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RATINGS: 160   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear chestnut brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, light toast, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some toast, light chocolate, nut. Watery light-medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2007
on tap @HopfestNC-pours a disappering off white head and copper color. Aroma is mild medium malt. Taste is medium malt, finishes with some caramel and faint English/flat hops. Mild carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Date: 04/12/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory, NC

Appearance: dark amber,
Aroma: light malt aroma,
Flavor: toasted malt flavor,touch of chocolate, light bitterness,
Overall: boring
-------- /> Date: 04/12/2008
Mode: draft
Source: hickory hops brewfest

Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy beige head, thick lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a touch of nuttyness and a hint of the upwind cigar,
Flavor: toasted malt flavor, nice chocolate character, hint of caramel sweetness, light earthy bitterness, light bitter finish,
Overall: a nice sessionable brown ale

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9877) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy and particulate brown with a huge, frothy light beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is nutty, light chocolate, toasty and bready malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is medium hops and moderate bitterness, sweet chocolate, toasty, nutty, and bready malt with light date notes and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. This is a bit over-carbonated.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8867) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a brownish copper with a small head. Good lacing. Nutty and roasty malt aroma. Taste is nuts, caramel malts and a fruity finish. Thin bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours clear reddish brown. Nose is malts and light nuts. Taste is same. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (7959) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
An extra from ucusty. Sent in a picture to be uploaded. This beer is not bad at all. Pours with a large, rocky, off-white head covering a murky brown body. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, some alcohol and nail polish. Taste is a bit bland, with some nuts, some nail polish, and bitterness from burn malts. A bit fizzy. Finish is bit astringent, but not too unplesant for a session.


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