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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A dark brown ale deriving maltiness from two types of American crystal malts, yet not overly heavy in body. Rounded with a nutty flavor from chocolate malt and a hint of black patent malt. Finished with aromatics from Czech Saaz hops.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Small head fades to a collar. Surprisingly dark, almost black. Aroma is sweet and malty, definitely bready. Taste reminds me of a czech dark beer, kind of similar to a german dunkel as well. It must be the czech hops. Simple, pretty toasty, easy to drink. Soft palate, lots of linger. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3890) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Sweet, caramel roast aroma with some pepper. Squat, California longneck, great label and cap, clear dark brown beer, big tan head. Fairly acidic, lightly roasty, strong battering. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body. Good. Thanks to PorterPounder for the trade.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2414) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
27 Dec 2012, bottle. Black. Nose is dark toast, some coffee, some milk chocolate. Very nice. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Milk chocolate and burnt toast new really nice. Not sweet, not too dark or roasted. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (2954) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12oz bottle 2/2/10 (PHX)-Pours dark brown with ruby tints and a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, and beef jerky. Taste of bacon and jerky.This light to medium bodied was not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5190) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark, leading to black pour, slight off-white head, light lacing. Rich aroma of potting soil and pipe tobacco. Full-bodied flavor with some light chocolate notes, a hint of black coffee, some chicory, a touch of licorice. Mouthfeel has a delectable chalkiness to it. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (665) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a brown color with an off white head. Aromas of roasted malt, nuts, dark chocolate. Medium bodied, lightier than I expected

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a very dark brown with good clarity and a thick darker beige head of foam. The aroma is very roasty and has some coffee influences and dark chocolates. The taste is roasty and very malt forward. This beer far exceeds my expectations. This beer is very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a half inch of medium beige-hued froth.

Smell: Roasted malt fighting for attention with plump purple raisins of all things with slightly lesser notes chocolate, toast, etc.

Taste: Roasted malt with not too much sharpness to it from the assumed black patent, slight chocolate undertone with a charred nuttiness throughout. Faint, gotta-look-for-it caramel accent. Lightly sweet. Some dark fruitiness, though expanding as it warms to a full-blown moist raisin flavor. Spicy European hops with enough bitterness when aided by the roast and crisp carbonation. Slight addition of pepper throughout. Gently roasty, fruity finish with amply suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A sufficient though not outstanding brown.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
bottle from BevMo Tucson. Pours coca Cola brown with an inch of khaki foam. Lots of chocolate and nuttiness on the nose. The nuttiness is more prominent on the tongue. clean finish. very solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Slightly hazy red brown color with thin white lacing. Roasted nutty aroma that almost jumps out of the glass. Smooth and creamy palate. There is also a little chocolate and roasted nuttiness on the palate. Overall a solid brown ale.


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