RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.

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slowrunner77 (12162) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"pretty smooth, on par with Moose drool flavor-wise, but a little lighter in body, more like a Samuel Smith’s. A solid effort, but not worth going out of your way for."

hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Draft... Clear, dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is subtle chocolate, red wine and vanilla. Nicely balanced and a bit tangy. Nutty with chocolate and vineous notes. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes creamy and barely bitter. Not much to it, really.

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2008
What a surprise, pours a BROWN color! Head is beige colored. Aroma is nutty and sweet as expected. Flavor is also nutty and a tad sweet wtih some good malt, and maybe even a touch of vanilla. Not bad, not amazing either.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/22/1998
Source: sf hfse

dark brown, whispy tan head, light malt flavor, good does of chocolate malt, low bitterness
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nice light hop character to balance the chocolate malt, slight sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

DocLock (10745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Thank you to DrunkAsASkunk for this one. Pours deep dark brown,with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, almonds, cabernet, hops, and slight prunes. Tastes malty, with hints of brown sugar, toffee, almonds, caramel, and slight Coca-cola. Nice, smooth medium-bodied finish. I haven’t had a bad California beer yet.

BVery (10617) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Darker brown pour with a small off-white carbonation head. Nose is nutty and malty. Medium palate yet somewhat full. Taste is also malty, nutty, with a hint of chocolate. Pretty solid.

jercraigs (10592) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
2008-12-06. Dark brown body with a modest off-white head. (3+) Sweetish malt, light tangy character to the flavour. (6+) Sweet malt aroma, light caramel and dusty malt accents. Average palate. Meh. <i>On tap at Coles, Buffalo</i>

DuffMan (10459) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
Dark chestnut brown, clear, light brown head with brief retention. Chocolatey with a subtle berry fruit note a nd a stemmy mild hop finish. Loved it!

KyotoLefty (10376) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2011
Draught at Tadg’s. Nice chocolaty smell with nuts, grape and light cherry. Medium to dark brown with orange tints and lace. Rich chocolate malt flavor, cocoa, light cream and nuts, slightly fruity. Smooth and rich. Simple but very tasty.

phaleslu (10338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft at Yard House. Pours a pretty much clear amber-tinted brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, and faint coffee. Flavor is the same but a tad better; sweet, malty, and toasty. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid brown ale. Nothing spectacular, just gets the job done.

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