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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it’s hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pours dark with off white head and tons of lace. Aroma is light hops and malts with light chocolate. Taste is sweet malts, mild spice, plenty of bitterness seems more akin to a black IPA. Medium body with dry, sticky bitter finish


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottled. Brown pour, some malts and hops predominating. A decent brown,nothing too amazing here but good enough.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (307) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Very thin, overcarbonated, and too hoppy for a brown ale. Not great. Brown ales are too rarely done well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1219) - - SEP 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-27-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance- The beer is served as a deep brown colored brew with a small cream colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt and chocolate aroma with a nice presence of a caramel smell. With these aromas there are some lighter herbal and nut like smells, producing a rather standard brown ale type smell. Taste- the taste begins with flavors of a roasted malt and a stronger presence of a bitter coffee and some notes of chocolate. While initially on the more bitter and malty side some caramel soon works work its way to the tongue balancing out the roasted and coffee flavors rather nicely. These flavors last largely to the end of the taste were some notes of an earthy and herbal hop come to the tongue, leaving a nice roasted and slightly bitter but overall balanced flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was smooth and creamy with a carbonation level that was on the average side. The smooth body was great for the roasted flavor of the brew, while the carbonation kept it more on the refreshing side and helped to qualm some of the bitterness allowing it to mingle well with the lighter caramel flavors. Overall – A fairly nice, not too sweet, brown ale that is a little more on the bitter and dry side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1442) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
The aroma is malt forward with hint of citrus. Pours a clear brown with non-lasting off-white head and minimal lacing. The taste is malty upfront followed by a citrus hop bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a brown with plenty of taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3422) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle of fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted malt tones, sweet notes. Nutty and roasted flavors, with a touch of sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davey101 (692) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass Pours a clear dark brown with some tan foam. Caramel and lightly burnt malts with faint little floral notes. Certainly not bad but I relegated the end of my six pack for cooking purposes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (101) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft from Park Tavern. Decent brown ale with nice roast malt. Finishes light bitter with some sourness. Pours brown with good head. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Decent brown ale with nice roast malt. Finishes light bitter with some sourness. Pours brown with good head and lacing. Bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up in North Carolina. Pours a dark copper orange appearance with a big fluffy brown head. Twangy red fruity, citrusy nose. Some caramel and nutty elements. Kind of strange fruity aroma. Fairly bitter, nutty herbal flavor with a serious twanginess. Quite bitter. Moderate sweetness. Twangy finish. Not sure what is going on here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1110) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Really nice deep brown color. Aroma was roasted grains with hints of burnt toast. The taste was the issue. The bitterness of the almost burnt malts with the bitterness of the hops was just a little much. If one is looking for a bitter dark beer then this is for you.


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