RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SturmWulf (65) - USA - MAY 3, 2009
A nice aroma of caramel and malt with touch of chocolate and nuts. It reminded me of a porter in smell. It poured a nice deep chestnut with a thin tan head that slowly faded and left a light lacing. A light sweet taste of nuts, roasted malt and caramel with a hint of coffee at the end. The body was between medium and full with a thick creamy texture and a slightly bitter finish that was pleasant. This is a very nice brew one that I would definitely try again. Served in a Pint at 45 degrees. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Very deep brown with one finger head. Strong roasted malt. Nutty and dry. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ffbot (404) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Pour is a big black with a tan head. Mild coffee, toffee and bread smells. Taste is similar, not too strong or anything, but no real depth to it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (366) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
Nothing wrong with this beer. Well brewed and a great example of the style I think. It is how they say.. "Deep nutty flavour". Berkeley Trader Joea ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - SEP 6, 2016
12oz bottle pours dark brown with a lasting light beige head. Aroma is roast, milk chocolate, toffee. Flavor is medium sweet, yielding to only slight bitterness. Chocolatey. Medium-bodied with a smooth, slick feel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (2809) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2016
Olmost black with a light brown head - Dark malt aroma with some notes of roasted malt - Dark malt body with some roasted malt and some bitterness - The malt goes into the finish with some bitterness - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (911) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Trader Joe’s. Aroma is strong roasted malts, bordering on burnt, with notes of chocolate. Appearance is clear, dark brown with reddish tinge, fair sparkle, finger-width foamy beige head with fair retention and minimal lacing. Taste is mainly sweet roasted malt, toffee with hint of hazelnut and ash; mild bitter balance. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, average carbonation and dry finish. Overall, some decent complexity for a not-so-complex style. Better than expected and at a great price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3854) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma is a mix chocolate malt and toffee. Body and flavor is on the thin side. Taste is mild chocolate, hints of nuts and sugar. This a cheap beer that is not harsh, this is just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (740) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Surprisingly good brown ale. Good head retention. Nutty aroma and taste with hints of coffee and roasted malts. Smooth and slightly oily body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (625) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
Rated from old notes. A rich and dark ale that goes down like a black and tan. Very smooth easy-going beer with a slight sherry taste. Quite decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3314) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Purchased at Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a dark brown colour with a frothy beige, good retention and creamy lacing. Nutty aromas with coffee notes over mild roasted malts. Smooth oily mouthfeel. The roasted malts are felt more in the taste. Coffee and nuts still present. Quite surprised at how good this dark ale is.

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