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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbopslt (350) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Sampled at twin peaks in concord nc. Very creamy head. Pleasant taste, almost a stout but lighter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pours a deep, translucent copper with a thin, tan head that stays. Good lacing. Roasted, nutty aroma with hints of caramel and chocolate. Rich, full, creamy mouthfeel with subtle effervescence. Pleasant taste -- nutty with chocolate notes. A rather tasty representative of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle pour. Heavy on the head production for me. Airy mouthfeel. Slightly below average brown in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomTron (382) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a thick, sudsy, off-white head. Aromas of brown sugar and caramel malts. Flavor is a bit creamy and the malts pretty much dominate, but it’s rather one dimensional and run of the mill. Drinkable, but forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (705) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Ok beer but very generic...nothing of note...very similar to everything else.. Very mundane

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Gusher. Had to sit this one on the sink on a 45 or so degree angle to allow the foam to come out at its own pace for a good half hour or so. Brown with a very large light beige head that sticks around forever. Aroma of brown sugar, nuts, grains, toffee and a metallic quality. Taste is metallic with light nuts and malt. Fizzy, slippery and chalky. Awful in most facets.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ThreeCats (579) - ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2013
Big head over clear brown body. Aroma of sourness and cardboard. Taste sour and a bit roast. Spoiled.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Roasty nut aromas with a touch of caramel or burnt sugar. Deep brown with an off white cap. Roast bitterness with a subtle sweetness. Medium bodied with bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1696) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, dark chocolate and some roast. Taste is sweet with roast bitters on the finish. Medium bodied with thin mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Bottle from Total Wine & More in McLean, VA. Murky brown pour with a little sediment. Small white head. Palate is a little thin, and the flavor features a bit of artificial tasting chocolate. Not a great beer.

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