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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A myth-shattering ale that proves all dark beers don’t have to be filling. Sweetly smooth with nutty hints of roasted caramel flavor. Pair with grilled beef or vegetables, Southwest cuisine and caramel desserts.

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2.3
Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Clear amber color, thick off white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of cardboard and caramel. Taste is chocolate, caramel and cardboard.

3.5
Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2002
Clear, dark brown w/ red accents. Aroma is of bark, hinting at bread crust, pecans and tobacco. Fairly full body, enhanced by the low carbonation and touch of oiliness. Malty front with light nuttiness leads to more iron-tasting middle. Finishes with earthy, toasty notes and an increase in hop dryness. Straightforward flavours very similar to the aroma. Thanks Shorlin!

3.5
Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light earthiness, light coffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and a hint of vanilla with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a brown body with a small white head. Aroma of malt and cocoa. Flavor of malt, nuts, toasted malt, and caramel.

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2017
On tap. Off white head and copper color. A-slightly sweet caramel, and some earthy. T-toffee-light/medium malt, some earthy hops.

2.3
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Brown pour, tannish head. Very malty aroma with a good scent of coffee. Flavor is really weird. Coffee mixed with plastic and nail polish. Smells better than it tastes.

3.5
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/08/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

clear dark brown, thin fine tan head, nutty chocolate biscuit aroma with very nice carmel sweetness, light body, nice rich malt flavor with great toasted and chewy chocolate character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.5
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle picked up at Beertopia Omaha, opened in Exira, Iowa. Hazy, dark brown appearance with an off white head. Roasty, nutty, a bit charred aroma with light notes of fruit and wood. Burnt, roasty caramel malty, a touch smoky, lightly fruity flavor with a smooth finish and relatively little in the aftertaste. Easy enough to drink.

3.2
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown/amber pour with a khaki colored head. Nose is slightly sweet and dusty. Medium palate. Taste is mild chocolate, a hint of fruit, sweet caramel, and some earthiness. Not too bad.

2.7
AirForceHops (7239) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Draft. Light brown color. Aroma is weak at best, maybe weak nuts. Flavor has weak nuts, grain flavors. Watery body, thin finish.


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