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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2008
Brown in color, average in taste. Really didn’t have an aftertaste. Average just really covers this one well. Not bad. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours brown, clear, with small white head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, some coffee. Flavor is mixed malts, with chocolate, roasted malt, some caramel, mildly sweet. A bit thin in flavor, but I think this beer is clearly underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Appears a semi-transparent amber toned dark brown with a small, off-white head that quickly fades away. Smell is of sweet brown sugar, toasted nuts, vanilla, and cream. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a sweet, roasted nut, and sugary caramel malt flavor standing out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nutty, caramel, smooth...perhaps a bit under-attenuated, as residual sweetness seems to be bordering on cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2008
The aroma had a fruity chocolate and light bit of a roasty component. It was bready and bicuity with an earthy nature and some moderate caramel presence. The beer arrived lightly hazy brown, like dark tea, with a beige low lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was fruity and contained a strong citrusy hop flavor and some caramel. The citrus was orange and the bittering was medium. The flavor was toasty and lightly bready with a mineral component. The body was medium with moderate carboantion and a bit of a creamy nature. An ok brown ale. Pint at 299 in Spartanburg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2008
12oz bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a medium brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of toasted malts, nutty, and some caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomDecapolis (4437) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a translucent brownish amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasses, some nuts...and just too sweet. Flavor of nuts, some toasted malt...still a bit too sweet and malty with a touch of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2007
pours brown with a film of head, not much lacing. Malty with hints of sugar. A little bland

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle. Sour milk and brown sugar aroma. Cloudy orange-brown with small head. Very light brown sugar malt flavor with a hint of bitterness to finish - a bit like watered down tonic water. Way too weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Date: 04/12/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory, NC

Appearance: dark amber,
Aroma: light malt aroma,
Flavor: toasted malt flavor,touch of chocolate, light bitterness,
Overall: boring
-------- /> Date: 04/12/2008
Mode: draft
Source: hickory hops brewfest

Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy beige head, thick lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a touch of nuttyness and a hint of the upwind cigar,
Flavor: toasted malt flavor, nice chocolate character, hint of caramel sweetness, light earthy bitterness, light bitter finish,
Overall: a nice sessionable brown ale

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Palidor19 (2928) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
bland tasting, hardly any malts. no character, chewy in texture. just worth it.

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