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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
An unfiltered BRown OATmeal porTER sweetened with a touch of molasses, making this brew smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Draft @ Willi. I was tempted to list this under "Broaters Porter," but the differences in alcohol, hopping, and overall deScription suggest it deserves its own listing. Pours a dark cola-brown color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Cola, dried dark fruits, and soft brown sugar notes in the aroma; some toasty oatmeal character comes through. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of dried dark fruits, candy sugar, cola, and oily dark fruits upfront; relaxed carbonation; toasty, creamy oatmeal notes, roasted malts, and some bitter minerals coming through on the back end; nicely toasty and drinkable. Lengthy finish: oily dried dark fruits, cola, and brown sugar; toasty oatmeal at the far end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Pours brown with a thin off white head. Smells of oatmeal, some pepper, hints of roasted malt. Tastes of sweet malt, some chocolate hints, oatmeal, a touch of spiciness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 26, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Deep brown with a beige head. Nose is hard to discern; wait for this guy to warm. Once warmed up a bit, a nutty, sweet brown sugar emerges. The flavor is English toffee, with a distict nuttiness behind it. The brown sugar makes an appearance in the finish, leaving a slightly toasty, sweet finish, but very dry in the center of the tongue. Simply beautiful!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Sample. Black. Thin ring of head. Body initially creamy, but a bit thin towards the end. Just a twinge of port and molasses in the nose; fairly sweet. Almost watery, really way too thin and lifeless, a rare failure from this fine establishment.

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