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A dark brown color, with a balanced aroma of roasted malts and Northwest-grown hops. The sweetness of the ale, crystal, and chocolate malts blend beautifully with the assertive flavors of Cascade and Mt. Hood hops.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2004
nice lace. sticky, off white top adorns a dark amber brown body. fairly well hopped, but good balance. caramel malts and citrus hops, must be cascades. malt profile is more prominent in flavor. this is a very drinkable beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Pleasing aroma with notes of caramel, and roasted nuts. Pours very attractive medium amber with a well retained tan colored head and lots of lacing. Flavor is quite enjoyable with a rather refined interplay between a nice chocolate sweetness and a bit of spicy, hoppy bitterness. A style winner from a very nice brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7044) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2004
on tap at the brewpub. pleasant light brown colour. aroma of treacle and peanut oil. some brown sugar with a little prickliness in the finish. good brown ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1946) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Ok my second bomber bought while camping o the Oregon coast. Nice enough brew to look at , dark brown.with a fair sized bubbly tan head that went down fast but left good lacing. Nice aroma a good blend of the dark chocolate like malts and the spritzy hop. Again the taste is well balanced with the nutty, chocolaty malts dominating at first sip then the hops( Cascade and Mt Hood) assert themselves on the last section of the sip. It says this is an "American Brown Ale" on the bottle and they are not wrong..the hops are very noticable compared to the more traditional English style browns. Its ok on the palate..but maybe a little on the thin side. Quite a nice "quaffer"..I would like to taste this on tap at the Pelican someday soon.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Pours very dark red with a fluffy ivory head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is faint, but malty and sweet. Taste starts malty and ends with a metallicy bitterness. Very thin mouthfeel, very unimpressed. I remember this beer being better the last time i had it, very thin and bland now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Clear black cherry-like color with good head and lacing. Malty and slightly herbal nose. Smooth malty flavor with a hop bite at the end. Light body and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2004
A dark brownish/black color with ruby highlights. Medium bodied with malt flavorings of chocolate and caramel. Moderate hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Copper with brown hues light tan head that produces excellent lacing. Medium roaste malt and mild citrus aroma. Flavor is light roasted malt with a good dose of citrus hops. Not bad for one of my least liked styles!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Dark Brown, with hints of red. small tan head. Slightly bready, yeadty aroma. Very full bodied. Toasty, peppery and assertive finish. Thansk, Secret Santa!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Dark mahogany color with good head retention & a nice sticky film of lacing. The aroma is nicely malty with some sweet hops, dark caramel & faint roast. The flavor is also well rounded with a medium bodied finish. Good!


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