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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A 2002 Bronze Medal Winner in the North American Brewers' Association competition. This northern Arizona favorite has a consistent nutty flavor with just a hint of spice in its depths. A slowly emerging bitterness crops up along the way and is unobtrusively incorporated into the smooth flow. It finishes with a gentle nuttiness and spiciness. Excellent with sandwiches and subs.

OKplus' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Pours a clear garnet/amber with a 1.5 finger kahki head S - Honey, brown bread, waffle batter, raisins, sugar coated black walnut, ripe plums, molasses. T - Strong honey hits the palate followed by raisin brown bread, light brown sugar, strong tea tannins, and some malty undertones. Finishes sweet and malty. M - Light side of medium body with low carbonation. Leans on a raisin infused malt background. Lots of honey and nuts here. Sweetness carries through to the finish. Serving type: bottle 10-05-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (670) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Taster. Nice mahogany color with tan head. Roasted maltiness some slight tiger sweetness on the finish...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
translucent cherry-amber, no head. Tea and cinnamon sugar nose, watery otherwise. Thin tea front palate, plenty of brown sugar, thin sticky under-attenuation, caramel and cardboard through the thin end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Ruby light brown. Big fluffy beige head. Cocoa. Toast. Nutty. Berries. Bigger light body. A bit of roast. A hint of sweetness. No bitterness. A fine classic brown ale, but its a style in desperate need of some innovation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6766) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light caramel notes, some nutty notes. Flavor had toffee, roasted notes, caramel. Nutty. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (6974) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
12oz bottle pours a murky brown with some foamy, white head. Nose has almond skin, bread, malt, light brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, malt. Mild and chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Thanks DCLawyer! Dark brownish with beige head. Aromas of caramel, roast, light oats. Tastes of roast, caramel, toffee, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (19887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark slightly hazy brown color, big beige coca cola head. Aroma of metallic brownies. Taste is herbal brownies.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at Black Hole Brewing. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is nuts and caramel. Medium mouth, nuts, sweet, metallic finish, decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted caramel malt, & some spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, nuts, caramel, and some weird spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13064) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
Draft. Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, nuts and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

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