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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Sophisticated and dramatic, this ale brings out the poet in everyone. The deep brown color and remarkably clean finish make it an Old Town legend. Rich and malty, with hints of chocolate and nuts from Belgium specialty malts.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maverick5623 (14) - santa barbara, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
nice niutiness, not mch hops be ok for thge type, I enjoyed drinkin this on a col,d SB n ight, loved it

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Very refreshing. Clean, nutty, malt taste with a creamy finish. Very little head. Deep appetizing color.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gdub171 (30) - USA - JAN 4, 2006
Even better than they dubbel down. This one was a hit, we even got a 2nd pitcher and had to get people to take the blonde for us so we could get some more of this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Tap at brewpub. Pours brown with a fluffy white head, some lacing. Aroma is nutty and malty. Great balance between malt, nutty flavors, and the hops. Very well rounded. Medium bodied, left flavors hanging around in my mouth. Out of all the SBBC brews that I’ve tried, this is the best of the lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Clear red copper with no head. Malty roasty aroma. Good strong nutty taste with a smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy dark brown with a nice creamy head. Malty caramel aroma with some earthy hops. Malty and nutty with some wood, sweetness, caramel, and light hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth and pleasant overall, with nice maltiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Clear nut brown. Dominated by roasty malt. Light bodied wtih clean mouthfeel. Despite the low hop rate the addition of hazelnut is barely noticable. Instead this beer is carried by the roasty malt. Salty finish with low bitterness. A good brown!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
On tap at the brewery, listed at 6.2%. Pours with a light brown head covering a clear brown body. Malty aroma. Tastes a bit like a second running of a stout. Slightly burnt coffe malts, and some nuts. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown with a small, tan and creamy dense head. Aroma is roasted breadish malt. Dry roasted and bitter flavoured. Dry breadish roasted malt flavoured on back of the tongue. Dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Smelled and looked great, but was a little watery in the mouth. Nice nut and caramel flavors blended together.


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