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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich brown color with malt, and toasted malt notes with a dry finish.

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minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2010
Brown; minimal head. In short, rather uninspired brown ale; indistinct malty flavor.

3.9
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2009
A rich roasted nutty aroma that draws you closer to reveal more malty scents along with a dose of floral hops. Medium brown body producing a nice settling head and very good lacing. Medium bodied, rich and malty with an assertive bitterness. Extremely robust flavor chock full of nuts, toast, mild coffee and those wonderful floral hops. Great brown, I’m glad to have finally been able to enjoy this at the brewpub.

3.3
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
On tap at great lakes. Notes of toast, earth, caramel, and chocolate. Decent beer, more earthy than i expected. a little rough a round the edges, but not bad.

3.5
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2009
medium brown, nice white head. some hop to the nose. mild bitterness followed by a good deal of citrusy hop flavor before a little toasted malt and some yeasty esters before a nice dry finish. the hops distract from the malt aspects of the brew and there is very little chocolate flavor here, a decent brown ale, but the recipe could use some adjusting

3.5
Tmoney99 (14855) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle from trade from fiver29. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body. Solid balanced toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

3.9
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Shared by beervirgin at Cbus 9. Pours a dark brown color with a smallish tan head. Aroma is caramel, slight chocolate, some toffee perhaps. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, molasses. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes sweet. This was a very nice surprise for a style that rarely impresses me.

3.7
thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Shared by Leopoldstoch at C-bus 9. Deep brown color with a small head. The aroma was of sweet malts, milk chocolate, and caramel. The taste was a nice creamy coffee flavor with hints of vanilla and molasses. I rather enjoyed this one.

3.5
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Shared at the Cbus tasting by Butters...I like the sweet malty ones and this did not disappoint. Taste of sweet caramel and brown sugar.

3.4
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
C-Bus 9 shared by butters: Bottle: Pours a clear reddish brown in color with a white head. Aroma, caramel, brown sugar, and a little nutty. Flavor, light caramel, brown sugar, body was a little on the thin side. But overall after being named after something so putrid, it turns out alright.

3.6
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2007
22oz bottle purchased from the brewery - Pours a crystal clear light brown/amber color with small off white head. Aroma has chewy malts, light caramel, notes of honey, vanilla, raisens, slightly creamy. Flavor with lots of light caramel, note of honey, cherry, oak, with a fairly sweet finish. A good brew, nothing amazing but solid - a bit too sweet for my tastes, would have liked a bit more bitterness to balance.


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