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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. Opaque brown with a nice layer of foam. I smell nuts and get a whiff of chocolate. The first sip is nutty but slowly chocolate cake and saaz filters in. That repeats itself with each sip. The feel is a bit thin. This is a nice rendition of a brown. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Part of the sampler platter at the Sheraton in Phoenix. Best of the three that was sampled. Would liek to try this again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear mahogany with copper – amber hues and lasting tan head. The aroma offers up ample amounts of toffee, roasted malts and earthiness mixing together very nicely. The taste begins with a brief straight up maltiness and is quickly joined by sweet toffee candy, some roasted malts, a pleasing dank earthiny maltiness and just a kiss of sweet dark fruity esters. Wow! This is scratching me right where I itch. Hits the spot for sure. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2011
Dark brown but clear pour, good head, though it dissipated quickly. Nice bready and malty aroma. Smooth toasted malty flavor lingers on the tongue. There is a bit of complexity, but not a ton of it. My current favorite everyday drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft at Nimbus. Pours clear brown/red, thin pale tan head, great lacing. Nose is sweet roast coffee, some berries & clean cardboard. Flavours of dark fruit, cocoa/roast, clean corrugated cardboard. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2226) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Man, this is solid good beer. Totally on the mark for style and session to boot. Poured with a nice sized foamy, frothy, cream colored head that lasts quite a while and lots of lace. Color is a clear, dark walnut. Aroma is nut oil, malt, cocoa, and a little bittersweet. Flavor is exactly the same only jacked up. Body and carbonation are excellent and perfect for the style. Session beer for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4689) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at Nimbus
Appearance: Dark brown small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and nutty
Taste: Nutty and toasted malts Nice brown, easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
I think I got a bad bottle of this. It poured nothing but foam that eventually subsided to a rocky tan head. Dark beer with a puffed wheat and dusty chocolate nose. Sour tangy taste of over ripe berries, faint chocolate and some faint roasted grains. The sour just seems off, or I may just be sensative to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Draft sample at the brewpub. Brown, white head. Aroma of caramel and walnuts. Taste is nutty and not too sweet, nice bitterness with good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle; another good brown ale. Mellow, but fairly complex for the style. Caramel, cocoa, bread and earth. Really liking brown ales these days.

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