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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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1151) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
A medium brown pour with off-white head. A malty aroma with some mild chocolate notes. The taste is lively with semi-sweetness and a medium body. The finish is fairly dry, a little astringent, and surprisingly bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - APR 24, 2010
Deep hazy amber pour with thick pillowy off white head. Malty scent. Taste is malty with some nuts thrown in.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2361) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Wow, some really nasty looking stuff at the bottom of the bottle. Almost looks like cream of wheat. Strong head of fine bubbles. Roasty and nutty aroma with some molasses. Color is a dark mahagony brown. Slightly bitter flavor but is dominated by roasted flavors. Some light grainy notes and tea leaves. Lingering roasty and bitter finish. An ok brew.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours chestnut, clear, with an impressive beige head. Nice lacing. Nose shows malts of nuts and mild chocolate. Metallic interference. Taste hits malt notes but without the metal. Light palate. Simple but lessened by the weird nose.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2085) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of secret santa. Thanks. Pours a murky dark brown color with a small khaki head that soon recedes to film. The aroma is weak and indistinct with barley and some minor chocolate. The flavor is sweet grains and a touch of chocolate. The palate is medium with soft carbonation. Finishes short with a slight metallic aftertaste. Overall: Middle of the road brown ale, they need to punch this up a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1649) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, dark chocolate and some roast. Taste is sweet with roast bitters on the finish. Medium bodied with thin mouth feel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a cream colored head. Aroma is roasted chocolate. Taste is roasted chocolate with a slight tart note that finishes dark and brown.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Sampled at Charlotte Oktoberfest ’04. Medium brown body, slightly off-white head. Flavor was roasty with medium hops in the finish. An average brown.

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   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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3736) - - AUG 8, 2008
a good looking murky brown color under a small off-white head. aroma is little weak but has some nutty, brown sugar notes. flavor is nutty, caramel, hint of coffee. tastes good...not too hoppy, good brown ale flavors...just not robust enough.


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