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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (2724) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle from Food City. Pours brown, right in the middle of the spectrum for the style. The aroma is nutty with some chocolate hints and metallic notes. Flavor is very nutty again. This is a predominantly malty beer with no hoppiness to speak of. The finish has that weird packing-tape/metallic thing that their pale ale also has. It has potential. Rough around the edges with some strange flavors.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Brought this back from my first trip to Sterling, VA. Aroma was pretty weak. Caramel is detectable but faint. Pour was a flat medium brown with no rising bubbles and no head...uh oh. I know what this means. Taste was actually pretty good. Nice roasted malt flavor. Caramel and nuts come out as it warms. Nice and malty.Then the big flaw. No carbonation. Not even a hint. Such a shame, because with some carbonation this would be a nice representation of an overlooked style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3746) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Dark grains and malty in aroma. The flavor is hops up front, odd for what’s supposed to be a traditional English Brown, otherwise a good maltiness to it, fruit overtones and a slightly thin body. Not bad, more of an American Brown Ale really.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3414) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light fruits, apple skins, pears. Flavor of sweet malt, sweet fruits again, a hint of burnt/roasted malt and some char in the finish. Not bad, actually, a little sweet, but drinkable. 7/4/7/3/13 [3.4/5]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, nuts, and some chocolate; Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Tasty beer. Pours a dark brown with little to no head. Caramel and chocolate malts predominate. Decent beer but nothing to write home about.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
A dark reddish copper ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a nutty and beany malt, mash tun, a bit cloying. In mouth, a run of the mill brown ale with nutty malt, oily, so-so. On tap at the Mellow Mushroom, Greensboro, August 14, 2011.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
[Bottle] Dark brown in color with a rocky light brown head. Semi-sweet chocolate, dry malts and light toffee in the nose. The taste is a bit grainy and dusty. Dry malts, leather, toffee, cocoa and mild metallic flavor. A bit thin around the edges. Not particularly complex or exciting. OK overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Gusher... clear brown with a massive rocky off white head.. spicy, lightly malty, very lightly sweet light creamy... easy drinking... creamy, medium body... nice beer, light malt, not sweet, lightly earthy spicy hop, light toffee, mild roast... definitely metallic notes...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1474) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Slightly sweet with a roast nut overtone, Bald Eagle pours a hazy reddish brown capped with a big beige head. More of a southern English brown, hops are restrained. Not very earthy but very malty. Interesting take


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