RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We begin with a custom mixture of dark and roasted barley malts, then we add the choicest hops. The resulting ale has a dark chestnut color and a deep nutty flavor. Brewed specially for Trader Joe’s.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2013
12oz bottle, just $1 from my local Trader Joe’s. Best before 7/14/13. Clear dark red color, kind of brown. Minimal white head. Little dots of lace. Dark fruit, light chocolate, lightly nutty aroma. Medium body. Not too strong carbonation, nothing special about the texture, more dry carbonation, nothing lingering. Some chocolate syrup type flavor in the aftertaste. Sweeter taste overall, nothing too strong though. Nice sweet chocolaty nutty brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Deep black pour. The nose is lightly toasty. A little bit of soft cocoa and chocolate as well. Lightly roasted malt. There is an almost chestnut-like flavour in here. Slightly coffeeish with a bit of light cocoa as well. Lingering sweet chocolate toward the finish. Herbal hopping. It’s light, but pretty nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. Very dark brown-mahogony with a thin light beige head. Light sweet malt aroma. Roasty flavor that’s not at all overpowering, along with some malt, caramel, and nuttiness. Very drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (8674) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joes. Pours a dark brown color, a bit red, with a small white head. A sweet nose of cola and caramel. The flavor is toast, sweet sugars, brown toasted malt. OK. Lots of cola.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
[2296-20090626] 341mL bottle. Dirt malt and mild vegetal beans aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a quick foamy light tan head. More dirt roast malt in the flavour. Medium-full body. Nice, drinkable.
(c/o DuctTape, w/ garthicus, jerc)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8546) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Draft. Pours clear amber with a beige head. Sweet malts, light grainy notes and low bitterness. On the bland side, but not bad.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SudsMcDuff (8182) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
mums the word .. . the smell is right putting off .. deep tan .. very light foam .. . metal can and dried up molasses .. . quite horrid, avoid this at all costs .. . . not quite maximum snazz

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (8063) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Not terrible. Pours dark brown with OK head and lacing. Some light roast malt aroma. Light bitter finish. Bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. All in all, this beer was pretty boring and almost watery, which is very disappointing for a dark.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7619) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, quicly fading off-white head. Aroma is nutty with some light chocolate accents. Flavor has some earthy potting soil notes, some light chocolate, a touch of licorice. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyable.


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