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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
devilben02 (275) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours a dark mahogany brown color, with a thick, creamy off-white head, but the presence of a lot of chunky floaters detracts from the appearance. The aroma is light and nutty, with a little bit of caramel sweetness and some chocolate. The flavor likewise has a little bit of chocolate and some dark caramel sweetness, but there is also a substantial astringency that distracts and detracts from the dryly sweet flavor profile. The thin-medium body and fine, prickly carbonation do little to mask these problems. Overall, although aspects of this beer’s character are fine, the totality of the drinking experience is not something to back for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours orange-brown with nice beige head. The aroma is heavy on the toasted nuts with a slight roastiness, some grass, and some earth. The flavor is slightly nutty with some roast/ash notes, some herbs, and a thin metallic taste. The finish is kind of unsatisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robgibbens (408) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Dark brown color. Woody aroma. Malty flavor with roasted or smoky notes. Finishes nicely. Not bad, but not very noteworthy. The roastiness is a nice aspect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Another mediocre beer from the "Beer of the Month Club" (what a rip off by the way, luckily got it as a gift.) Starts off okay, but shows major flaws as it warms up. Thin as hell! Nice malt profile, but not what I’m looking for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2012
A medium brown body with a brown head, Decent retention and no lace. Kind of watery body. Aroma had good caramel malt notes and a nice nutty quality. Flavor was very mild, but had a nice nutty flavor and the caramel malts were nice. Had a slight roasted note that seemed bitter at times,/ Finish was light and smooth. A little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2000) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2012
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is much of the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rangerred (916) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Had on tap. Served in a pint glass, the beer arrived hazy brown with a 1.5 finger tan head. Really great lacing. Roasted malt is quite apparent in the aroma along with a touch of cocoa and spicy hops. Flavor starts out with the roasted malt and transitions into a bit of cocoa and coffee. Spicy hops are there along with a very light nuttiness. Moderate to high bitterness is present throughout and lingers for quite awhile. Overall a pretty average brown ale. I would get again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Aroma is almost stale smelling with a bit of malt. Clear brown with large (too large) tan head. Flavor is bleh, a bit of spicy hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1084) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Good brown ale. Nice head, light brown color. Aroma was of slighty burned toast. Flavor was of dark hops with a really nice hop balanced after taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerme31 (485) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. The bottle has been sitting in my frig undisturbed for a couple weeks. When I got to open the bottle foam slowly starting climbing out of the bottle before I grabbed a glass. Started pouring and it was all foam. Ten minutes later when it could all be poured it was clear brown with thick tan head. Aroma is metallic, no caramel or chocolate like I expected. Flavor is mild sweet. Medium body, thin texture, high carbonation, mild bitter, fizzy, and mild roasty finish. At this point I think I got a bad beer as this was terrible. At some point will re-rate.

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