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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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We combine roasted malt with three additions of select hops to produce a well-balanced dark ale with a satisfying finish.

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3.5
Aurelius (5479) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Chocolaty ale aroma with a west coast tinge. Nice label, murky walnut brown beer. Grassy-earthy notes, floral/citrus overtones combined with a coffeish brown ale flavor. Medium body. FInishes with coffee and grapefruit pith hop bitterness. The occasional chemical and grassy note in the finish. Good. Ale in the Mail selection, June 2007.

3.2
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 28, 2007
This beer pours out a nice dark amber color but the head fades away very quickly. There is a nice earth smell to it that is not that strong but still appealing. As you drink it you taste some nice earthy tones and some bitter hops.

3.7
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Poured a deep brown with a slight red hue. The head was modest off-white. Smells as it tastes. Solid matly body with overtones of figs. Citrusy hops give a bite to the aftertaste. This one is pretty smooth with great drinkability. Different from other brown ales I’ve had, but who cares how accurately a beer represents a style, so long as it’s tasty.

3.6
mkgrenwel (621) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Medium bodied and smooth. Almost more of a light bodied porter than a brown ale. A little raisin. Nutty. I guess I’d say some brown sugar. Not really complex at all, but smooth, good body and full flavored. I might call this more of an old ale than a brown ale, but it’s pretty good.

3.7
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle. Aroma light roast malts chocolate and a tinge of citric hop. Poured dark brown. Flavor was pretty much the same as the aroma. Palate was almost a medium fullness. Very tasty.

3.4
johnnysuede (16) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Citrus spice aroma, dark brown hue and nice initial head. Lighty sweet flavor with a shorter finish. Nice light body and texture, not much carbonation.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
GBof A PA-12 oz bottle-pours a thick light tan head and amber/brown color. Aroma is medium malt, citrus. Taste is medium malt-chocolate, secondary citrus. Mild. Nice. OK carbonation.

3.9
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Pours a turbid brown with reddish highlights. Slight white head. Aroma of caramel apples and some grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Lots of sweet malts featuring candy apple, some chocolate, slight roast and lots of noble hops and a husky, dry finish. Some citrus at the conclusion. Interesting melange of flavor and one of the tastier "brown" ales, that’s for sure. Thanks to Michigan Mike.

3.7
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Poured a dark, ruby red with a small white head. Not much retention but silky lacings persisted throughout. Nice hoppy/malt aroma with a medium fizzy palate that ends slightly dry. Flavor of malt (slight hints of roasted malt) and bitter hops that linger in the aftertaste. A respectable interpretation of the style, while I felt the flavor could have been more complex.

3.7
thornecb (6018) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Conglomerate head that retains with slight lacing. Caramel notes. Creamy with a bitter lasting finish.


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