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A traditional English-style brown ale, but with more body. Its deep brown color comes from a combination of Chocolate and Black malts. Tall, dark and smooth – the perfect cure for the domestic beer blahs. 5.6% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Brickskeller, 7/31/09

Aroma: Nice malty nose, caramel, honey, chocolate, toasted malts
Appearance: Nice brown color, clear, tan head
Flavor: Like the nose, malty sweetness up front, sweet, roasted characteristics too
Palate: A bit watery/thin, decent mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I’d seen this one in the store a few times, but never bought it. This beer is fair, I would like a bot more body in a brown, but it had a decent taste, and a nice enough nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 3, 2009
First rating from the great state of South Carolina, bottle sampled at Brickskeller in DC. Clear medium brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt and a little chocolate. Flavor is caramel malt, brown sugar, nuts, and a little chocolate. A little thin on the palate. Average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a mild brown color with a thin, lacing head. A little malt with a hint of brown sugar in the aroma. Crisp, with a little bite to the malt. Some caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of molasses as well. But I think it’s a little light for a brown since all of the notes weren’t that strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle pours perfect clear brown color with light tan head. Aroma is real nice. Roasty chocolate comes to mind. Too much carbonation and and is a bit thin. I’m starting to see a trend with this brewer on the mouthfeel. Flavor is brown sugar, nuts, slight chocolate, and finishes dry. This is a better beer than the overall ratings suggest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle from State Line. pours turbid deep brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is malt, brown sugar, cacao, earhy. Tastes scotch malty, with brown sugar, cacao, and walnutty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods in Greenville, SC. Really not that bad of a brown ale. Pretty solid flavors of toasted malts with a bit of bitter hops leading to a dry finish. Slightly watery, but overall not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2009
pours brown with a film of head, not much lacing. Malty with hints of sugar...it is what it is...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Pour brown with a short white head. Nose is chocolate, nutty notes, earthy aromas and toasted malt. Taste is spicy and earthy hops, chocolate covered nuts, light toffee and toasted malt. Body is light with a soft carbonation and a slick overall feel. Ends with more toasted malt, cocoa, nuts, spicy and earthy hops, and toffee. An average brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VAYankee (333) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Clear brown body and a nearly nonexistant head. Malty, lighlty toasty, caramel aroma. Thin watery palate. Inital flavor of malt and caramel - quickly fades away. Nearly nonexistant aftertaste - just a little sweetness. Not that impressive of a brown ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Brewed in the USA...... Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo !! pours a chestnut / mahogany color with an ultra thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste of toast and nuts. The mouthfeel is kind of dry & chalky. It is not the cure for the beer blahs.

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