavor, prominent nuts, and a fairly rich palate. Brown ale but I have had lighter stouts than this one. All and all A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Deep brown, thick creamy light tan head. Aromas of toasted milk chocolate and caramel cola nut warm to hints of butterscotch and dark bread. Upfront soft nutty chocolate and caramel flavors gain a touch of hops in the finish. Well balanced throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Not usually a big fan of browns, but this seemed to hit the spot just right…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2008
dark brown, ruby highlights, small quickly disappearing head. sweet malt aroma, perhaps some floral hops. sweet malt flavor, touch of chocolate, creamy caramel. full bodied, sweet finish. not a bad brown ale. not a favorite style of mine. as the beer warms, the chocolate becomes more dominant. bottle donated by rayboy01.

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