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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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The brown and caramel malts give this classic British style brown ale a lovely mouth feel and a fragrant, toasty malt aroma.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
Nice malt and hop balance. Surprisingly little nose for a brown beer. Some caramel and roasted hop aroma in the mouth. Generally just OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
Dark brown with tint of red. Small rocky head. Aroma is nuts, roasty, malt, chocolate. Flavor is nutty, bitter, chocolate. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a mostly clear brown-amber body and a tan head that lasts. Aroma is bready, light roast, nutty with some coffee. Taste is coffee, creamer, nutty, toffee, roasted, almond brittle. Medium bubbles.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Draught at the Giants Brewfest. Brown with a white head. Caramel, toast, and a touc of earthy hops in the aroma. Sweet and caramelly flavor with some light toast and chocolate. Modest hops and a round finish. Medium-light body. Mild brown, but decent balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
Light chocolate aroma with some light herbal character. A bit of light licorice. Softly fruity with a little bit of cocoaish roastiness. Not really roasty but it is quite nice and cocoaish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4283) - Utah, USA - MAY 5, 2010
On tap at Thirsty Bear
Appearance: Pours clear brown/copper with no head or lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, and sweet malts
Taste:Sweet malts, some roast
Good brown ale, clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5827) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
On tap at the Thirsty Bear. Pours a dark copper hue with a large white head. The aroma is sweet toasted malts. The flavor is somehow juicy, sweet malts, lots of fresh hops and toasted nutty malt. Nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Sampled at Thirsty Bear. Nutty grainy aroma, with light floral hops. Dusty grains and mild rye aroma - like I’m standing in the milling room. Medium sweet nutty nose. Medium brown-amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. Starts with medium sweetness, grainy and malty with a bit o rye or similar grainy taste. Mild brown sugar and nice mute floral hop bitterness. Nutty and a little mealy, with a nutty salty-sweet finish and light nutty bitter after.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
on tap-pours an off white ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is earthy chocolate/peat-medium/dark malt. Taste is chocolate/peat/roasty-medium/dark malt, earthy/slightly tart hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
Part of a tasting tray sampler at the brewpub. Deep amber brwon, clear. Breadcrusts, dried leaves, toasty toffee, husky, nutty. Better than their pale beers.


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