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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4752) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle, 50th rating for this brew. Toasty malt with a little of that spaghetti sauce funk I only find in the odd English hop and German Kellerbier. Walnut pour, still a bit light, with clingy, rocky tan head. Taste initially promises dryness but soon becomes cloying. Light toasty funk with some nuttiness. Light body, generally smooth and very creamy. Aftertaste dries out somewhat. Little earth, buttery without the diacetyl. Surprised how much I liked this one (and I did!).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2009
THOUGHTS: Nice beer, but nothing special. Fairly easy to drink, but very complex. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark reddish brown with a small, light tan head that mostly diminished. The aroma was OK but very weak. There was light to moderate caramel and nutty malts, very light hops and slight cola. The initial flavor was slightly sour and lightly sweet; while the finish was sweet and ever so slightly bitter with a short duration. There was not much balance. There was caramel malt, nuttiness, a little sour malt, a hint of chocolate and ever so slight hops. The medium body was like watered down syrup with fizzy carbonation and a light astringent and slightly metallic finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2009
Dark brown body with slight white head. Aroma was nutty and caramel. Flavor was chocolate and malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2009
Pours clear brown with an average sized off-white head. Caramel malt aroma. Light sweetness, a bit of hop dryness but no hop flavor or aroma. A bit of carbonic acid bite to the palate, effervescent and light bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2009
Dark brown body with a minimal white head. Caramel malt aroma. Light chocolate taste, some toast with a nice light hop accent. Smooth ending with a bit of chocolate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear chestnut brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, light toast, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some toast, light chocolate, nut. Watery light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1491) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Clear brown appearance with a medium size, tan head and a fair amount of lacing. Subtle aroma leads off with caramel malts and ends with a faint whiff of chocolate. Toasty, malty taste; some bitterness. Hops were rather muted. Medium-to-light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel, a fairly thin palate, and a short lived finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo t (3) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2009 does not count
Pured a medium brown with some reddish hues. A thin head with some rapidly fading lacing. Some floral hops and toasted hops in the aroma. Taste included some toasted a little toffeee like drier maltiness finishing off with some hops bitternes. A fuller than medium body with plenty of carbonation. Overall a pleasant English brown with enough character to make you want some more but still within the style.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Poured to a light brown with thin off-white head that lingered awhile and left little lacing. Nose was a combination of malty nuts and chocolate and the taste represented the same. Motuhfeel was flat and somewhat watery, ut the finish was smooth. I’m going against the grain some on this one, in that I thought it was a decent beer, especially for a beer I had never heard of.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a brownish copper with a small head. Good lacing. Nutty and roasty malt aroma. Taste is nuts, caramel malts and a fruity finish. Thin bodied.


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