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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.

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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
Don’t know how this one scored so low, it’s beautiful, full flavored, malty with just the right amount of hops. The aroma is mild and it pours a dark cloudy brown with a frothy head. Honestly, when I’m drinking this I imagine it’s what Tolkien’s Hobbits or Dwarves would brew or what they might have had in old England. Well worth trying for fans of malty ales, gamers and Tolkien fans.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (812) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Andover Liquors. Appearance is dark brown with tons of effervescent sparkle, 2-finger width foamy beige head with good retention and lots of sudsy lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar and nuts. Taste is roasted malts, mild dark fruit, caramel, nuts. Palate is medium bodied with creamy, thick texture, soft carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, this is quite good with a fair amount of complexity. Can’t understand the low ratings based on the one I had.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1176) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Aroma - dark barley malt, Appearance - the body is a clean cola brown. The head is around 1" and settles slowly. Taste - has a little roasted barley, mild English style hops, and a sort of tannic fruitiness. Palate - is light to medium, texture is a bit thin, the carbonation is flat, the finish is slightly tannic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4442) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2016
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Pours with a dark brown body and a short tan head that has poor retention. Roasted nuts,dark bread and toffee in the nose. The flavor follows. Slightly more bitter than sweet. Mild, roasty flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1076) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is caramel, malts. Taste is mild caramel with a light hoppy finish. Yer Basic Nut Brown.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
4oz draft taster. Medium brown with lite tan head. A: nutso and bread, with sweet caramel malt. T: caramel malt, bread, hint of lite citrus. Plain but drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (2486) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Dark brown with reddish tint, small creamy beige head, medium carbonation, faint caramel aroma, little caramel and roasted hazelnut taste, thin body, medium bitter finish with roasted nut aftertaste. Not bad, not great either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a reddish brown. Caramel malt aromas with a hint of nut. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate with some smokey nut aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase supermarket. Dark brown body with thin tan head. Nose is toasty, nuts, caramel, sweet. Taste is malts, caramel, some citrus. Nice and smooth.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Aroma is poor. Pours dark brown with small head. Drinks light for so dark a color and tastes plain kinda watery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
some nutty flavors with a sweet malt finish. aroma of nuts and coffee. pours black with a reddish brown head. had a bottle pour at home. okay beer.


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