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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A mildly hoppy English brown ale with faint caramel flavors.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle poured a clear brown with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of carmel, milk chocolate and a hint of nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, bakers cocoa and light nuttiness with a crisp dry lingering malty finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2007
(12oz bottle) Small beige head atop lightly hazed copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some nut. Taste is medium sweet, nut, earthy, tea. Light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2009
12oz bottlepours a rich light tan head that laces and brown with orange color. Aroma is chocolate-medium malt, earthy, roasty. Taste is chocolate/molasses-medium malt, roasty, secondary earthy/sharp (not quite coppery) hops bite. Medium/full body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7939) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2011
12-oz. Thanks, Bob! Pours a hazy dark brown with a loose tan head. Nice fresh malty molasses and graham cracker nose with a bit of fresh hop showing. Creamy medium body with wooly carb. Sweet bready mid-palate with toasty herbal finish. Quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
This beer came in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma was bitter, roasty and had a sharp floral hop element. The flavor was bitter, roasty, smoky, and malty with a touch of wood underneath. The finish was long, roasty and smoky. Not really my style. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle thanks to AirForceHops: Pours a clear deep copper mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted nutty nose with a touch of British hops and hint of fruitiness. Starts with a good mild sweetness and toasted maltiness well-balanced with lightly piny bitterness before a crisp bittersweet finish. An enjoyable, true to style, and very drinkable brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6950) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown color, nearly opaque. Thin, white, creamy head. Great lacing and presentation. Malty aroma, with a faint nuttiness. A nice light, malt flavor up front...mouthfeel has a slight crispness. Noticeable hop presence quickly blends into the back. Finish again has a nice hop taste as it warms, with a slight nuttiness. Very well done brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6400) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Pours a nice dark brown, with some lighter chestnut brown tones. Faint aroma, dry nutty, some coffee and malt. Very similar recipe to their porter and is basically just a toned down version with toffee/nut malt in place of the bigger chocolate. As body warms, is very mild and smooth. Dry hops flavor on the finish, mildly acidic, quite bitter. Good balance as usual from Ipswich. Could stand a good amount more flavor though to really make me want to drink this. I'll take the porter or the dark any time over this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Pours brown (duh!) with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt with some nutty biscuity hints. Tastes sweet with some nicely balanced nutty hints with a nice caramelly finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Pours a beige head with a pretty dark brown body. Malty aroma with nuts and caramel. Taste is molasses, nuts, malts, and caramel. Nutty finish. Sort of semisweet. I really enjoyed this brew.


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