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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A robust traditional English ale with a fine roasty-toasty flavor, handcrafted from select roasted barleys that impart its red-brown hue.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Picked up at a Holiday station in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin. What the heck. Clear deep auburn. Nose malty, lots of caramel, some nuts and breadiness. Flavor sweet, caramel and a bit of toffee, nutty and mildly woody. Creamy. Decent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
From a 12-oz bottle: pours a clear, ruby brown with a sizable off-white head. Good lacing all the way down. Moderate roasty aroma. Initial taste is roasty malt & nutty, with hints of vanilla. Nice, bitter followup. Smooth and full-bodied. Very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Discount Liquors, Milwaukee, WI. 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper color with a slight mocha head with decent lacing. Aroma has some chocolate hints in there with that patented home brew malty aroma. Flavor has a bot of chocolate as well, some nuttiness, a slight citrus bent and finishes with a caramel twist. Mouthfeel is decent - smooth drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2005
Amber Coloring with Sandy Ring. Fruity and Malty Aroma. Hops Provide a Light and Crisp Tang to the Brew Thougout and a Good Amount of Carbonation. Decent Amber.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2005
On-tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest - Clear light golden brown, thin but fluffy dark ivory cap; minimal lacing in thin globuals. Aroma has some nice roasty tones to it, dry, toasted, with a nutty toffeeness like that of peanut brittle. Quick, crispy, and toasty front with a dry breadyness and toffee. Light dry hop backing adding some to the finish where it does tend to get better with more earthy nut toastyness. Still tends to be light on the palate though. Feel is a thinner medium body, fairly light and crisp, very easy goin’ and drinks well. A bit more body and lasting flavors and this could be quite good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Sampled at the 3rd Annual "Between the Bluffs" Beer and Cheese Festival in La Crosse, WI. Appearance is a foamy, off-white head. Ok lacing. Copper color. Aroma is grass hop, floral hop, grains, mild fruit esters, walnut. A tad weak but still discernable. Flavor is very nutty, kinda like English walnuts with pecan undertones. Roasted grains. Palate is lingering and sweet with a medium carbonation. 7, 4, 8, 3, 17 = 3.9.

Rerate: Pours to a nice brassy mahogany body with a thin white head. The aroma is English toffee-like. The flavor is extremely toasty with Earthy malts and light English hops. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2005
From a Pioneer labelled bottle. The color is a dark amber with a thin yellow head. The aroma is sweet caramel with little else. The taste is peanuts with a hint of toast. A little light for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Good herb taste too this one. Nice hop aroma too, but lacked a little in the flavor. Like the overall flavor and the earth/grass taste at the end is a good touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2005
12 oz bottle. Luminous bronze with dark swirling menacing yeast clouds and a soupy lasting cap...pine, dried herbs and a nice touch of whiskey in the nose...creamy-soft body becomes rather watery at the finish, but still manages to support a nice caramel, touch of butter (but not too much) and vanilla. Much better than I expected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2005
bottle from a trade...Pours a clear red color with a small off white head. Malty aroma, with hints of hops. Heavy on the malts in this brew. Some roastiness, more toward the end. Ever so slightly hoppy. Certainly quaffable, this would make a very nice session beer.


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