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This is a rich, deep brown ale with a roasty character. It is smooth and malty, full-bodied and somewhat sweet. Editor's Note: This beer is one of Rock Bottom's standards and is available at many of their breweries.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1780) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Draft in Cincinnati - a slightly hoppy brown ale. Malty and roast with slight citrus. Sweet with semi complex bitterness. Surprisingly good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma of mildly roasted malt, caramel and mild nuts. Taste of darker malts, caramel and nuts with a metallic finish. Semi-sweet and ok at best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6935) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
Sampler at Rock Bottom Campbell, CA, 31/08/12. Dark ruby frilled with beige. Coffee, chiccory, slight coal aroma. Good, sweet, lightly-dusted taste with a distinctly English feel; mocha, blackcurrrant hints, ash and coal smoke. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2011
Tap at Bethesda. Pours clear brown with a medium, fizzy beige head, short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, toast, nutty, caramel), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of brown sugar and dates. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth with a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Rock Bottom in Bethesda, MD. Pours a moderate brown color with some caramel coloring to it. The nose brings forward a moderate amount of sweet malt and a tad bit of brown sugar. Some light fruits and toffee there as well. Hints of roasted smoke. Good flavor with some sugary sweetness and some roast. Moderate body with lower levels of carbonation. Pretty good flavors but nothing really carrying them through. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Cask pour at Desert Ridge. Clear brown. Malty aroma with some light aromas of toasted nuts. Flavor is very lightly hopped, nutty and malty. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Clear brown pour with a thin white head. Malty chocolate aroma. Chocolate malt flavor with nutty notes. Bitter hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Pours brown with a white head. Aroma is of sweet toasted malt. Taste is sweet toasted malts with a very slight hoppy finish. Real nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighWine (940) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Brown porter on tap at the San Jose/Campbell, CA brewpub. Mahogany pour with a cream colored head. Excellent lacing. Not much nose. Taste is sweet malt and caramel rounded out by medium hop bitterness but no hop bite. Watery in the mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Draught at the Campbell location. They describe this as a brown porter, and I don’t really disagree with that assessment, though it is definitely on the edge of brown ale as far as the style goes. Dark brown color with a lasting light beige head. Dark bread crust and light chocolate aroma, with a light toasty grain quality and some caramel. The flavor is on the sweet side and has light chocolate and dark toast. A bit flabby overall. Med-light body with a smooth texture that hits the mark. Goes down easy, with a decent balance, but pretty bland overall.


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