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RATINGS: 161   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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a slight reddish tinge around the edges. Medium thick beige head that dissipates slowly. Partial sheets of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roasted malt and slight hops. Light body with flavors of chocolate, sweet malt and a touch of hops. The finish is short with a grainy malt aftertaste. Barely average overall.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Dark amber pour thin head malty nose crisp and bitter not bad but mediocre at the same time

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours a muddy dark brown color with a medium head. Nose is caramel and an " off " malt. Taste is malty with a nice chocolate flavor.Taste is dry, carbonation is soft and finish ends on a chocolate note as well. Passable Brown ale at best. Quaff Score 5 / 10

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zgaier (1414) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours brown with a beige head and no the most pleasant aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel with a dry, malty finish. Light brew that goes down easy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2012
12 oz bottle - brown with a giant tan head. The bottle fizzed over when I opened it. Chocolate aromas and flavor. Very sweet. No bitterness. OK, but too sweet for my tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1259) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle, this beer had a red-brown pour with a bunch of particles and made a light tan colored two finger head that receded to a thin cover and somewhat sticky ring, the glass had generous carbonation, a good center stream and a few bubbles flowing elsewhere, it left spots, fingers and partial rings of lacing on the sides of the glass, this brown ale had aromas of toasted malt, nut, some chocolate with brown sugar sweetness, it had flavors of toasted malt, chocolate and nut, pretty much the same a the nose, and a mild bitterness after the finish, the mouth feel was less than medium and had some creaminess on the palate with average to lively carbonation, I am a little surprised at the low rating this beer has, I thought it was a nice brown ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremyh70 (742) - Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Was somewhat surprised by how much I liked this. Pecan brown color with a huge head that never fully dissipated. Mild aroma of nuts and toast. Medium bodied mouthfeel with lightly hopped taste. Dry caramel and nutty tastes. I'd get this again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheap (4118) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
from a bottle, think i got it at vintage. some gunk on the bottom of the bottle. sterile olfactory wioth a tad of plastic. first taste is bot over the top, a more acceptable start and i even feel a little tartness in there no lie. goodly amount of co2 sizzle and i like that. mild malts very little if any hops. goes down ok for a 6% er.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (1999) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Clear with a light haze, medium brown with small head and good lacing. Aroma of of rotting leaves, caramel and meat left in the freezer for a few years. Quite unpleasant. Taste of chocolate, zinc, toasted malt, nuts, coffee and soured milk. Medium/light body and light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Served from bottle into a shaker. Pours a dark brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained good lacing thoughout. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt and nutty notes. The flavor followed the nose with light roasted malt and nutty characters. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was not a bad brew. However, the flavors of this one were quite muted for some odd reason, as it warmed up they came out a little more but were still not pronounced. Still a nice brown ale that is worth trying.


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