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RATINGS: 162   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


2.7
   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.

3.3
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9133) - 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.

2.1
   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

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomDecapolis (4541) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drfabulous (4183) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2008
A gift brought from Green’s in Greenville. I was excited by the lack of familiarity. Ooh. Something new. But the first smell. I knew I wouldn’t like it. Bit of Coors mixed with who knows what. Not a brown. Not English. Basic American lager. Too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3333) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle; poured an orange tinted brown, with a fairly large light brown head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, vanilla and apples, A bit strange, but ok. Flavor was solid for the style; blend of nuts, caramel and chocolate. Slight bitter finish. Average for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
The aroma is chocolaty with toffee and roasted malt. The appearance is light brown with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma and slightly tart. The palate is thin. Overall I like it but it’s nothing out of the ordinary.

2.7
   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.

3.1
   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.


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