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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Offered from January 15-through May 1st. This ale has the perfect blend of caramel & chocolate malts, which creates a smooth, nutty palate with ample additions of Willamette hops for their spicy aromatics.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of hillbert ;-) nice looking brownish/garnet pour with a white head caramelly with some dryness, light body

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle: auburn color with a nice head. Nose of caramel and thin body. The flavor is balanced, but in a you can’t taste anything way. Chewy flavor, metallic raisin and some stale hop notes. Not that exciting, especially since it seems like most brewers really pride themselves on brown ales in the state.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown. Off white head. Very nice aroma. Caramel, cola, cocoa, with a nice sweetness. Flavor similar, but not quite as quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Brown pour with a medium off white head. Strong honey notes, buckwheat pancakes and freshly made waffles. Flavor is heavy on the waffle notes. Wheres the maple syrup! I actually like the waffle/pancake notes here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On cask. Nothing to make this beer stand either way. Smooth and nutty, drinkable enough. Lacks the bitter finish I’d have liked to have had. (#3837, 2/11/2010)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
bottle with no bb date tasted 9/20/09. clear rich auburn brown colored pour with a small tan head and some spots of drippy lacing. the aroma is quite faint and hard to read... some plummy fruit, brown sugar, nuts, grain and a little (yet noticeable) sourness. the flavor follows the same path... dirty, watered down and a little soured on the finish. faint notes of iced tea florals, burnt nut skin ashiness and chocolate are the only additions to the aroma profile. the body is light to medium but the mouth feel is watery and flabby. 5/3/5/2/13/2.8

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3531) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Sparky27. Pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Mild aroma of caramel and fresh top soil. The flavor is similar with weak caramel and top soil. Light-medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2676) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy Douglas88. Pours a watery brown with a thin tan head. Big caramel malt, chocolate aroma with a touch of hops. Smooth malt taste with nice notes of chocolate and nuts and a touch of hops. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Tap @ bewpub: Brown with red tints accompanied by a small light brown head. Malty aroma of roasted nuts. The flavor was strong nuts and some chacoal. The body is full and creamy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a 2 finger dense tan head that leaves slick lacing. The nose is caramel, light chocolate and roasted nuts. The taste is roasted nuts, mild earthy hops and light cocoa. Lighter bodied. Not great, but not bad for what it is.


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