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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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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Aroma was stinky ringwood funk and malt. poured dark brown with small tanish head from low carbonation. flavor was a little more bitter than most with some nutty flavor and lots of ringwood funk. medium bodied. Really can’t handle beers made with ringwood yeast anymore except for a select few.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2998) - 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 (653) - 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 (67) - 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 (3660) - 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
SirADNielsen (8948) - 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 (1053) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
klk343 (43) - - MAR 18, 2014
A very dark amber color with a thick off white head. A sweet smelling beer with a thick consistency. A bitter, coffee taste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (1814) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2014
@ Greens Discount Beverage / Columbia SC --- Clear dark ruby brown with a thick head cover, thin stripes of lace. Taste is mild caramel malt that grows bitter as it moves through the palate, adding carbonation fizz in the finish. Pretty simple brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1318) - - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a 2 finger tan head. Earthy roasty aroma. Taste follows suit with a hint of cherry like sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (1837) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Tasted on 2/27/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods. Pours deep amber, just letting a bit of fiery light through, with a huge, rocky beige head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is some nutty cocoa nib malt with a nice dose of spicy and green hops bitterness, and just a touch of fruity esters. The flavor is on the lighter side with the spicy and bitter hops coming through nicely and even a bit more fruitiness than on the nose. The body is medium with very lively carbonation and a long spicy hops and lightly nutty/fruity finish.


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