RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   ABV: -
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English style ale. Rich, nutty with a full body mouth finish.

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2.7
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2009
22 oz bottle from the brewery. Pours a mostly translucent brown with a bunch of amber notes and a small to medium creamy and bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of caramel, nuts, very light buttery notes and some chocolate. Flavor of...interestly enough...sour cherries. While I think there may be something a litlte off here...the sour cherry flavor which I assume the brewer was not going for actually worked out ok. Under that initial sour cherry flavor I got some nuts, light caramel and grainy malts. This one is hard to put numbers to...but I’m gonna have to keep style in mind on this one because I think an infection set in and the brewery most likely did not intend for it to turn out this way.

3.3
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Poureed aclear golden brown color with a small off-white head. Light caramel malt aroma with some earthy notes and a hint of cocoa. The flavor was malty with notes of dark cocoa and cola. The body was on the light side.

3.5
alobar (3756) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours murky brown with reddish hues. Aroma of nuts, coffee, and molasses. Flavorful with molasses, nuts, coffee, and some chocolate. Nice beer.

2.8
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
22 oz bottle; purchase by September. Clear burgundy brown with a beige coating. Nose is woody grape, mild dark roast and fudge. Medium body with a sharp, sour tang. Taste is crabapple, cider vinegar and mold with hints of cherry. Dusty dry finish with tobacco and ash. I don’t think this is supposed to be a sour ale but as such it’s not horrible. The aftertaste gets funky after a while. One glass is enough.

3.4
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Good aroma and flavor of nuts, burnt caramel and malt. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.

3.4
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
Bottle: Good nose, cream, Malt ball, coffee, almond. Nice orangy/reddish brown color. No head, though ok carbonation. Sweet and bitter, Chocolate, some grapefruit, some metallic. Creamy smooth, a little bitterness on the finish. Tasty, my pick of the four i've had, kinda stouty. Might be a tad out of style with its bitterness.

3.5
puboflyons (3397) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Tried on tap. I enjoyed the mahogany brown and dark colored amber richness. The aroma is somewhat well incorporated. I get dark malts when I am preparing to feed the gulls. I wonder if it will be enough.
Earlier Rating: 7/28/2013 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the brewpub. The pour is mahogany brown to darker amber. The nose has a variety of niceties going on. Dark malts, molasses, nutty, molasses, and basically sweet. The body is medium in texture but boy did I enjoy the smooth undertone. The taste is also sweet and nutty at first with a good lingering bitterness at the end. This is one of their standard brews that they bottle and sell locally in Western, Mass (USA).

3.7
boto (2193) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2003
I'd almost call this a stout. Very dark and roasted tsste, wiwth hints of chocolate. Very Good!

3.4
BroSpud (2164) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2013
22oz bottles from the brewery. Pours mahogony brown with an off white head. Sweet and malty but with just enough hop bitterness to even it out. Caramel, butter and nutty flavors. One of my favorites from this brewery.

4.1
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Malty and hoppy. Well balanced. Nutty. Subtle roastiness. Enjoyable.


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