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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1350) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Brown slightly cloudy, with a modest head that did not hold. A little high in carbonation, but lots of subtile tatstes, with caramel, coffee, and alittle smoke.very well balanced for flavor.

3.8
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4321) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
12oz bottle. Brown-amber color with a decent head. Malty, sweet aroma. Medium bodied, the taste dark malt dominated, with a light, crisp hop balance. Sweet, roasty, brown(?), nutty, chocolate aftertaste. A pleasant beer, fresh and sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo t (3) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2009 does not count
Pured a medium brown with some reddish hues. A thin head with some rapidly fading lacing. Some floral hops and toasted hops in the aroma. Taste included some toasted a little toffeee like drier maltiness finishing off with some hops bitternes. A fuller than medium body with plenty of carbonation. Overall a pleasant English brown with enough character to make you want some more but still within the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Light brown color. Thin head. Nut, roasted aromas. Dry finish. Surprising bitterness on the back end. Wears down over the course of a pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3256) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2010
Pours a nice dark slightly hazy mahogany with a VERY thick tan head - my sample fizzed like crazy. Decent aroma is malty, fruity and a little yeasty. Malty flavor has a faint caramel undertone as well as cloves and cinnamon hints. Texture is smooth and somewhat fizzy, leaving a tingly and malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Slightly hazy deep brown body with a wispy thin lightly off white head. The nose is the expected rich toffee and pecans. There is also a hint of apple. The taste has black tea and old caramel. There is also a strong malty bread dough character. This reminds me a lot of Newcastle and they nailed that style of brown ale. Actually, this is pretty nice for the style, but the carbonation is a touch harsh for me.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2010
12oz bottle: Appearance is medium brown with off white head, aroma of pale and roasted malts, flavor is again with pale and roasted malts with hints of chocolate. For being a more generic brew I kind of like this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a medium-dark shade of brown with a nice thick foamy head that sticks around. Aroma is sweet...smells like crystal malt, rather than chocolate or brown. Not that that’s a bad thing. Flavor is sweet. Not much depth. Just a little bite on the tongue of hops. Very smooth and drinkable.


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