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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark brown ale is slightly sweet with a caramel and dark fruit finish. A show case of fine English malts, floor malted the old way. We use pale, chocolate, and crystal malts to produce a complex, but easy drinking dark ale. Very reminescent of northern English ales.

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2.7
lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle from emacgee. Thanks!
Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Smell is nutty, cocoa, and chocolatey. Subtle but nice. Taste is smooth, dull, nutty malt, and overall bland. Low sweetness and bitterness. Not much going on and needs more flavor and body.

3.2
DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2008
dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Flavor is the same, some coffee. Finishes mildly bitter.

3.1
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. Almost black pour with a nice firm, tan head. Clean coffee and chocolate powder flavors and nose. Just a touch of bitterness and a sharply carbonated finish. A solid session brown ale.

3.1
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Bottle, pours a medium creamy light tan head. Smells faintly of earthy Fuggles. Flavor is a bit roasty, mild hop bitterness, mildly malty body. Fairly well attenuated, finishes out a tad watery. Smooth drinker, could be a pitcher pounding session type beer. Decent local brew, no glaring flaws.

3.1
tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2008
On tap at the Red Drum Grill and Taphouse in Nags Head, NC. Pours cola brown with a fizzy tan head. Light aroma of roast and cocoa powder. Same light chocolate flavor with some nuts and earthy hops. Medium body but kind of watery and spritzy. Dry finish.

2.8
arventresca (563) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Draft. Pours brownish black with thick head. Smell of chocholate and coffee. Interesting beer due to the aftertaste. Overall good but not great.

2.8
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Raleigh. Pours a reddish dark brown with a medium head. Caramel aroma. Taste is caramel, chocolate, cola. Full bodied but watery? Interesting. Bitter aftertaste. Average.

2.7
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2008
bottle. Aroma has notes of chocolate, malt. Average sized off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Dark brown hue. Flavor is chocolate malt and weak. Palate is more than softly carbonated and light bodied. Overall a weak beer that doesn’t taste as good as it looks.

2.5
Nucci (21) - cullowheee, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2008
Dark beer, smells a bit nutty. Taste bitter with a hint of chocolate. Surprisingly light for how dark it is but still good. Okay taste while drinking it but not as good after taste. It’s not a favorite but it’s a good beer.

3
alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of oldstylecubsfan. Thanks Todd. Pours a clear mahogany color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma was caramel malt, light nuts and a little earthy. The flavor is moderately sweet, caramel malt, some watery fruitiness, and light chocolate. There is a slight earthy quality as well. A touch on the thin side. Not exciting, but drinkable.


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