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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   ABV: -
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The use of a special blend of rare malted barley gives this beer a mild, nutty flavor.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/17/1997
Source: Brewfest, Richmond VA

dark brown, thin tan head, candy sweet malt aroma with a touch of roasted, sweet malt flavor, hint of nuttyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1239) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2006
probably old as hell, got on a discount shelf. Anyway it was still fairly decent. smooth body, nice nut taste, good use of malts to give it it’s taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2004
A solid brown ale. Pours brown, with decent head. Aromas and flavors of malt, almonds, and slight caramel. Finishes smooth and crisp. Very nice nut brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5608) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2004
Bottled. Redbrown. Nutty aroma with notes of toffee. A bit thin and dry. Nutty flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
Bottled. Teak colour, slightly hazy. Rich aroam of milk chocoalte. Flavour with notes of toffee with quite some maltiness. Light bodied. Dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
THis beer has a very attractive deep brown color, with a nice, loose head. The smell is decent, but nothing inspiring. A lot of maltiness in the aroma. This is an excellent tasting beer, but no nut taste to speak of. It has a goo dmouthfeel and a smooth finish. It drinks very easy.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Dark brown in colour, almost completely opaque (about 90% probably) with a nice tan head which started out about 2 centimetres thick but is now about 2 millimetres thick and looks like it came from nitrogen. The smell is actually pretty nice: alcohol, port, cherries and roasted malt are all very prominent. The taste is very bad: sour cherries, skunky malt, and a tad of bad hops. I might have had a bad bottle here, but I got mine right next to JonR888710's (see below) so maybe something is wrong. The aftertaste is very sour and not pleasant at all. After buying a style that I usually hate just because it was new (actually its an old one: this was labeled Rock Creek still) to me, I feel pretty bad for doing it. I definately don't reccomend buying this beer if it tasted like mine...but it probably won't since it seems like i'm the only one mentiontioning these crazy characteristics. I bought this twelve ounce bottle from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia and will probably buy another to re-rate this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 6, 2003
Brown body, ironically it’s the same color as the bottle. Head is very thin and lasts no more than 10 seconds. Smells mainly of hops, maple syrup and a little bit of sweet cream. Taste is rich in flavor. Wet grass and earthy flavored hops are up front followed by some chocolate sweetness and a little nuttiness. There’s a really nice balance here, maybe 55/45 in favor of the hops. Aftertaste is thin, leaving just a little metallic hop flavor on the palate. A very enjoyable ale that packs a lot of flavor

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Maybe a bad bottle? Appearance was a nice reddish brown, appropriate fading head. The aroma was almost negligible, very faintly of an old carpet. The initial flavor was one of decent malt nuttiness, but it rapidly became thin and a bit watery. The finish was actually a bit sour, which no one else has noted. Need to re-rate with a fresher bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Deep red-brown body, light mocha head. Nose is mildly scotchy, a bit of chocolate. Excellent malts in the flavor, good caramel character. Finishes slightly smoky, somewhat sweet. Enjoyable.


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