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style
RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth brown ale with a full bodied back bone of malt and other delicous flavors.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (454) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle into tulip. Dark ruby brown almost black. Thin tan head. Nutty, malty but also slightly musty aroma. Similar taste notes but with hints of resin and hop bitterness. Dry. Ok. Would drink again but not go out of my way to track it down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4440) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2016
12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours clear dark brown; translucent. Small, semi-durable head. Malty aroma with more complexity than evident in the flavor. The flavor is slightly bitter and a touch more dark roasted in flavor than average for style. In fact, theres a faint touch of char that comes out in the aftertaste. Flavorful. Smooth, medium-full body with medium-light carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1346) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Tasting at Hackneys Printers Row. A standard brown ale with an herbal, leafy hop note. Bit of tea and cola as well. Not very good, but Ive been here all day, so maybe its better than I think. My palate may be fatigued.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stylurus (22) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Deep brown color and short creamy head from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma of slight caramel and roasted grains. Initial creamy mouthfeel followed by carbonation on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6591) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Deep muddy brown color. Medium size, beige-tan head, stays. Sweet, malty, caramel, mellow grassy hops in aroma. Nice malty roast, hazelnuts, sweetish, fruity hops in taste. Nice malts and hops in aftertaste. Mellow bitterness. Beautiful brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14513) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
330ml bottle (Bierfox, Riga)
Lovely rich husky aroma, branny. Reddy brown, persistent tight beige head. Lovely rich malty body, classic US brown ale - rich malty and spicy too. Hint of nettles. Sweetish, but nicely attenuated too. Finish is nice and spicy, even reminds me of rye. Gentle dry leafy hopping. Lovely brew. This is why I like dark horse. This is a simple beer done very well. Totally shits on the boring English traditional brown ale formulations. Would happily drink a full pint and want to go back for another one. 7% - no way.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DocJitsu (1775) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Pours a barleywine color with a very large caramel colored head. Cow tail candy and cola on the nose. Way over carbonated. Hard to drink. Cola flavor, some chocolate, too bitter for the style. This ones ready for the drain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6483) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
Im Vergleich zu anderen Brown Ales durchaus akzeptabel, leicht keksig, angenehm im malzigen Bereich und zudem durchaus erfrischend und spritzig. Mild, sffig, alles ok hier.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6567) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a hazy dark brown colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of malt, cake and bread. Taste of malt, dark bread, caramel, leaves and straw. Hints of nuts. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1031) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2015
Trbes dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Rstmalze, Karamell, etwas Kaffee, leicht herb.


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