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RATINGS: 456   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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4.5
BeerBill1 (17) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
A smooth brown ale with a full bodied back bone of malt and other delicous flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BeerBill

4.4
jenksz (2) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012 does not count
By far one of the best beers offered by dark horse. Dark golden in color with a cream head. Goes down smooth with a subtle but full taste.

4.4
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Wow. Pours a very dark brown with a smallish head. Slight nuttiness in the nose and one of the most amazing flavors. Extremely smooth on the palate.

4.3
Cybercat (5838) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Strong aroma has overtone of burnt brown sugar and a hint of caramel. Pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, creamy fine-bubbled pale tan head. Lip-smacking flavor is malty with tones of caramel and molasses and just a hint of fruit. Texture is pleasingly smooth with a nice subtle tingle. Worth hunting down!

4.2
Sudennorthstar (17) - Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2009
I was shocked at how much I would love this beer. I had Hobo’s Breath Brown Ale from Mt. Pleasant, MI a few weeks back and loved it but they were out at my favorite watering hole. This one tasted similar, with chocolate, caramel, nuts and roasted malt. But what shocked me was how smooth it went down and the excellent aftertaste. I would certainly recommend this if you can find this.

4.2
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Deep dark brown body, full tan head that takes its time dissipating. Nose of choclate, caramel, a little spicy character. Medium body, medium carbonation, nice malt sweetness up front and a little bit of roast and hop on the finish. Lots of chocolately malt goodness throughout. Well-balanced, rich and full of flavor but without overwhelming. Reminds me a lot of New Holland Cabin Fever, which is a favorite of mine.

4.2
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Dark mahogany with good, foamy, tan head / Nose of roast barley and caramel / Medium body, chewy, lightened by some acidity, with good balance and finish / Flavors of roast barley, dark roast coffee, unsweetened chocolate, prunes, and lemon / A solid brown.

4.2
Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a quick diminishing head. Scents of sweet cocoa with some coffee hints. Very robust malts that again have the taste of cocoa and coffee. Very flavorful as it basically a step below the bold taste of a stout. If you’re into dark and heavy beers, this is a must try!

4.2
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big caramel, roasted barley, biscuit and rye with a hint of fruity hops. Flavour is big on caramel, malt and roast, hint of liquorice, some winter spices like notes, coffee and more. Very nice brown ale!

4.1
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2010 Changed my rating on this. which was a 2.4 Just picked up a bottle today and it isn’t even close to my low rating before . maybe I got a bad bottle beforefrom the bottle. poured a dark brown with mahogany hues with a small tan headthat left some traces down the side of the glass. aroma roasted nuts, cherries that are almost ripe (still has some sourness mixed with the sweetness) caramel, bittersweet chocolate, plums,as it warms the choclate started to lean more to sweet side, malt. flavor had my mouth all set from some good tasteing beer but this let me down big time tasted watered downabout the only thing I got out of it was a touch of cherries and chocolate. since this doesn’t have a date on the bottle anyplace I don’t know how old this is.


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