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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.15%
This Brown Ale has a touch of nuttiness provided by our good friends Mr. and Mrs. Victory and Munich Malt. The addition of Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Willamette hops smooth this beer out to create an incredibly drinkable Brown Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffbigD (134) - - OCT 9, 2014
Pours very dark, medium head. Smooth, rich nut brown ale. Slight coffee/coacoa aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EPH (9) - CANADA - MAR 11, 2011 does not count
Crisp, fresh, complex wave of malty intensity. Good persistent presence that does not overwhelm. An elixir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4809) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown with a dense, off-white head. Smell: Sweet-smelling, enormously nutty aroma. Hints of cocoa powder. Taste: The taste is initially semi-sweet, but incredibly nutty and toasted all the while. Again, there’s that hint of cocoa. Just enough of a gentle, subtle bitterness on the dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: I’ll tell you what, it was surprisingly nice, at least on-tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1494) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Aroma of maple and roasted nut. Pours a deep brown with an off-white head. Taste is warmly sweet to start Peaking with a roasted maple flavor offset with a touch of hops. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4929) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2007
12 oz, bottled 5th week of May. Beautiful deep mahogany, with ruby highlights. Medium-sized, creamy head that lasts. Spicy, earthy molasses, cocoa, and toasted nut aroma. Flavor is incredibly balanced, and fairly complex for a brown. Mostly dry toasted nut; some cocoa; slight coffee; sourish, earthy and metallic molasses; delicately bitter herbs on the finish. Medium-bodied, creamy smooth, slightly watery and refreshing palate. Excellent brown ale that could be a great session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2003 I always enjoy busting a nut, I mean buster nut brown ale. Not great, but not bad, overall an average nut brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhkmurals (12) - Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
From bottle. Pours medium brown and slightly cloudy with thick creamy head. Smells earthy and malty. very slight hints of fruit also in the aroma. Taste is quite malty and slightly sweet. very smooth texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
marshbry (4) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012 does not count
Bought this mostly because of the artwork on the bottle, but really liked the taste as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Pours dark coffe brown with shallow creamy froth. Smells of fresh dark malted coffee. Medium nectar weight with ample residual effers. Flavors of leather are forward with coffee, coaco, charcoal, with a slight nuttiness. Dry with a nice mellow bitterness on the finish. Well ballanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, NC. Wow, nice looking brew. It pours a striking amber with creamy top and bubbly underneath tan head. The aroma is full of rich malts and nuttiness and a touch of chocolate too. The taste is sort of Newcastle like but richer and chewier which is a very nice feature. It is nutty, sweet with malts and seems kind of lager-y with yeast. After a few ounces this thin bodied beer gets pretty sweet.

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