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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
This brown, or dark mild, is a favorite of the brewer. Lots of malt character but no extra sweetness makes this a flavorful brew. Using Marris Otter as the base malt and all English hops make this a true to style brown.
2011 GABF Gold Medal winner for English-Style Mild Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Hazy brown color with a medium tan head and a partial top ring of lacing. Aroma of malt and a touch of hops. Light-bodied with flavors of sweet toasted malt and mild hops. The finish is short and malty. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
GABF. Brown pour, light tan head. Lots of roasted nuts, dark bready malts and toffee in the nose. Sweet up front flavor with a light muted hop flavor. Some good dark toasted bread flavors. Nice for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, light plum. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Draft. Hazy brown color, nice beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of nuts. Taste is slightly burnt brownies and toast. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3964) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Clear, deep brown liquid with red hue and small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, pumpernickel, tobacco, smoke and dark chocolate. Nice. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of ash, coffee and knäckebröd. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden brown with a deep golden orange glare and a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and light citric. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Skid Mark Brown. Tap at PP OB. Clear reddish brown with a one finger light beige head, and fair retention. Aroma of nutty toasty malt, a bit of vanilla. Flavor has some fruity English yeast and nutty, toasty malt. Even some light coffee notes are present. Not much sweetness, dry finish with bitterness peaking at a 2ish. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light body. Solid brown. 7-3-8-3-14--3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Amber-red with a whitish rim. Lighter and intenser darker coloured malts, chocolate or ’brownies’, nutty, bready and mineral wafts. Dullish sweet, with non-bitter cacao, and some interesting leafy/autumnal flavours. Light body, spritzy to fizzy carbonation, bit empty finish. Well... light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a clear chestnut-brown body with a small, just off-white head. Aromas are nutty, maple, brown sugar and light chocolate. All malt. Flavors are nutty, almond, mildly roast, brown sugar, decently dry, creamy, somewhat substantial carbonation. Really solid brown!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Draft. Wow, appetizing name for this one. Brown in color, as you’d expect, with a small light tan head on top. Nutty aroma with sweet caramel and a touch of earthy hops. The flavor is good, but could stand to be more assertive. Maris Otter malt base evident with nuts, caramel, and cocoa. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, and carbonation is average. Solid attempt at the style overall despite the palate shortcoming.

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