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RATINGS: 207   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Lightly roasted, nutty aroma and flavor. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, but doesn’t detract from the overall beer for me. This is a nice session beer and one of Big Boss’ better year-round beers.


3.9
tightslice (1307) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle from Harris Teeter in Asheville, CA. Aroma is soupy roasted barley soup, vegetal hops, okra. Taste is soupy, grainy and vegetal with some tang in the finish. A very tangy but Randy Porter if Randy Porter were what you thought it was.

3.2
Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2017
This beer is a clear brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Roast malt, chocolate and slight hops in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, nuts and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.6
can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Not bad, a bit thin in body, but overall a good representation of the style. Certainly malt forward, subtle bready and fruity notes. Nice.

3.4
rgf001 (324) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Aromas of caramel, toast. Dark Brown with good head. Flavors of dark caramel, toast and sweet malt. Very balanced but simple.

3.2
Maverick34 (3238) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Poured a deep brown. Mild head. Pretty nutty. Some toffee. An ok brown nothing spectacular.

3.5
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2015
This one is good and has some punchy malt flavors. I’ve certainly had worse brown ales. The aroma could be a little more pungent, but still it has plenty of that brand cereal notes with a sweet underbelly. Taste follows with lots of cereal, brand flakes, toasted bread, toasted malt, grains and faint leather with a smooth sweet sugary character in the background. Finish is slighly sticky and malt...pretty much what you’d expect.

3.6
ldcuervo (7) - USA - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
Crisp brown ale. Mild roast. Medium color. Very slight hoppy finish. Not bitter. Wish had more depth. Good drinkable beer overall.

3.3
chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. Lightly sweet with a mild but lingering flavor. Medium-light body may be slightly over carbonated and thin. O: A solid brown ale

3.7
j12601 (11671) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper brown with a thin white head. Sweet toffee and fruity malt on the nose. Medium bodied, crisp and malty, toffee and a touch of sweetness. Soft malt and toffee into the finish. Super malty.

3.5
Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours dark brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel, roast and chocolate. Taste is sweet with light traces of bitters. Light bodied, smooth and slick.


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