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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Deep amber ale with rich and smooth flavor. Malty undertones of vanilla and caramel are kept in check with the addition of magnum, golding and fuggles hops.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
poured a clear brown with soft off white head. smelled slightly sweet of malts. the flavor was a nice balance of malts and hops. nothing special really. a decent brown ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (757) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Appearance is more amber like a dark IPA than a brown. Aroma is malt, oak, nut, wheat. Taste is the same. Dank oak and nut. Bitter on the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3022) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle - 341ml. Nice amber body with a thin, off-white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and honeyish hints. Its decent malty/hoppy taste carries woody notes. Ends with a good bittersweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamJackson (2623) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Clouded burnt orange. Sweet toffee nose. Sweet taste. Thin, nutmeg and other spices. Cinnamon and creamy finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5424) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle at home from early backlog notes 07. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malt, nuts, light toast with mild earthy bitterness. The aroma was fairly light even with warming. Nothing more than a basic brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarryPlopper (19) - - MAY 17, 2014
Amber and hazy appearance with some foam that disappeared quickly. Mild amount of lacing. Very hoppy smell. Bitter and hoppy taste with some caramel undertones. I wasn’t getting much vanilla. Not much aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth and thin. Not too much carbonation. Overall a decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (784) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 27, 2014
Drought. Dark amber with very small foamy beige head, doughy aroma, low carbonation, slightly bittewr taste. Medium finish with a little bitter aftertaste. Not very remarkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nakedwhendrunk (2135) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a copper/red, slightly brown colored body and leaves a nice off-white two finger foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Some minimal spotty lacing is seen here and there. The smell has some grainy nuttiness backed up with some slight malty breadiness. The taste has pretty much the same smells in the flavoring. The palate sits about a medium with some slight harshness on the tongue. The aftetaste is dry. I would say this is fairly drinkable. Overall, as much as I like browns, this one hmmm. . . I kinda don’t think I’d come back to. Why? Well, probably because there are too many other browns that I enjoy more. Its just another average brown.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Moderate carbonation with this, didn’t pick much up through the aroma, at least not the caramel or malt I was hoping for. The carbonation lingers on the tongue leaving behind bitterness. Not the brown ale I was wishing for.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
penguinfinity (105) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber, not brown. I smell almost nothing, only the very lightest hint of malt. Taste follows the smell. I got nothing here. I hate to rate it so low when it doesn’t do anything really wrong, but there’s just nothing good to say. Maybe the bottle was past its prime. It has a date of 090613 on it, hopefully that isn’t an expiration date.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (317) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours cloudy brown with a thin, tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and a little nuttyness. Taste is a bit of cherry up front, and then it’s pretty sweet. Nutty / bitter finish. The first few sips are a little harsh and then you get used to it. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, not a great aftertaste. It’s OK.


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